June 28, 2022Review Recipe
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This beer bread recipe yields an easy quick bread that is flavored with your favorite kind of beer. Baking bread doesn’t get much easier because there’s no kneading or yeast, and the best part of all, no rising time, and you end up with a finished product that has a delicious buttery crust and amazing flavor!
Beer Bread Ingredients
- 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 ounces of beer, light in color
- ¼ cup salted butter melted
You can adjust the flavor of this bread based on the type of beer you use.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
BEER: Because the beer you use in your beer bread recipe will have a significant effect on the loaf you make, choose a beer that matches your tastes. A light-bodied beer will make a bread with a lighter flavor compared to a dark beer or stout. Some suggestions are:
- Guinness is for stout lovers
- If you’re an IPA (India pale ale) lover, use Harpoon IPA
- Pabst Blue Ribbon is good for those who like a lager
- Brown ale lovers should try Newcastle
- If you like Belgian beer, Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company is the one for your bread
- Oarsman Ale from Bell’s Brewery is the best for sour beer lovers
CHEESE: Take this basic beer bread to the next level by mixing cheddar cheese into the bread batter before transferring it to the pan.
How To Make This Beer Bread Recipe
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This homemade beer bread recipe will make one loaf, but you could always double or triple it to make more.
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray
STEP TWO: Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.
Sifting the flour is the most important part of this whole recipe. The bread will be lighter and airier if sifted. If not sifted, then it will be a denser bread.
STEP THREE: Pour the beer into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir to combine. The mixture will be sticky.
STEP FOUR: Transfer the bread mixture to the greased loaf pan. Use a spoon to spread the bread mixture out to edges while leaving it somewhat uneven on the top to give it a more rustic bread look when it’s done cooking.
STEP FIVE: Pour melted butter over the bread mixture and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 1 hour, uncovered.
Check the bread at 50 minutes of cook time. If it is too brown on the top, cover with aluminum foil for the remaining 10 minutes.
STEP SIX: Remove from the oven and let bread cool for 15 minutes. Serve with butter, honey, and jam.
The top of the loaf will be buttery and crunchy after it’s done cooking.
How to Serve
There are so many delicious things that you can serve with homemade beer bread. A bowl of soup or chili goes particularly well to help you mop up all the liquid. Our favorite soups include this hamburger soup and crack chicken noodle soup!
ON THE COUNTER: You can keep your homemade bread fresh for a few days when sealed in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature.
IN THE FREEZER: Beer bread can be frozen if you want to keep it for longer and don’t intend to eat it right away.
When you freeze beer bread, I recommend that you slice it first. Once you have cut the beer bread up, place baking paper between the slices so they don’t freeze together. The best way to freeze this loaf is to wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in a plastic freezer bag to keep it extra fresh.
This easy beer bread recipe uses beer to create a fluffy loaf with a delicious texture. Something so novel but so tasty will surprise and impress all your guests, whether they are beer lovers or not. This just might become your new favorite quick bread!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Choosing a beer is up to your personal preference. Both a dark beer and a lighter beer would work well in this easy recipe. The flavor of the bread will change slightly depending on the beer flavor you choose.
This easy no-knead bread recipe can be frozen for up to three months stored in a freezer bag or airtight container.
While we have not tried a version with whole wheat flour, we don’t see any reason why you couldn’t give this a try.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 ounces beer, light in color
- ¼ cup salted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Butter or spray the inside of a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the beer into the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to combine. The mixture will be sticky.
- Transfer the bread mixture to the loaf pan. Use a spoon to spread bread mixture out to edges while leaving it somewhat uneven on the top to give it a more rustic look when it’s done cooking.
- Pour the melted butter over the bread mixture and place it in the preheated oven.
- Cook for 1 hour, uncovered.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Serve with butter, honey, and jam.
- You can adjust the flavor of this bread based on the type of beer you use.
- This homemade beer bread recipe will make one loaf, but you could always double or triple it to make more.
- Sifting the flour is the most important part of this whole recipe. The bread will be lighter and airier if sifted. If not sifted, then it will be a denser bread.
- Check the bread at 50 minutes of cook time. If it is too brown on the top, cover with aluminum foil for the remaining 10 minutes.
- The top of the loaf will be buttery and crunchy after it’s done cooking.