Beer Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Butter a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and beer and mix well. The mixture should be sticky. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. At the last 3 minutes of baking, remove from oven, brush the top of the loaf with butter and return to oven.

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I love beer bread but 12oz of beer is not enough for 3 cups of flour. You could stir the mixture for 12 hours and the flour would still not mix in. I'm continually looking for a better beer bread recipe but most use 12 oz of beer and it just doesn't work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful bread and very easy to make. I used Yeungling and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
for people griping about a dense loaf....make sure you sift your flour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very happy with this. We made a couple of modifications to our liking. Substituted all purpose flour and 3/4 tsp salt and one small packet of instant rapid rise yeast for the self rising flour. Reduced the recipe sugar to 1/4 cup and then substituted clover honey in its place. (The honey complemented the full bodied dark ale we used.) Also added 2 Tablespoons canola oil. The dough sponge was a bit loose and it was necessary to work in about 1/2 cup additionqal flour to tighten it up. Place in loaf pan. After 45 min rising time the result was a terrific loaf of bread. It would make even better dinner rolls if baked in muffin tins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A little too sweet. Next time I will use less than half of the sugar item not reviewed by moderator and published
First beer bread I have made from scratch. Love it and I am not even a beer drinker! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soo Easy!!! Soo Yummy!!! Must Try ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy to make! I used a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat beer and would not do so again - this recipe is begging to be made with a dark beer like a porter, Guinness, etc. Definitely use salted butter for on top - delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times. This is quick & easy to make. I don't have self rising flour on hand, I looked up the substitution for it using all purpose flour = 3c AP flour, 1 1/2 TBS baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt. It came out great! Easy & versatile recipe. I've substituted club soda for the beer & it is still tasty. Goes great with beef stew & chili. item not reviewed by moderator and published
way too sweet, didn't rise..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
First, I used AP flour and added baking powder, so that may have affected it (although I've done the same for many other recipes and they worked great. The loaf is very dense, which is ok but not really what I was looking for. Also, I added the entire half cup of sugar and wish I hadn't, the bread turned out weirdly sweet. I recommend Alton Brown's beer bread recipe, I've made that a couple times and it's much better both texture and flavor wise in my opinion item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was very good & tasty. Best when hot from the oven. I used an amber beer, would be good with a darker beer and add a little extra sharp cheddar & fresh chives for a different flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was a little bulky. I've made lighter loaves, but it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is wonderful bread which is always a big hit. I was always asked to make it for college events & it was gone in a flash. -- One variation which I created involves placing Kielbasa sausage in the center of the bread prior to baking in the oven. No need to change the cook time. The bread will be moist with a smokey flavor. Can be eaten with or without butter. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. I added a little cinnamon and used 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I also listened to another reviewer and poured my melted butter on before baking. Really good if you go into this knowing this is going to be a very dense bread instead of light and fluffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy, and so moist. It tastes so good with soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy, quick recipe that is always a big hit. I make one modification: I pour the melted butter on before I bake it and it makes it just a little moister. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very big success!! I actually have to make some more because it ended too fast, but it´s really easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really a great recipe, use a nice smokey home brew beer and it turned out perfect (already half gone since last night lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor! I was wishing I had a box of T.S. beer bread to make but this was so simple, I don't see why I would ever need the box again. Sorry T.S. I will still buy other products from you. Thanks for a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use a dark beer and the sugar is just the right addition to the bread. Great with stew or a beer-cheese soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks. I used to use this recipe years ago (1980s but lost it in a move. I am so glad to have found it again. I was fond of using different kinds of beer to get different flavors. Our favorite was dark beer. Gave a nice color and deep "beery" flavor. It's snowing outside, so I'll be making this to go with a hot stew for supper tonight. :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple, so tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you don't like the taste or thought of using beer, you can substitute Sprite or 7UP. Great recipe and who needs expensive mixes when this is sooo easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love how simple this recipe is, also love how the seasonal pumpkin ales make it taste. I decided to try adding a couple tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling, switched the sugar to 1/4 c granulated and 2/3 dark brown. Turned out really moist and dense yet had a nice slightly crunchy crust. Was a hit at the dinner party I took it to. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can't get much simpler than this! Yes, it was sweet, but I loved it! My oldest daughter snagged a bit off my plate, and came back for more - now to see tomorrow how the other two like it... ; Made to go with some chicken chili - perfect accompaniment, I thought... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This beer bread was so simple and easy to make! Although my family LOVED it, I didn't like it as much purely because I'm not a huge beer fan. (Hence why I still give it 5 stars, I'm just not a beer person! I have to say, it did taste great paired with some sharp farmhouse cheddar cheese! This recipe is too easy not to love! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best beer bread that I have ever tried! Even better than Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef beer bread! Very easy recipe and less than 5 minute prep time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just got done making this Beer Bread and it was so easy and taste awesome. I am going to a family reunion and I will be very proud to bring this bread! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread was far better than I thought it would be, considering that it took me no longer than three minutes to throw the ingredients together! It was dense, sweet and was a lovely color after baking. I served it with baked beans and pork chops, which was a great combination, but it was even better a couple of days later with super spicy chili. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was super easy and turned out great! My husband can't wait for me to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely foolproof and fabulous! 1/3 cup sugar is plenty, and toasted with butter = heaven!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is amazingly simple. So simple my husband can make it...he doesn't know anything about cooking. If you have all ingreds. on hand, it takes only about 3 mins. to make...then the baking time. I often bring one of these as a gift instead of wine or flowers. Some times I add some oats, or cornmeal for a little added texture. It doesn't hurt to add less sugar.I usually add 1/3 cup less. No difference in taste. We love this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is a little too sweet for my taste as written. I cut the sugar to a scant 1/3 cup and it is perfect. Makes a quick and easy special side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After the very first time I made this bread, my husband and sons said, next time, you have to make 2 of them. It's great. I have made it many times since and anybody who has tried it has loved it. I also do not buy self-rising flour, I took the suggestion of another review and substituted 1.5 tsp of baking powder and 1.5 tsp of salt and it works perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too sweet. Sweeter than a dinner roll. It's almost sweet as some of the fruit breads that I've made. Still, it's pretty good. My husband loved it. I'll just cut back the sugar next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good and so easy to make! I used honeymoon (summer ale by bluemoon), and it came out perfect!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy easy easy to make, everyone loves it! especially in the am, toasted with more butter, omg. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why on earth would you use self rising flour in a recipe for beer bread? It's simply not necessary, nor, have I found, is it a staple item in most kitchens. Just use 1 Tablespoon of baking powder to 3 cups of flour, and save a trip to the store to buy that self-rising flour that most of us don't keep on hand. I used unbleached flour with the added baking powder and it turned out as good as any beer bread I've ever had. Not better, but definitely as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe last night and it took me literally 5 minutes before it was baking in the oven. I made my own self rising flour, used Sam Adam's pale ale, cut it down to 1/3 c of sugar due to other reviews, and added about 1Tablespoon of 'Garlic n' Herb' spice (by Simply Organic). All I can say is this was the best beer bread I have ever had! It smelled delicious cooking in the oven and when I pulled it out it looked wonderful..and boy was it! I will also add that I added a little more butter to the top then the recipe called for. I will never make another recipe. This is simply the best!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided for my dad's bday that I would make an entire meal that revolved around beer tasting. With each beer that I had, I made a dish with it. This was the only thing I made that I didn't use some specialty beer to make it with and it was one of everyone's favorites! I couldn't believe how simple it was and how good it tasted. This one is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome beer bread! Super easy to make! Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this bread recipe. I haven't tried any other beer bread recipes, but this is so simple to make, and everyone loves it whenever I make it. It's easy enough to whip up for a potluck, and tasty enough to seem like it took a lot of effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is sweet and super easy to make. It is great as gift giving and at parties. I will keep this recipe forever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First off. I have to say, I am not a baker of cookies or bread, but I did it. I love beer. I had heard of a beer from Samual Adams that had a high alcohol content. I stumbled across SA Doble Bock w/ 9% alcohol. I though what the heck. 4 to a pack at $10 was steep, but what the heck. I got home and tried one and ended up FORCING one down. I did not like this one. So, I got to thinking, Beer Bread. I found this recipe and baked one loaf. I AM HOOKED! Since then, I have made 2 more loaves with the SA. I have made 8 more, working on 9 right now with Shiner Bock (A Texas beer) and will be making at least one loaf a week now. After reading some of the other comments, I am going to try varying the recipe with spices and flavors. Thanks All !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time with Sam Adam's Octoberfest. So yummy and a little sweet. Very moist. Less than a week later I decided to try out a suggestion from a fellow review and make a cinnamon raisin version. Used sugar as called for, 1/4 c raisins and 1T of cinnamon. Then I used A&W Cream Soda instead of beer. Put a little butter on top and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. YUM! Play with this recipe. It's so good I want to make it weekly. One warning watch the cook time, the sweet version cooked faster by 5 minutes, at least in my oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best beer bread ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bread was very good. The second time I made it I added 1 small onion(1/2 medium size) to the dough then baked it. I added an additional 3 minutes to the cooking time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy! I ran out of the self-rising flour, so I used all-purpose flour and added baking power and baking soda. This is a nice bread to accompany a soup or just having for breakfast with butter or jelly. It is dense, but that's the point of beer bread. It's similar to quick bread. The first time we made it, I used a Cherry Wheat beer and it was just good, you could taste the cherry flavor. This time, I used a blueberry lager (Wild Blue) and added a pint of blueberries (make sure to toss them in some flour). The bread is so delicous and moist!!! Experiment with different types of beer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread was very good, not excellent. Deffinitly east to prepare but to be honest I like more 'bread' to my bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe tastes just like the boxed version from tastefully simple, and almost as simple. I do recommend their garlic garlic dip with it. So yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, love, love this bread. I not only use beer for this recipe but I also use other carbinated drinks. I have used sprakling cider or orange soda in the fall. When using a blonde beer I add in orange Cranraisins. Today, I am making Dill Bread with this recipe by adding 2 tsp of dill. I agree with Sue, I cannot always get a hold of my Tastefully Simple distributor and this is a lot more economical. I will be giving a jar of the ingredients to my family and friends for the holidays with a tag attached for the directions. This is the best!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 5 year old grandson just loves making and eating this bread with me. I think it would make great French toast!! Dorothy Boardman, Oh item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Not only is this recipe delicious it far more economical than the boxed ingredients from Tastefully Simple. I used 1/2 a stick of melted unsalted butter and poured it on top of the batter before putting it in the oven. I cubed the cooled bread and served it with a warm cheesy dip. My friends loved it and wanted the recipe because they insisted it tasted better than the boxed version. item not reviewed by moderator and published
On a whim, I decided to whip up some beer bread for my boyfriend and I last night with dinner. We had a couple of bottles of Sam Adam's Oktoberfest in the fridge, so I used that to make the bread. It was *very* good. I just can't get over how easy this reicpe is and how wonderful it turned out! The crust was very crunchy and the inside was nice and soft... we loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Forget the bread... Drink the beer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried other recipes for beer bread before and they always come out too buttery or too dry. This is the perfect recipe, and best of all its EASY! I have used this recipe over and over and have never been disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you don't have self-rising flour on hand, just substitute 3 cups all-purpose flour plus 1.5 teaspoons each of baking powder and salt. I used Leinie's Honey Weiss for the beer -- excellent choice! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fiance thinks this recipe is better than the mixes. Unless you need to run to the store to get the ingredients, it does not take 20 minutes to prepare! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this during football season. Let's just say I've had friends lick the plate when I wasn't looking. As good as those mixes and MUCH cheaper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellant!! sprinkle a little salt on top. dense bread. maybe add a little sprinkle of yeast for more holes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great addition to a meal item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making beer bread using a Tastefully Simple Mix. This recipe is close, but it isn't quite as good. I am hoping to find on as good as the boxed mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is quick and easy to make. I melted the butter and drizzled it over the top of the bread before placing it in the oven. My family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For a richer flavor, I pour 1/2 - 3/4 a cup of melted butter over the top 10 minutes before it's finished cooking! Just watch out for the smoke... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I toasted the bread and used it with an asiago dip--DELICIOUS! I used a light beer, next time I'll try a lager to see how it tastes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread was great... I usually buy the recipe and supplies in a box from expensive names...This tasted exactly the same & was sooo easy!!! I was worried about which kind of beer to use, all I had was a corona light and still tasted excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try different type of beer for different tastes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only wish I would have made this along time ago. Perfect to use with dips or just to eat plain. It is so easy and tastes so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just cant say enough about a recipe that takes such little time. And tastes good with stew, or a cup of tea. I have also tried versions with rosemary added, or raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was kind of dense - the next day - the birds enjoyed it more than my family... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't cook much but this bread is just to easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great party starter, everybody loves the taste and you can make it last minute. The house wil smell great when your guests arrive! Cut it up and serve with a spread or dip. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is great. Adding one egg makes it more moist. Also try adding 2 cups of shredded colby jack cheese or sun dried tomatoes and dried herbs. Try different beers, each brand gives it a completely different taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe after spending way too much on packaged beer bread mixes. It is delicious and couldn't be easier. For a different twist, try adding one cup cinnamon chips and using cream soda instead of beer. Tastes great toasted in the morning! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this bread so many times that I now have it memorized! It's great tasting and so easy. I looked up this recipe to replace a beer bread mix I bought from a kitchen party and it's exactly the same. Now people ask me for the recipe. LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread tastes and smells great. For my taste I would add a little salt. I love the ease of making it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe, I added a few ingredients of my own, cheddar cheese and garlic. Yum!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After trying what seems like a million pre-made mixes, I found this recipe. What a FANTASTIC one! The ingredients are so inexpensive, easy to find and simple. It was easy enough that I made it with my three year old and it tasted far better than the mixes.(Even the expensive ones you buy at in-home cooking shows)I highly recomend this bread, especially with the winter months comming up. It is fabulous with soups and such! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is just to easy to taste sooooooooo good! , I will have to adjust the temperature and time of baking next time. The bottom was just a "bit" to well done for my taste, but other wise EXCELLENT! It is perfect for soups, breakfast or even with a simple dinner. 5 stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A good, easy to make beer bread. Too done when I first tried it, now I cook it at 350? for about 5 minutes less, but it could be my oven. I would recommend a good, dark beer because you can taste the beer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such an easy recipe and works with any beer; family loves this bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great beer bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was quick and easy, and my family loved it. I passed it on to my mom, and she loved it too. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great beer bread item not reviewed by moderator and published
It doesn't get much easier than this. I make this Beer Bread often. I have experimented with different beers and I have found that it is best made with "Honey Brown," which is a honey flavored lager. It makes the bread slightly sweet and there is no trace of bitterness like some of the other better known beers give the bread. The only drawback to this no brainer recipe is that the dough is extremely sticky and can be a little bit difficult to stir together. I have tried using just my hands, but I recomend using a wooden spoon and lots of good old-fashioned elbow grease. Also be careful not to pour in the beer in too fast as there is some initial foaming up, that can bubble right out of the bowl. This is so easy and smells terrific while baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is so easy to make, and it is a huge crowd pleaser. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is wonderful bread and so easy to make. I even used Splenda. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is a family favorite. My son is married to a girl who doesn't cook so I measured out 4-5 ziplocs with the flour and sugar and a six pack of beer and directions . He called me and now he makes it all the time.Great toasted in the morning with orange marmalade. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the age of bread machines it's nice to have a simple recipe like this that you can make by hand . The bread stays more moist if you wrap it in plastic or foil almost right after it comes out of the oven . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sometimes you can get away with substitutions. But I didn't read very well on this one, especially where they said SELF-RISING flour. Considering my ``loaf'' grew to the grand height of about two inches, I'll make sure to get it right next time. But it still tasted good :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is great and couldn't have been easier. I used a cheap beer (Milwaukee's Best) since I don't drink beer and the bread was still delicious! This recipe is a keeper. So simple! My husband even liked it. Tip - be sure to add the butter at the end, or you will end up with a crusty top instead of a soft buttery one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe could not be easier. The only thing I did is pour warm butter over it with about 10 mins remaining. This browned the bread re***y wekk and soaked in with a rich buttery taste. AWESOME !!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Its easy to make but is a little too sweet,I just add less sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread is wonderful, I had to freeze half to stop myself from eating it all in 1 day. I used half the sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I remember years ago a friend inviting me over because her mom had made beer bread...the same recipe 3 ingredients..the fragrance of this baking is almost intoxicating!! it smells awesome! too easy to not try-- save this recipe for fall when we get into the soup mode again..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I've made this 5 times since I watched the show. When invited to friends for dinner I am required to bring beer bread! Great taste and simple to make! Bravo from another resident of the show me state! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I had read your review before I made this today. Gives me reason to do it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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