Beer Bread Recipe
Here we go again… I have decided to bring you yet another beer-bread recipe! To be fair, you asked for it! You might be saying “but Ashley, you already gave us the most spectacular trub bread recipe and we plan to canonize you for it…” Okay, okay, so you probably aren’t saying that “exactly” but who’s checking? Anyway, this truly is a BEER bread, as beer will be providing most of your wet volume in the recipe.
This BEER BREAD is hearty and flavorful so don’t expect it to be just like that stuff you buy at the store, this bread has substance and it’s probably going to wreck your diet if you are on one, but life is short, and this is DELICIOUS! A small note I need to emphasize; SIFT YOUR FLOUR into your measuring cup. If you do not own a sifter, that’s okay just sprinkle the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon, instead of “scooping” it from the bag or canister. Sifting puts a tiny pocket of air between each particle of flour and helps you achieve a much lighter texture in the finished product. We want bread… NOT hardtack…unless that’s what you are into!
Without further delay, Let’s make some Beer Bread!
What you will need:
3 cups SIFTED (DO IT. IT’S IMPORTANT) All-Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
1 and ½ cup “lighter” style homebrew (12 ounces) We LOVE Golden Ale for this one.
½ cup melted butter divided into ¼ cup portions.
Here’s How we make it:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and make sure it is nice and evenly hot before you add your bread to bake.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next, add ¼ cup of melted butter and 12 ounces of beer. I like to mix this with my hands until a dough is formed. Be careful, not over-knead or overwork this dough as it can become a bit, though.
Grease a loaf pan and add in the dough. Allow the dough to rest in the pan for 10-15 minutes under a cloth before placing it in the oven.
After the dough rests, pour another ¼ cup melted butter over the loaf and bake for 1 hour or until the top is golden and the loaf is cooked through.
There you have it, folks! My favorite way to enjoy this bread is toasted, topped “brunch” style with an egg, some fancy cheese, and a couple of slices of bacon, avocado and finished with a shake of salt and pepper! Let me know how you like to enjoy YOUR beer bread!