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Beer Batter Bread

bread-002.jpgIt’s definitely Fall here in Oregon.  It is pouring down rain today so I thought I would do some baking to warm the house and fill it full of wonderful smells.  This bread recipe was given to me by my Grandma Benson. I love it as a go to instead of biscuits or french bread.  The beer in this bread needs to be simple, a light beer is preferable.  The darker beers or more expensive beers leave a bitter taste after baking.  The butter that tops it before baking seems extreme, but is necessary to give it the nice crust and the buttery flavor that goes so well with the beer.  Give it a try with a soup or a stew….. You will not be disappointed.

Beer Batter Bread

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 bottle (12 oz.) beer, at room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the beer all at once, mixing as little as possible; the batter should be lumpy. (pour slowly)

Pour the batter into a large loaf pan and brush with the melted butter.  Bake in the oven for 35-40 min. or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.  Turn out onto a rack and cool.


About heylaydee

An average cook, an enthusiasm for experimenting and trying new things, is the reason for this blog. That and I found myself in the “empty nest” syndrome and needed an outlet. So I picked up the camera that was collecting dust, got out the pile of recipes, contacted friends and family for their favorites and starting cooking again. What could be better than a glass of wine, a hot stove, and creativity? Come along for the ride. I will be blogging about food, family, and anything else that inspires me.

One response »

  1. Great Bread. Thanks


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