Love bread but don’t have time to make a traditional yeast bread with all the mixing and kneading and waiting for it to rise?
Then I’ve got the perfect quick bread recipe for you!
The recipe for this Herbed Beer Bread was given to me by a friend when Dave and I were first married.
I also sometimes make it to go with Beef Stew instead of the dumplings I usually make.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret… 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 (I used pink Himalayan sea salt)
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp thyme
Pinch of dillweed
1 – 8 oz can of beer at room temperature (feel free to substitute non-alcoholic beer.)
Directions to make the bread:
Grease a loaf pan well.
I really like these stainless steel Norpro loaf pans.
Measure out all the dry ingredients:
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl.
Stir with a whisk to mix thoroughly.
Create a well in the center.
Pour in one can of beer.
Mix the beer and dry ingredients together.
Do Not overmix!
You want everything mixed thoroughly but you don’t want to beat out all the bubbles from the beer.
Scoop the batter into greased loaf pan.
Smooth the top of the batter.
Bake at 375ºF for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is crusty and golden brown.
Note: If you are using a glass loaf pan, set the oven temperature to 350ºF.
Remove from the oven and allow bread to sit in the pan for 5 minutes.
Turn the bread out of the loaf pan and allow to cool.
Resist the temptation to cut into it before it has cooled completely (or for at least an hour.)
Slice and enjoy!
As I mentioned above, Herbed Beer Bread is a wonderful accompaniment to soup or stew.
But it’s also great to serve at a party with a selection of local cheeses.
Want more ideas for how to use this recipe?
Homemade bread makes an awesome gift!
Add a loaf of Herbed Beer Bread to a basket along with a bag of the dry ingredient mix, a can of beer and of course, don’t forget to add a hand written recipe card.
I always have baskets on hand for gifting and you can too!
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