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Beer Bread I

Beer Bread I

Jodi Regan

Beer Bread is a quick bread to make to accompany any beef dish. The type of beer you use will change the taste.

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  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 398 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Add beer and continue to mix, first using a wooden spoon, then your hands. Batter will be sticky. Pour into a 9 x 5 inch greased loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees ) for 50 for 60 minutes. The top will be crunchy, and the insides will be soft. Serve topped with butter or cheese spread.
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Chef in Blairsville

I'm a prolific caterer and I've added this bread recipe to my repertoire because of its quick and easy preparation, and because my clients give it two enthusiastic thumbs up. One thing I do which no one else had addressed, is divide the batter between two small loaf pans, and then let it sit about a half-hour. It rises to about double its bulk, forms a crown, and produces a lighter, product ---- to die for! The 1/3 cup sugar addition others have mentioned is perfect and I add a handful of mexican-blend cheddar and jack cheeses (mix cheese with flour before adding beer.) Brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt half-way through baking, and repeat after removing from over. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.


My family has recently become addicted to Tastefully Simple's Beer Bread. At $5 a loaf, it's getting pricy so I tried this and WOW! My family loved it and my son said he like it BETTER! I did add 1/3 cup sugar as another suggested and it was great. I also made the self rising flour that someone posted (1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt). Thanks for saving me some $$$


I love beer bread. It is super fast and couldn't be easier to make. I don't usually have self rising flour on hand so make my own. 1 c flour, 1 t baking powder and 1/2 t salt I have used all types of beer, everything from plain bud to hard cider. Cider is my favorite, it gives your bread a sweeter fruity taste. The only type I won't use again is Corona (no flavor). I recently added cheese and peppers to my bread and it was wonderful. I have also seen beer bread recipes that call for about a 1/4 cup of melted butter to be poored over the top before baking. I have done it both ways. If you use the butter I would decrease to about 2 Tablespoons, that is more than enough.