I had a couple requests for the beer bread recipe I blogged about recently so thought I'd pass that along. It's so simple, and has been part of my family for so long (I learned from my mom) that I kind of forget not everyone knows this by heart already. You'll see how simple it is, make it once, TASTE it once and be forever hooked when you want a fast, hearty, flavorful bread. You can taste the beer a bit (I hate beer and it doesn't bother me) so use something lighter if you don't want so much flavor or try something stronger if you're an afficianado of all things beer! I also used the last two pieces to make a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich, so save a bit for that! Recipe below image.
3 cups sifted, self-rising flour (important to sift with this recipe to keep bread from becoming hard like a brick!)
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer
1/2 cup melted butter, divided in 2
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix self-rising flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter and beer and pour/spread into a greased loaf pan. It will be thick.
- Pour remaining ¼ cup melted butter over top of dough.
- Bake 50-60 minutes, let cool in pan about 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool at least an additional 15 minutes.