Wednesday, January 24, 2018


OK, so a few weeks ago, blog friend Texas Rose posted this recipe in the comments.  It sounded good and best of all easy.  So I baked a loaf.

End result: WOW on BOTH parts.

2nd Man was impressed.  I had to confess to him that it was very easy. 

Beer bread ingredients
Here are the ingredients.  Yep, that's it, only four!  And one of them (the butter) you melt and only use right before it's finished.  

In a medium size bowl, mix 3 cups self rising flour with 1/2 cup sugar.  

Then add one can (12oz) beer.  We used Shiner Bock because we happened to have that.  The alcohol cooks off of course but it does impart a bit a flavor, more like a good yeasty bread flavor.  We're sure that if you used a good Guinness stout it might be a heavier tasting bread.  Light beer just the opposite.  It will be fun to experiment with that.  Oh, and for best results, let beer come to room temperature.  

Beer bread dough
Stir to combine.  It's a wet, sticky dough, so just stir until mixed.  At this point there is an option, that we have yet to try but will:

You could add just about anything you wished.  Cheese.  Peppers.  Sausage.  Veggies.  Seeds/nuts.  

Grease a standard loaf/bread pan.  

Put dough into the pan and place into a 350 degree preheated oven.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Get your melted butter ready...

Beer bread baking
After 45 minutes, take it out and pour the butter all over the top of the loaf.  Place it right back in the oven for 15 minutes more. 

It should be golden brown, but to sure it's done, use a toothpick. When inserted, it should come out clean.  

Beer bread
Let the bread sit in the pan for about 5 - 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.  Allow to cool for about 15 more minutes, if you can wait that long.

Sliced beer bread
Slice and enjoy!
It was so good.  

Beer bread toast and jam
The next morning we toasted some slices and ate it with homemade peach jam and strawberry jam sent to us by a dear friend.  It makes wonderful toast too!  The great thing about this recipe is that you can mix together a loaf of bread and have it in the oven to bake in mere minutes.

Nothing like hot bread fresh from the oven, 2nd Man has already asked me to make it three times since I took these pictures.  It's now in regular rotation!

THANK YOU TEXAS ROSE for the recipe!


  1. Looks delicious.
    I have made beer bread before but used some sort of a dark beer (can't remember the name) but I really didn't care for it, so may use this recipe and use different flavor of beer.
    One thing I want to point out. You can use all-purpose flour (which I normally buy)but you then must add baking powder and salt to the flour mix.

    Using self-rising flour you Do Not need to add the baking powder or the salt.

  2. I like this bread because it is so easy and so good. It’s a quick thing to mix up for supper or to go with soup or for a potluck dinner - and the smell makes the house warm and cozy. I used Coors light, which gives a yeast-y, not beer-y, taste - but it just depends on your taste preferences as to which to use. So glad that you like it!

  3. Omg his looks so delish! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Since I think beer tastes and smells nasty, is there anything else I can use? This looks like something I would like to make since there is no rising time and such.

    1. Parsimony, I also don’t like the taste or smell of beer. But with this recipe, the alcohol and the taste of beer bakes out. All that remains is a yeasty smell and taste.

    2. Texas Rose,
      Using Coors Light? Thanks! Now, I have to find one beer!

    3. Parsimony, yes I used Coors light - I think it has less of a strong beer smell and taste. I wonder if those near-beers would work - they would need to have the same kind of bubbles and foaminess in order for the bread to rise.

    4. Texas Rose,
      Thanks. The beer store would not sell me one beer, but there are other places to go for one beer.

  5. Mmmm! Looks so delicious with the jam on it!

  6. I have not made beer bread in a long time...thanks for the reminder! :-)

  7. Try it this way:
    3 cups baking mix (Bisquick or similar)
    12 oz beer
    Stir just enough to moisten. Spoon into greased loaf pan.
    Bake at 350* for 1 hour.
    Easy and good!

    1. Linda, you can add up to 1/3 c sugar if you wish, and also do the butter on top like they did above. It's up to you!

    2. No sugar is fine with me. I don't have self rising flour, but I do have Bisquik. And, I bought in Walmart one can of Coors Light, 24 ounces. So, I can make two loaves or give the other half to friend. one day, I suppose I should make it like his recipe.

  8. Wow, that looks really good. What a great idea for a tasty but quick bread. Looks great toasted!

  9. 1st Man,
    Beer bread is a great tasting quick bread. Looks great in these pictures!
    To bad there's no taste-o -vison!!!!

  10. I made this bread today 1-27. So simple and so good, almost addictive. :-)


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