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Simple Beer Bread Recipe

December 25th, 2008

beer-bread-recipe-easy.jpgThis morning Travis Sago of bum marketing lore sent out this simple beer bread recipe to his mailing list. Although I have made homemade bread before (yum!), beer is not something that I would normally think to put in it, so this should be an interesting recipe to try. Apparently the beer acts as a substitute for the standard baking yeast because the beer already contains its own yeast, an ingredient that is necessary for the fermentation process. Here is the email from Travis, with the actual recipe printed below the green line.


HO! HO! HO!

Travis here.

Dropping in to wish ya a Merry Christmas!

Ya know what one of my favorite parts of the holidays are?

The SMELLS!

The smell of pine.

The crisp, fresh smell of Winter.

and of course…

The smell of gooey cookies, fresh apple pie and piping hot homemade bread wafting through the air.

Mmmm…makes a southern boy smile :-)

How ’bout you?

So, I thought I would *smell up* your home for the holidays too!

Here’s a new favorite recipe at our home.

My wife has made this for the past couple years.

It’s simply called Beer Bread. My wife RAVES about how easy it is because there is no kneading required because the beer does all the work.

Cool huh? It smells divine and tastes sooooo good!

Here’s the recipe and we are hoping you enjoy it and think of us when your home smells like freshly baked bread too!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!


Simple Beer Bread ingredients (makes one large loaf):

  1. 3 cups self rising flour
  2. 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  5. 1 level teaspoon dried chives
  6. 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  7. One 12 ounce can of room temperature beer (I used Budweiser and it worked very well)
  8. 2+ tablespoons butter, melted

How to make simple beer bread (procedure):

Grease metal loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal (can be made without the cornmeal too if you prefer) and set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except for the beer and cheese and mix well. Pour beer into dry mixture, then add cheese before stirring. Stir with large wooden spoon until all ingredients are mixed well.

Spoon batter into loaf pan and spread so there are no “high spots” in the batter. Then bake for approximately 60 minutes, longer if necessary. Top should be a light golden brown and a knife can be inserted into center of bread to check to see if it is done. Bread is done when knife comes out with crumbs instead of batter. :)

Once done, remove bread from oven and place loaf pan on cooling rack, then generously brush melted butter on top of bread.



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