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Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe

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This is a quick and easy beer bread recipe perfect for the holidays and not only. The bread is soft and delicious with soups, stews or other favorites.

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Quick and Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Blogging about food can get interesting around my house sometimes. I was working on this recipe the other night, baking and writing the notes for the blog.

My husband was at work, so I made the bread and a pork stew with vegetables and left them on the kitchen counter to cool off. I was getting ready to shoot some good pictures of the bread when my husband came home.

I left him in the kitchen and went to grab my camera, but I forgot to mention that he cannot touch the food yet, as I need to take few good pictures. I came back to this:

Sliced beer bread

Not to mention what else he was doing when I got there. This!!!

beer bread with stove and pan with stew in the background

YES! He actually peeled off the crust from the top of the bread and dipped it directly in the pot! I was like:” What are you doing? I did not have a chance to take pictures of that! “

I was laughing, but I knew I had to make the bread again, just for the pictures…and also because we ended up that night having half of the bread with that stew and with butter, like naughty kids! It was so good!

Anyway, there are many quick beer bread recipes in the world but this is my favorite one. I received this recipe from my very good friend A., who masters the Minnesotan cuisine.

The yummy, quick breads that do not need rising before baking, are a specialty around here in Minnesota and this recipe is one of the many I learned to treasure over the years.

This bread is best when you make it right before your guests arrive, because it is delicious warm, but it slices better when it is completely cool.

It is soft, moist and divine with some butter, some soup, or some stew, like we had the other night. 🙂

Quick and easy beer bread in a glass baking pan

A few things about the ingredients that go into this beer bread:

  • Flour– I used all purpose flour and combined it with baking powder.
  • BeerAny kind of beer is good and any flavor your heart desires. Beer can also be replaced with seltzer water but the beer adds flavor and I do not recommend replacing it unless you add other flavors.
dry ingredients mixed with beer
  • Butter– Unsalted butter is what you need but you can replace the butter with oil without a problem. Pouring melted butter/oil on top of the dough, makes the bread less crusty and softer. You can skip the grease entirely if you want, but I like it this way.
  • Sugar- I personally like breads that are less sweet, so I use only 2 tablespoons in my bread than the recipe requires, because I like my bread less sweet. It is just a matter of preference.(original recipe requires 4 tablespoons of sugar, I used only 2 and loved it)
  • Baking powder– Most beer bread recipes use baking powder and baking soda. I personally do not like the after taste of the baking soda in my baking goods, so I try to avoid it, if possible. This bread is a quick bread and will rise because of the baking powder and the yeast from the beer. You will also see recipes that use self rising flour which you can use if you don’t have baking soda and baking powder in the house. I don’t buy that kind of flour because I like to control the amount of leavening in my baking. 
  • Optional ingredients: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, chopped sundried tomatoes, chopped olives, crumbled herbs

The bread batter has this consistency. Do not over mix as it will make the bread too dense.

soft dough for the beer bread in a metallic bowl with whisk

After you bake it, the bread looks like this:

slices of beer bread on a wooden cutting board with butter and knife

It is a quick recipe, easy to make and saves you from going to the grocery stores for bread. Besides that, who doesn’t like the smell of fresh homemade bread? I hope you enjoy making it once in a while.

Otherwise, you can also try this awesome Irish Brown Soda Bread With Molasses, that is to die for! Or this Classic No Yeast Bread (Soda bread with only 4 ingredients)

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Yield: 1 loaf

Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe5 1

This is a quick and easy beer bread recipe perfect for the holidays and not only. The bread is soft and delicious with soups, stews or other favorites.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter(oil)
  • 12 oz/341 ml Beer(flat is fine, fizzy is fine too) If you don't care for beer use seltzer water instead.
  • Optional ingredients: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, chopped sundried tomatoes, chopped olives, crumbled herbs.

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oven to 375F.
  2. Sift the flour first.
  3. Grease a 9x5 inch(23x13 cm) loaf pan.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the beer and mix.
  6. Add the optional ingredients and stir into a gluey batter.
  7. Spread the batter into a well greased bread pan.
  8. Pour the melted butter over the batter.
  9. Bake at 375F for approximately 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown and no longer goey in the center.
  10. Remove loaf from pan and serve warm, or let cool on a rack and serve later. it cuts better when it is cold.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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