Quick and Easy Beer Bread

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Recipe by tinaki99

This recipe was given to me by an Irish friend whom I met when we were living in Germany (the Irish and German factor explains the 'beer' ingredient). Very quick and easy to make - just mix the ingredients and put straight in the oven. My friend noted that dark beer works best. I like to sprinkle white and black sesame seeds on the bread, as it gives it that extra taste.

Top Review by Nose5775

Adding the seeds was a cool idea! I used poppy seeds. I was afraid they would burn, but they didn't, and they tasted great. My bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale was 355 ml, and I ended up using it all. I also used 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Yum.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 325 ml beer, at room temperature (1 bottle, dark beer works best)
  • 1/4 cup seeds or grains of choice (optional)

  • sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, etc


  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Add beer all at once (it foams a lot).
  3. Stir until just mixed.
  4. Put in a greased loaf pan. (Optional: Sprinkle bottom of pan with seeds of choice after greasing; then place dough in pan and sprinkle once again).
  5. Bake at 190oC (375oF) for 35-40 minutes.

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