Weekending: Knitting

Beer Bread

Who knew? How have I lived in Wisconsin for the better part of my life and not known about BEER BREAD?


Best extra-curricular use of beer, especially one you may not care for all that much to drink.

It could not be simpler. I used this recipe by Gerald Norman (summarized below). Sift the flour, people!


3 c. all-purpose flour (sifted)
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar
12 oz. beer
1/4 c. melted butter

Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease/butter a loaf pan. Sift & combine dry ingredients; mix in beer. Scrape dough into the prepared pan; pour melted butter over the top. Bake for 1 hour; cool in the pan on a rack for at least 15 minutes.

So yummy.

I used one of the two remaining New Belgium/Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ales that I had from Thanksgiving. I'll be adding a cup of chocolate chips to the loaf I make with the last bottle of that beer. And I will have to do some research to see how the flavor differs when using a different type of beer altogether.




Who knew?! It does look delicious...and so easy!


Looks delicious! The only time I've ever made beer bread has been from a mix where you just added beer. This sounds much better.


This looks delicious. Do you think it would work using GF Flour from King Arthur?


I knew! I like Blue Moon in bread (but not to drink) with some added zested orange peel. Last winter I made enough beer bread to go with soup and stew that I started buying cheap beer just for bread. Coors Light isn't great to drink, but I think it makes perfect bread (even without the melted butter on top)!


If only I could make beer bread! It looks perfect accompaniment to soup or stew!

Robin F.

Love beer bread. Have used light and dark beers depending on entree. Guiness bread is very hearty. Good with stew. Coors bread with fried chicken. Enjoy.


This is a genius idea! Research FTW!


That bread truly sounds like a winner! Actually, you had me at the photo with all the melted butter on top.


I missed this post while we were on vacation, but what a great reminder to come home to. What can I make for dinner that would maximize the use of beer bread?! You photos are so very tempting.


I've been making beer "buns" (muffins) for some time, and the recipe is quite similar. I am going to try this version - with "cheap" beer - not my favorites for drinking.

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