My favorite variation of this recipe is to use Bud Light Lime, lime juice & 4-6 oz shredded Cheddar Jack cheese. If I use a whole lime for the juice I also like to add a little zest. I have always cut the butter down to 1/4 cup. I make this all the time & love this recipe!! Thank you!
I, too, have made this many times and vary it with different ingredients and beers. Here are some of my variations: Onion/Dill. I used half white whole wheat flour/half bread flour. Added some dried minced onion and some dill (probably a tablespoon or so of each). Used Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat beer. Oatmeal/Walnut: I whirled up about a cup of rolled oats in my mini-processor to make a coarse oat flour and added that to the measuring cup before I measured out the flour. I used straight bread flour for the remaining flour. I toasted about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of walnut pieces and added them to the flour and then used Oatmeal Porter as the beer. Sprinkled the top with some whole rolled oats before pouring on the melted butter. Cheddar: I used straight KA bread flour and added a good handful of shredded medium cheddar cheese. The "beer" I used was a crisp apple hard cider. All the variations I've tried so far have been great. Looking forward to reading more here, too.
I have made this bread many times. I've made it with all different types of beer, but I find that the darker heavy beers make it really flavorful. I alway have the ingredients on hand which makes this recipe even better! Its a keeper!
My husband saw this recipe recommended on www.homebrewtalk.com (very highly recommended) and asked me to make it with some of his homebrewed American Pale Ale. I did the plain flour version with added baking powder, and well sifted flour ;). It is delicious! And nothing like a brick at all :). I went with 1/3 of a cup of butter over the top as a nice halfway point between your two suggestions :) I might try it again with salted rather than unsalted butter, I think it might make it a bit more savoury.
Simply delicious. All my friends are hooked now, too! I'd never had beer bread before, I'm so glad this recipe was my first!
Absolutely delicious!!! I completely agree that the sifting makes all the difference.
Freakin amazing. LOVED IT!!!
I couldn't sleep last night and started this recipe at 2am and took it out of the oven at 3. Everyone loves it! I doubt there will be any left by lunch time today!