Classic Beer Bread – A delicious homemade bread made with just 4 simple ingredients in just 1 hour. Easy to customize and so good!
Beer bread has been one of my favorite side dishes for as long as I can remember. Something about a nice, warm slice of beer bread with a slab of butter on top with a bowl of venison stew or another comforting meal is so perfect.
One of the best parts of beer bread is that all you need is 4 ingredients for the base recipe. You can even jazz it up and add in a bit of cheddar cheese to make it even more special.
Common Questions About Making Beer Bread
Does beer bread taste like beer?
The bread does have undertones of beer but more than anything, it gives the bread a strong, yeasty plavor.
What do you eat with beer bread?
Some of my favorite things to serve with beer bread are soups, stews, roasts, or any other comforting meals.
Can beer bread make you drunk?
No. The alcohol cooks down and evaporates during the cooking process. You will not get drunk and it is very safe to feed the whole family.
Is beer bread dense?
Yes, beer bread is a dense bread.
Which beer is best for beer bread?
I typically go for a light beer (I used an IPA this time) but you can experiment with darker beers if you want a deeper beer flavor or seasonal beers (such as pumpkin) if you want to give it more of those flavors.
What can I substitute for self-rising flour?
To make self-rising flour at home, mix together 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt for every 1 cup of flour that you need for the recipe.
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- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons salted butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 cups beer
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a bread pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Transfer to the bread pan and place in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool before slicing the loaf.