Hearty Beer Bread
Beer bread recipes are a must in our house during the fall and winter months. It's a delicious, hearty bread that is perfect for dunking in soups and stews. With only six ingredients, this beer bread comes together in a matter of minutes.
Regarding ingredients: Non-alcoholic beer works fine too, though I would recommend a darker, amber non-alcoholic beer if you can find it.
Cooking Time45 min
- 3 cups flour (all purpose or a mix of white and whole wheat)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 bottle room temperature beer (see notes section)
- 3 tablespoons (to 4) melted unsalted butter
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add the beer and stir for about 20 stokes, just until the flour is incorporated. (Try and not over-stir the batter.)
- Pour into your prepared pan and drizzle with the melted butter.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes on a cooling rack before removing it from the pan.
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Jun 18, 2017
I've played with making my own beer bread before, with differing results. Sometimes it's quite good, but I've had some failures as well. I like using a dark beer for this (I like dark beers generally) though I've seen a few recipes that suggested using an IPA. I'm normally not a great fan of IPAs since they have too much of a grapefruit taste for me. Still, I'm tempted to try an IPA with this recipe just to see how it turns out.
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Jan 22, 2017
I didn't know you have to use baking powder or soda with this recepie but thanks to previous comment I will not be using the powder.However , I remember during communist the beer bread was sold at the shops for special table addition and was the best thing that I would enjoy the most. When it was warm was just heavenly.
Feb 03, 2013
it's a tablespoon of baking SODA not POWDER! I wondered why my bread turned out gross, a little googling, and bread with beer doesn't need powder, it needs soda!
Feb 01, 2013
My family loves warm beer bread especially with a hearty soup or stew. It is really good cut thick and toasted, too. Instead of brown sugar I use honey to sweeten the mixture.
Nov 04, 2012
This one sounds real good ( I have only made a simple one with self-rising flour) It is a can of beer and 2 cups self-rising flour- mix and pour into greased and floured loaf pan-bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes (til a toothpick comes out of center clean). This was great one to toast thick slices and serve with butter and jam -it was a hit at our house - sort of a 'malty' taste ! Too easy to believe !
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