I hope everyone’s week is going well. I started out my Monday morning with jury duty. After driving nearly 30 miles to the county justice center, the defendant for the case I was assigned was a no-show. A warrant was put out for his arrest, and I was released after sitting in the waiting room for an hour and a half. So overall the morning was not as painful as it could of been, and I was able to come home and make and photograph some beer bread!
This bread is simple yet sooo so good. It isn’t a yeast bread, so it requires very little work to make. Even in the way of quick breads, this recipe is crazy easy to prepare and makes its way into the oven in minutes. It comes out more moist and hearty than typical yeast breads and is fantastic alongside stew or even alone as a snack.
Being that an entire bottle of beer goes into the loaf, you can definitely taste the flavor of said beer. If you don’t like the flavor of the beer, you probably won’t love the flavor of the resulting bread. Alejandro and I both tend to steer clear of IPAs, so when I originally tried this recipe I tried to “use up” an old IPA a friend had left behind at our house. The bitter flavor came out a little too strong in the bread, and neither of us could quite get past it. Stouts and lighter beers have both produced fabulous results though.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¼ cup honey
1 bottle (12 oz.) beer
¼ cup butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Heat honey in the microwave for 10 seconds.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour in the beer and honey and stir just until combined.
3. Pour half of the melted butter into the bottom of a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Tilt the pan until the butter coats the sides and is spread evenly on the bottom. Add the batter to the pan in an even layer, then pour the remaining butter over the top.
4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the top of the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Note: Leftovers are fantastic toasted
Yield: 1 loaf
(Recipe from Gimme Some Oven)