Beer bread

February 1, 2010

For the longest time, we were unable to make beer bread.  Any beer earmarked for this project would simply get imbibed instead.

And then we finally stumbled upon a solution: truly terrible beer.  You know, the cheapest 24-pack you can find… the kind that tastes like slightly hoppy water?  No temptation to drink it, none whatsoever–but oh, it makes such scrumptious bread!

Beer bread

  • 1.5 cup white flour
  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 bottle (or can) beer
  1. Combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Mix with beer.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes at 375F.
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6 Responses to “Beer bread”

  1. magpie Says:

    Hmm. That was the kind of beer my mother used to put in cat food cans as slug traps…

  2. emily Says:

    made this last night with chili for dinner.

    i wanted to half the recipe, but i put in the whole bottle of beer (i got excited), so had to run out to the store and get more flour to make the whole thing. so glad i did!

    this was really brilliant! thank you!

  3. Carrie Says:

    There is no kneading or anything? No sitting around puffing up?

    I want to make bread, but dread the whole wait and punch method…. this could work.

  4. onepot Says:

    Maggie: I will definitely keep that in mind should I ever develop a slug problem.

    Emily: I’m sorry you had to run to the store but am glad to hear that it was worth it.

    Carrie: Well, you will have to mix it all together, but I wouldn’t exactly call it kneading. And yes–it can go straight into the oven!


  5. A friend of mine once made a beer bread with chocolate-flavoured beer, which was good. Yours looks delicious! I like the look of your crumb.

  6. onepot Says:

    Kuriouskitteh: I’m afraid that a chocolate-flavored beer would stand no chance of making it into a bread in our household. We have quite a bit of a soft spot for it.


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