Beer Bread

Beer Bread created by Jonathan Melendez watch icons / play

Per Google.com, the #1 recipe for Beer Bread in the world! There are a few recipes for beer bread out there, but none as simple (and tasty!) as this one. You can even mix it in the baking pan for easy cleanup. This is sensational when served with soups or just as a snack, but don't expect it to be around very long when your family gets a taste of it! Be sure to use a sheet pan on the shelf below the pan to catch any excess butter that may drip during cooking.

Ready In:
1hr 3mins
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ingredients

  • 3 cups flour (sifted)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer
  • 12 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine)

directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients and beer.
  • Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  • Pour melted butter over mixture.
  • Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • UPDATED NOTES: This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.
  • Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.
  • I have had many email from you kind folks about using non-alcoholic beverages instead of beer. That is fine to do but I highly recommend adding a packet of Dry Active Yeast or 2 teaspoons of Bread (Machine) Yeast so that you get a proper rise.
  • The final result should be a thick, hearty and very tasteful bread, NOT A BRICK! ;).
  • Thank you all for the incredibly nice comments and those of you who left a bad review - learn to sift sift SIFT! You will be amazed at the results you get.
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"Per Google.com, the #1 recipe for Beer Bread in the world! There are a few recipes for beer bread out there, but none as simple (and tasty!) as this one. You can even mix it in the baking pan for easy cleanup. This is sensational when served with soups or just as a snack, but don't expect it to be around very long when your family gets a taste of it! Be sure to use a sheet pan on the shelf below the pan to catch any excess butter that may drip during cooking."

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  1. gstrymecki
    My favorite bread to make by far, I’ve used many different beers but my favorite by far is Sweetwater 420.
  2. alison.rhae
    Wondering if this recipe freezes well? Looking to bake in large quantity to store, but not sure if this would work for that, or is more just for immediate/short term
  3. Valeria P.
    This bread is so good as long as you sift the flour. Easy and versatile. I have once done with pecorino romano cheese (1/4 cup) and it was great. Another variation was garlic powder (2 tbsp). Today, St. Patrick's day, I used Guiness stout and added light brown sugar (1/2 cup) to balance the beer's rougher taste. Guess what? Is absolutely delicious!!!
  4. Anonymous
    Will an 8” x 4” pan work?
  5. Anonymous
    I only have an 8” x 4” pan, can I use this?
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