Beer Bread is incredibly simple, made from staple ingredients in 5 minutes. This foolproof beer bread recipe has a buttery crust and the perfect crumb. The Best Beer Bread is one of my favorites and is perfect for late night entertaining.
Appetizer, Side Dish
all purpose flour
sifted (not packed)
white granulated sugar
or 3 cloves minced
melted - salted or unsalted
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Add sugar, garlic, butter and beer. Mix well.
Pour into loaf pan allowing room to compensate for rise. Bake 45 minutes.
- Naturally sweeten with 1/4 cup honey.
- Guinness, IPA, Farmhouse Ale, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Belgian. You can use lighter beers as well, but they'll offer less flavor.
– You can use fresh minced garlic, but I always use minced garlic purchased in the produce section of the grocery store.
– I always use salted butter in all of my bread recipes, but if you don’t use salted butter, add a little salt.
- Aged cheeses tend to work well with honey. Add 1 cup of freshly shredded parmesan, gruyere or cheddar to make a sweet and savory cheesy beer bread.
- Fold 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, thyme or sage into the batter just before baking.
- Just before serving, brush the loaf with warm honey butter and use a grinder to add thick flakes of sea salt.
Make into Beer Muffins
- While I like to use a classic loaf pan, you can also make it in a muffin tin for individual portions! Just reduce baking time.
Mix it up directly in the loaf pan for easy cleanup!
If you're not a beer drinker, you can frequently find beers sold individually in your grocery store as well.
Brush honey butter on top for a beautiful glisten and added flavor.
At Room Temperature
- Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock bag up to 3 days.
- Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock up to 5 days. It will soften the crust and add to the beer flavor.
- Freeze covered in plastic wrap or foil and place in a freezer bag to prevent freezer odors from seeping in up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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