Beer Bread

Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine brought some Pampered Chef beer bread and dip to a party. The bread was incredibly flavorful – I couldn’t stop popping the little squares all night.


Last night, after working late with a couple coworkers, I came home to an empty house. I had my glass of wine on the table, Harry Potter on the tv, and was bookmarking my favorite blogs and hundreds of recipes I want to try. Since my coworkers stayed late on my behalf, I thought I’d bake them a treat over the weekend – perhaps cookies or a pound cake. I’d yet to decide on a recipe for them, but stumbled across this Beer Bread recipe. I immediately thought back to that party and how irresistible those little bites were. Knowing that homemade is always better and having nothing else on my plate, I immediately went into the kitchen to make it.Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

5 minutes later, I was done. Homemade Beer Bread is that easy, and made with just a handful of pantry staples, so there’s really no need to buy a prepackaged mix. After whipping up the bread and tossing it in the oven, I went back to my seat on the couch, started this blog post, and kept my fingers crossed that the bread is everything I was hoping it would be.

It was. It had that wonderful spongy consistency I had hoped for. It was buttery and slightly sweet. I could happily eat it plain, topped with butter but it’s so sturdy that it’s a great option for serving with a dip while entertaining.

Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

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Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

Beer Bread

Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 200 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 oz. 1 bottle beer
  • 1/4 c. 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 9-in. loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Switch to a wooden spoon and slowly stir in beer. Be sure to get the bottom! The dough will very sticky.

  5. Pour half of melted butter into bottom of loaf pan, then dough. Top with remaining butter.
  6. Bake 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Makes 1 loaf. 

This recipe was adapted from Ezra Pound Cake via The Novice Chef

Six simple ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and an hour in the oven and you get this Beer Bread. This dense, buttery bread is a favorite pairing for a hearty hot or cold dip, and in winter, your favorite chili or soup.

This recipe was updated in 2020 with new photos and a recipe card. The recipe remains unchanged. 

2 thoughts on “Beer Bread”

  1. I just love your site. I don’t remember how I came across it (the old version) but it had to do with this bread, which I have now made a thousand times and find it so addictive. Love perusing this site for new ideas and reading about what you’re reading!

    Keep up the great blogging!
    Best,
    Alison

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