Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

The beer in this recipe makes the bread rise well and gives it a malty flavor, depending on the kind of beer you use. We like using a dark beer. Try this toasted with your favorite soup or stew.


  1. Warm beer and cheese over low heat on top of stove or in microwave.
  2. Cheese doesn't need to melt completely.
  3. Place the warm beer/cheese mixture and butter into your bread machine.
  4. Next add the flour, sugar and then the yeast in a little hole dug in the middle of the flour.
  5. Finally sprinkle the salt around the edges of the flour, away from the yeast.
  6. Set machine for 2 pound loaf, white bread.
  7. Every machine is a little different, so please check your instructions and add the ingredients in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  8. Let this bread cool almost completely before slicing.
Most Helpful

I followed the recipe exactly but didn't realize that I only had a 1.5 lb setting but it turned out great. I can't wait to make it again.

*Chef Esther* April 23, 2012

Oh, my, this is tasty!!! I used a blend of medium, sharp and extra aged cheddar and threw in about a teaspoon of cracked black pepper. I also used a very dark beer. This is so, so good I might just have to start keeping beer in the house. Thanks for posting!

ejmatl April 06, 2008

This is pretty tasty. I used some sharp cheese I had laying around and some medium cheddar. I used too much cheese as I had to keep adding flour as it was very sticky. I removed after the rising and punched it down and made 2 loaves for the oven. It rose and fell when it started baking but I think that was my fault. I'll try again using the recommended cheeses.

Dorel April 02, 2008