Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beer Bread


Skill Level: Beginner
Skills Attained: Quick Bread
Supplies:
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 bottle/can of beer (12 ounces)
  • 1/2 butter (1 stick) (melted)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • 10" bread pan
  • Cooking spray

Beer Bread may be my third most frequently requested baked good that I make next to Monkey Bread and Apple Pie. I love this recipe because it's so simple, yet incredibly delicious. There is no kneading or rising required. A shout out to my dear, long-time friend, Abbie, for this recipe:)

A few things to note about the ingredients:
  • Self-Rising Flour: This flour includes baking powder (the leavening agent) and salt, so this simplifies the number of ingredients needed for this bread recipe. 
  • Beer: Use a beer that you enjoy. I recently had a few extra IPAs in the fridge, and I don't particularly care for IPAs. I wanted to use them though. The bread was still good, but you could definitely taste a hint of the IPA. So, stick to a beer that you enjoy drinking, because the flavor will stand out. 


Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients and Beer. 


In a large mixing bowl, stir 3 cups of self-rising flour and 3 tablespoons of white sugar. Then, pour the beer into the bowl and mix. Dump the mixture into a greased 10" bread pan. 



Step 2: Add butter.




Melt the 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter and pour over the "dough" mixture in the bread pan. 






Step 3: Bake. 




Bake the bread in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. 






Step 4: Slice and enjoy!



Remove the bread from the bread pan. Allow the loaf to cool for a few minutes, but best served warm. I enjoy this bread with jam or as a side dish served with soup. I've always been tempted to make this into french toast, but perhaps that would be a bit indulgent:) 




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Beer Bread Recipe: 

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 bottle/can of beer (12 ounces)
  • 1 stick butter (melted)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir the 3 cups of self-rising flour and 3 tablespoons of white sugar. Then, pour the beer into the bowl and mix. Dump the mixture into a greased 10" bread pan. 
  2. Melt the 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter and pour over the "dough" mixture in the bread pan. 
  3. Bake the bread in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the pan and slice. Best served slightly warm.