Beer Bread

I’ve been meaning to make beer bread for a while. Today, today was the day. I was munchy, looking through the fridge, and found some beer way in back. Now, I don’t much like beer for drinking, but I do like cooking with it.

Beer Bread Recipe

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1 tbls baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bottle beer

Bake 3:50 for about an hour.

A bottle of beer is about 22oz, but I only had cans. So I used 1 full can, and most of a second can. I added the second can until it was about a thick pancake batter consistency. It was still a bit lumpy like a pancake batter should be. It might have been a bit too much beer, as I had to bake it for about an hour and a quarter before a knife came out mostly clean.

Beer bread in the oven

I am also still getting used to my gas oven. I’ve got a bed baking stone on the bottom rack. I’ve had good luck with this in my old oven and won’t bake without them any more.

Beer bread fresh from the oven

The extra baking time gave it a really nice golden crust.

Cut it thick and eat it like it was cookies

I am not sure if it is the recipe or the silicone pan I used but the crust was almost leathery on the outside and very moist and dense on the inside. Almost a carrot cake or boston baked bread type consistency

I thought the bread was only OK. My wife LOVED it. She loved how it smelled.

I’d make it again, if only for my wife.

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