Beer Bread Mix (with Gift Tag Directions)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is beer bread with some character. Mix it up for dinner or layer ingedients in a jar for gift-giving. From a Holiday Cooking issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. Place with remaining ingredients in jar, layering if bottle is clear.
  3. GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS: Place jar contents in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in one 12-oz.
  5. can or bottle of beer just until combined.
  6. Pour into a greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan.
  7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cover with foil during the last 10 minutes of baking if necessary to prevent overbrowning.
  9. Remove from oven and brush with butter, if desired.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  11. Serve warm or cool completely on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

I gave this mix away as Christmas gifts mixed up in plastic zip lock bags tucked into a red lunch sack along with a bottle of beer. Finally, after all this time (it's almost Easter now) I figured I should make it to see what it tasted like. It is a very good and unusual tasting beer bread. It doesn't get the usual quick bread rounded shape, it is almost flat on top. I used corn flour in place of the corn meal as it has a finer texture. (Corn flour is available from Bob's Red Mill). For my Christmas mixes, I used Kraft pre-grated Parmesan cheese, but I did use fresh grated for my own. I also melted 1/4 cup butter and poured over the top prior to baking. It was great! LonghornMama, thank you for posting a wonderful recipe!

Rose is Rose March 03, 2008

This is so good! It is like a cross between cornbread and beer bread. I can't wait to try it with sharp cheddar and green chilies in place of the parmesan and red pepper flakes. I think it might also be good just plain without the cheese or peppers with just jelly on top. This recipe is so versatile!

Mika G. November 17, 2007

This is fabulous bread! I made up a loaf just to give it a try. DH and I loved it! I added a cup of shredded cheese to the batter and 1tsp of minced garlic too. Turned out great! This is a keeper for sure. Its so easy to put together and done in a flash. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Marsha D. December 12, 2005

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