I’ve been working to prefect the very simple recipe for Beer Bread. It’s taken a few tries, but this seems to be the favorite. Keep in mind the key ingredient in Beer Bread is the beer. Look for something full bodied. I’ve tried a few wheat beers that seem to compliment this recipe very nicely. The addition of melted butter gives the crust a very crusty buttery texture.
- 3 Cups of unbleached flour
- 3 Teaspoons of baking powder
- 3/4 Teaspoon of salt (I prefer fine ground sea salt)
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 12 Ounces beer
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the bread loaf pan by pouring about 1 tablespoon of the melted butter into it. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl by hand, then slowly pour the beer into the mixture. Carefully mix by hand, but don’t overdo it. Put the batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, pour the remaining melted butter over the bread and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes. Total baking time is around 60 minutes.