Everyone loves beer bread but few realize just how easy it is to make completely from scratch. There are so many boxed versions available and while they are good nothing beats making something completely homemade. It’s fresher tasting and you know exactly what goes into it. The great thing about beer bread is it takes less than five minutes to pull together and it requires NO rising so within an hour you can have a nice, hot loaf of bread ready to serve.
Beer bread is also very versatile so feel free to use this recipe as a base and then change up the flavor profile. Try making a Cheddar Jalapeno, Cheesy Green Onion, or even a Savory herb bread. Click here for a few other great variations that you can try! I prefer to use red ales for this recipe, in particular I like Killians Irish Red, but you can use any beer that you like. The beer bread will have a stronger or milder beer flavor depending on which brand and type that you choose. Serve this bread alongside chili, stew, or any hearty meat dish. It also makes a great, simple appetizer! Cut the loaf into chunks and serve with an herb or spinach dip.
- 3 cups flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 (12 oz) can of beer
- 1/2 stick (4 tbs) of salted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a 9X5 loaf pan and set aside.
Sift all of the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Slowly add the beer and stir until well combined.
Place the dough into the greased pan. Pour the melted butter all over the top. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.