Beer Bread Recipe

by Pamela

Beer Bread Recipe

Grab a bottle of beer and make a delicious loaf of beer bread. Six ingredients and one hour is all you need for this delicious treat.

I’ve been making a lot of bread recipes here lately. You’ve seen the results of that from a couple of weeks ago. As easy as my most recent bread recipes have been, this beer bread recipe is by far the easiest. Beer bread is a dense bread but it’s so easy to make. You literally dump everything into a bowl, give it a stir, pop it in the oven and you have bread. No rising time required so you can easily whip up this recipe and have bread on the table in an hour.

When making beer bread…the beer you use matters. I don’t recommend using a light beer for this recipe. The beer flavor is noticeable in the finished loaf, but it doesn’t necessarily taste like beer. It tastes like a well flavored yeast. So use a beer that you like the flavor. I used a bock beer for mine.

Beer Bread Recipe

This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a beer bread recipe. A few years back I posted a cheddar beer bread recipe. Today’s recipe is a basic beer bread recipe that you could play up with some added flavors. You could toss in some cooked up pieces of bacon, a little shredded cheddar cheese, or maybe a favorite seasoning mixture. But even though this is a straight up, simple recipe don’t think it doesn’t have great flavor…it does. Craig kept swiping the pieces I was cutting for my photos.

This bread has a crunchy exterior (thank you, butter) and a nice, soft interior. It’s perfect to serve alongside a piping hot bowl of soup or sliced thinly for a hearty sandwich.

Beer Bread Recipe
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Grab a bottle of beer and make a delicious loaf of beer bread. Six ingredients and one hour is all you need for this delicious treat.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 ounce bottle of beer
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted (plus extra butter for coating pan)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl add all of the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.
  3. Slowly add beer to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until all the ingredients are wet and thoroughly combined.
  4. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9" x 4" loaf pan.
  5. Spoon the batter into the buttered loaf pan and evenly spread the dough into the pan.
  6. Slide pan into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Top should be dry looking and butter is no longer visible.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.



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1 comment

John/Kitchen Riffs November 1, 2017 at 8:52 am

Love beer bread! A few years ago we were making it a couple of times a week. Kind of gotten out of that habit, but we should start again. Yours looks terrific! Thanks.

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