A couple of weeks ago getting a loaf of bread was quick and simple. For many folks, it’s not quite so easy right now. We are all stuck at home AND even if we are able to get to the store, there is no guarantee that there will be bread in stock.
I have a super solution…just whip up a batch of Beer Bread.
There is no reason to stress out or worry about not having yeast, bread flour or other random ingredients. You only need 6 ingredients for this recipe. AND…chances are good that you have them handy right now. Plus, anyone can make this recipe. If you can measure and use a spoon, you are in business!
Now this isn’t a traditional sandwich bread, it’s better! The outside crust is crispy and crumbly while the inside loaf is soft and delicious. It’s amazing with soups, chilis, stews…even dips. I happen to love it just plain with a little butter. And, you can absolutely use it for sandwiches. Just be aware that you won’t be able to cut the slices super thin. Instead, just cut a thick slice and do an open faced sandwich.
If you are feeling adventurous you can add some extra ingredients to take it to the next level of delicious! Grab some cooked bacon and shred some cheese and toss it in the batter—WOWSA! It’s also amazing with sautéed onion or garlic and a little dried rosemary. Plain or dolled up…it’s delicious either way!
A few tips will have you on your way to a loaf of tasty bread that your whole family will love. First, make sure to use all-purpose flour and not self rising four. Second, you must sift that flour or you’ll end up with tough bread. Finally, use a beer that you enjoy for the best flavor.
So what are you waiting for…preheat that oven and let me know what you think!
- 3 cups all purpose flour, SIFTED
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 oz beer
- ½ cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add the melted butter and beer then stir just until combined.
- Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake at 375º for an hour.
- Allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing.