Prep 5 mins
Cook 55 mins
This recipe originated on an insert that came with a sample of specialty beers. We have made it with a number of different types and brands of beer, and it's turned out different and delicious each time.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces of your favorite beer
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- Mix all ingredients except butter; the dough will be sticky so don't try to knead it.
- Melt butter on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- Pour dough into one large or two small loaf pans (greased and lightly floured) and top with melted butter.
- The main idea is to leave enough room for the bread to rise substantially in the pan without the melted butter overflowing.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes.
This is wonderful! I sliced the leftover bread the next day and toasted it in the oven on 425 for a few minutes with a little parm cheese sprinkled on top. It crisped up nicely and was a great dunker for tomato soup! Next time I think I will add some shredded cheddar cheese and chives to the batter. Thanks for a great recipe!
Delicious and easy! I opted to put 1/2 of the butter (I used margarine) on as directed, and then the other 1/2 I put on in pats about 5-10 minutes before the end of baking, which resulted in a buttery, crispy crust. This is a bread I will make again and again whenever I have a "spare" bottle of beer. Thanks for sharing such a simple and tasty recipe!
I have a very similar recipe that I have used for longer than I like to remember. PLEASE don't tell the folks to use your favorite beer. I knew of a woman that used her husbands favorite beer and it was a disaster. None and I repeat NONE of the lite beers are worth bringing home when it come to baking. A good dark beer that is let come to room temp( living in Pennsylvania now I have come to like Yuengling either Black and Tan or Porter) I also use it at room temp. Using beer cold shocks your mix and you don't get the same rise. Good luck and keep them cards and letters coming. Cap'n Jack