I made this last week for the dinner our performance group shares at rehearsal. We are 12 people strong, and I almost didn't get a taste! Definitely go with the 1/4c butter suggestion. Next time I will try a different type of beer...probably and Irish drought. I also used a latex breadpan and there was no spillover or leakage. Thanks for a great recipe!
Both simple and tasty just like the description says. Also a forgiving recipe. I was a little shy on a thing or two and it still worked out really well. Ended up using half whole wheat flour, mixing a few teaspoons of the butter into the batter, and pouring the rest of about one-quarter cup on the top. Oh, and the beer of the day was Kona Longboard. A simple delight and a definite keeper. Thank you!
very good, sooo easy to make. My 3 yr old ate 4 pieces and my husband, who doesn't usually like bread, went back for seconds!
Excellent and easy! Served with saurkraut chowder and it was the perfect compliment to the soup. I only used a 1/4 cup butter and mixed it into the batter. Thanks so much for posting!
I made this with some Miller Genuine Draft left over after Super Bowl festivities. Fantastic! I was sure to sift the flour, used 1/4 cup butter, reduced the sugar by 1 Tablespoon and added 1/2 teaspoon quick yeast to boost the rise. A keeper that will be a regular in my house. Thanks!
I only put 1/4 cup of butter on the top. It spilled over my standard loaf pan very quickly, all over the oven, and caused a lot of smoke! I might try this recipe again, but without the butter on top! Be careful!!!
This has to be the easiest bread to make. I love a dense hearty bread and this is perfect. I am actually giving it as Christmas gifts too! I highly recommend this.
This bread was amazing! (Only four stars, though, because it was sort of hard to cut. The top crumbled a bit when I tried slicing it, resulting in not perfectly shaped pieces.) I used some whole wheat flour and a nice stout.
This is a wonderful recipe. So easy and I seem to always have everything on hand. It is especially good with about a 1/2 cup of shredded smoked Gouda cheese.
Great recipe. Takes 2 minutes to mix up and you have home baked bread ready in an hour. Only 4 ingredients if you use self-raising flour like I did. Incredible! I cut the sugar to 2 tbsp (plenty for my taste), used 1/4 c unsalted butter and sprinkled the top with coarse sea salt. I used a local microbrew Pale Ale and I think using a good beer would make a BIG difference in this recipe because the flavour really comes through. I sliced some jalapeno stuffed olives and mixed them into the batter with some red pepper flakes; it made a fantastic spicy olive bread. I will definitely be making this recipe again, often.