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Herbed Beer Bread

The recipe for this Quick Bread was given to me by a friend when Dave and I were first married.   It is one of our family favourites and I often make it to accompany soup such as the Homemade Bean Soup I posted about recently.   Or this soup made with whatever I have on hand.

I also sometime make it to go with Beef Stew instead of the dumplings I usually make.

But if you make this bread early in the day, it might be best to hide it… otherwise it won’t make it to supper time.  It’s that good!

Herbed Beer Bread

2 ¾ cup flour (for this loaf I used half all purpose and half Red Fife Wheat flour)

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp oregano

¼ tsp thyme

Pinch of dillweed

1 – 8 oz can of beer at room temperature


Grease the loaf pan (<-affiliate link) well.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 1 - Grease the loaf pan thoroughly.

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl.  Stir.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 2 - Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.

Pour in one can of beer.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 3 - Add one can of room temperature beer to dry ingredients.

Mix just until everything is combined and you have a wet batter.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 4 - Stir together dry ingredients and beer.

Scoop batter into greased loaf pan.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 5 - Scoop batter into greased loaf pan.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is crusty and golden brown.   (Because I was using a glass pan, I set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.)

 Remove from oven and allow bread to sit in the pan for 5 minutes.

Herbed Beer Bread Step 6 - Removed baked loaf from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

 Turn out the bread and allow to cool.  Resist the temptation to cut into it before it has cooled completely (or for at least an hour.)

Herbed Beer Bread Step 7 - Resist temptaition to cut into bread until it has cooled completely.

Slice and enjoy!

Herbed Beer Bread Step 8 - Slice and enjoy!

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  • Sandra
    June 22, 2013 4:44 pm

    Our 24 year old saw me looking at this page and asked what it was (when he saw the can of beer) – I told him it was beer bread 😀 His reponse? “Sounds great!” … lol!

  • Taylor-Made Ranch
    July 7, 2013 9:47 am

    We love beer bread but I’ve never made it with these herbs in it – sounds delicious! (Visiting from DIY Linky)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

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