Pesto Beer Bread

"I love pesto so this bread is great, the yeast in the beer helps it rise nice & high. Goes great with a nice big bowl of soup. Feel free to add parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes etc for variation"
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Sift flour into a bowl. Blend in sugar & salt.
  • Add enough beer to make a smooth pliable dough.
  • Using floured fingers press out onto a lightly floured surface and spread with pesto.
  • Roll up like a swiss roll and place in a greased 10 x 20cm loaf tin.
  • Brush lightly with milk & sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 220 C for 30-40 mins or until hollow when tapped.

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  1. icecreamqueen63
    Loved this!! Great with pasta, eggs, as a grilled cheese. Thanks for sharing :)!
  2. taraatalley
    Can't wait to try it, especially since it has no yeast. Sure would like the measurements in american standards though I guess I could look it up. Doesn't it need to rise before baking?
  3. sofie-a-toast
    I loved the idea and combination here but found mine to turn out a bit dry with a hard crust. Could have easily been the Denver altitude though!
  4. Chef1MOM-Connie
    We loved this bread! Well,I really loved it and ate half of a loaf! I make beer bread regularly to eat with soups, stews and pasta dishes during the winter months. I love your take on it adding the pesto. I served it with my recipe Recipe #270895<br/>.and it was a perfect combination. The flavor was perfect witht he pasta dish. Made for AUS/NZ Swap49
  5. Pneuma
    I made this as soon as I tagged it (just forgot to review) as DH wanted bread and I wasn't able to buy one for the weekend. They were quick to prepare too. They were nice to look at with the spiral shapes when I sliced them into pieces and went well with the chicken/veg soup we had. Thanks for letting us try this!


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