Mmmmmm! I'll be making this again and sharing it with everyone I know. It was so easy and absolutely delicious! I drizzled a tablespoon or so of melted margarine over the bread and sprinkled it with another tablespoon or two of cinnamon/sugar before I baked it. This gave it a nice caramelized sugar crust on top. I also went a little heavier on the cinnamon inside the bread. It's a very moist heavy bread, perfect for breakfast or a snack. Thank you, Tish for this great recipe.
This was absolutely delicious beer bread! I was looking for something a bit different than the regular beer bread recipes to go with the pot of ham 'n beans I'd made for lunch today. I didn't add the optional raisins & nuts because I didn't think it would go with the soup but you can bet I will try it that way soon! I also used 1c. hard white wheat flour in addition to 2c. sr flour and added salt and baking powder to make up the difference. The brown sugar went so well with the whole wheat flour - really added substance and flavor! I love this recipe and will use it often. We ate 1/2 the loaf at lunch but it wont survive snack time when my kids get home from school. I can hear them begging for theirs with butter and honey now . . .