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Buttery Beer Bread

Homemade Beer BreadLet me start this post off by telling you how hungry I am right now after looking at these bread photos again.  Now I’ll go ahead and admit that I’m always hungry lately.  I know it has to do with this growing baby inside of me, but I really am tired of being so hungry all of the time.  Then, there is the heart burn I get in the evenings, that I sometimes confuse for hunger pain (or is it hunger “pang”)?  I just don’t know, I’m so confused lately! ;)

What I’m definitely not confused about is the ease and deliciousness of this beer bread.  Plus, it has come to the rescue and satisfied my hunger, although probably enhancing the heart burn.  Oops.  Some things are worth the burn, though, baby!

Homemade Beer BreadBe ready for a shocker.  This bread is thrown together within just a few minutes, then fresh out of the oven in an hour.  Eat it warm, and you won’t be sorry.  But, eat it more than a few times a year, and your arteries will be sorry.  Indulge sparingly, friends, but please make sure you do indulge.  :)

Enjoy with:
Creamy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Homemade Spaghettio’s
Jambalaya
Fettuccine with Tomato Cream Sauce
Spicy Chili

Buttery Beer Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Buttery Beer Bread

Homemade buttery beer bread. The ultimate quick bread.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer (dark preferred, but light works as well)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. (My preferred spray is Baker's Joy.)

Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Pour the beer into bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Pour half the melted butter into the bottom of the loaf pan. Add the batter to the pan, then pour the other half of the butter on top.

Bake on the center rack in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until the top is crispy golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve immediately or reheat in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Source: The Novice Chef, originally Ezra Pound Cake

http://www.seededatthetable.com/2013/01/16/buttery-beer-bread/

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Comments

  1. Oh I remember the heartburn…it eats away at your insides :( The hunger part is awesome though!! Hope you’re eating lots of great snacks :) This bread looks so good!!!

  2. I’m a homebrewer, and have never made beer bread. How lame is that? This looks perfect, and I can’t wait to make it!

  3. YUMS! Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Oh goodness! How easy does this look? I’m excited to try this on my own, since I’ve only ever made it from one of those boxes that you get at those different parties. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the simplicity of this recipe! It would be the perfect thing to serve with a big bowl of soup this winter :)

  6. Beer bread is my favorite! Yours looks amazing!

  7. Mmm, I love beer bread! This one looks so simple and delicious – my kind of recipe! :)

  8. This sounds really similar to a recipe I’ve been making for years! We absolutely love it. Honestly, I can’t even eat chili without beer bread anymore. Yum!

  9. Love beer bread! yours looks awesome! drool, now you got me hungry…even starving ; )

  10. This looks completely irresistable! Can’t wait to try it.

  11. Beer bread is my favorite. This looks awesome, Nikki!

  12. this looks so yummy! i have never tried beer bread, but i am now! :)

  13. I absolutely adore beer bread. Such a wonderful flavor!

  14. Thank you for this post, Nikki! I made beer bread (and LOVED it) when I received a prepared mix from a friend years ago. Just the other day, I was thinking there had to be a way to make it from scratch…and here it is! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This one is going in the permanent recipe file! Can’t wait to make it this weekend!

  15. Oh I love beer bread! That looks so good!

  16. This is absolutely worth the indulgence. I bet it’s amazing alongside a nice hot bowl of soup!

  17. We had this with dinner tonight. It was so easy to make that my 21 month old was able to help me put it together. My husband and I thought it was super delicious, but my 3 kids thought it was only ok. I think the beer taste was a bit strong for them.

  18. So simple, and it looks so good! Makes me wish we had beer in the house :)

    • Megan, You can actually make this bread with a substitute for the beer. We don’t have any in the house, either. I looked online and found that you can use ginger ale or even Coke. I’m trying it tonight with a can of Coke, which is what I had on hand. Will let you know how it works. :-)

  19. There is nothing more dangerous than being in posession of a simple quick bread recipe that makes you drool! Nikki…Nikki…Nikki…what am I to do with you? ;)

  20. That beer bread looks delicious! I have to admit I’ve never made bread before but this seems pretty foolproof.

  21. Banana ice cream is good and yummy. Adding vanilla cream and strawberry will further enhance it. I am mouth-watering, already!!

  22. I used self-rising flour, it works well.

  23. OMG! I never realized how easy this was to make from scratch. I just made some and wow…. SO good! Only problem was it kind of overflowed in my pan, luckily I had a cookie sheet under it because I think I lost all the butter on top. Haha. Would probably split it up into two pans next time. Super good though thanks for sharing. I have been ranting on facebook about it with a link as well!

  24. Natalie Marx says:

    I pinned this a while back, and made it for the first time tonight. Oh. Em. Gee. Best beer bread ever! Locally, we have an Irish pub that makes the best beer bread, and I’ve tried a couple different recipes to replicate it at home, coming close, but not quite to the result I wanted. This recipe BEATS IT hands-down. So delicious! The top and bottom crusts are crunchy and buttery, while the interior is soft and tender, yet chewy. Perfect beer bread. Good thing we don’t keep beer on hand…I’d be tempted to make this every night!

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