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Herbed Beer Bread

Herbed Beer Bread

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.

It’s one of our family favorites and I often make it to accompany Homemade Bean Soup. Or this Whatever’s in the Pantry Soup made with whatever ingredients I have on hand.

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!

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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.

Herbed Beer Bread - thoroughly greased the loaf pan

Measure out all the dry ingredients:

Herbed Beer Bread - Dry ingredients measured out

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl.

Herbed Beer Bread - All dry ingredients added to the bowl

Stir with a whisk to mix thoroughly.

Create a well in the center.

Herbed Beer Bread - make a well in the center of the dry ingredients

Pour in one can of beer.

Herbed Beer Bread - Pour the beer into the well in the dry ingredients

Mix the beer and dry ingredients together.

Herbed Beer Bread - Mix dry ingredients and beer together

Do Not overmix!

You want everything mixed thoroughly but you don’t want to beat out all the bubbles from the beer.

Herbed Beer Bread - Mix dry ingredients and beer together don't overmix and lose all the bubbles

Scoop the batter into greased loaf pan.

Herbed Beer Bread - Scoop the batter into the greased loaf pan

Smooth the top of the batter.

Herbed Beer Bread - Smooth top of batter in the loaf pan

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.

Herbed Beer Bread - Smooth top of batter in the loaf pan

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.)

Herbed Beer Bread - Removed from the loaf pan and allow to cool completely

Slice and enjoy!

Herbed Beer Bread - 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.

Herbed Beer Bread - Great served with a variety of 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.

Herbed Beer Bread - Create a gift basket of a loaf of beer bread, beer, dry mix and don't forget to add the recipe

I always have baskets on hand for gifting and you can too!

For a larger gift basket, you might also like to add a small bag of homemade Dried Bean Soup Mix along with instructions for how to make the Bean Soup.

Herbed Beer Bread - Gift basket idea number two, loaf of beer bread, can of beer, dry mix, bean soup mix and don't forget to include the recipe cards

 

 

 

 

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And of course, I’d love it if you shared it on Twitter or Facebook. 🙂

Herbed Beer Bread Recipe

15 Comments

  • 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

  • Kate
    September 30, 2017 9:21 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 12:37 pm

      Thank you Kate!

      It’s sooo good, I hope you try it. 🙂

  • CathieJ
    October 1, 2017 4:25 pm

    This bread looks delicious. I am looking forward to trying it.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 12:37 pm

      Thank you, Cathie!

      I hope you like it as much as we do.

  • Susan
    October 2, 2017 10:54 am

    I want to give this bread a try. I was wondering if I could use another flour in place of the Red Fife wheat flour?

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 12:30 pm

      Hello Susan,

      Absolutely, you can use a different flour. You don’t need to use two different flours. You can use 2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour, if that’s what you have on hand. I make it that way lots of times.

      I added that note to the recipe so that people would know that they can switch things up a bit to use what they have on hand.

  • Flashinscissors
    October 6, 2017 4:39 am

    Looks delicious! I was only making bread yesterday, and now I can’t wait to try your recipe! The bread will go nicely with our veggie stew, and maybe I can get away without making dumplings ….. which for some reason I really don’t like making, even though the recipe for that is quite easy too!
    I’m off to make a shopping list for the ingredients now!
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Barbara x

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 11, 2017 6:11 pm

      Thanks so much Barbara! I hope you do try it. It is sooo good.

  • shelley
    October 6, 2017 7:04 pm

    Ok, I have to try this! And sharing it in a roundup post to publish on 10-14-17.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 11, 2017 5:38 pm

      Hello Shelley,

      The bread is sooo good.

      Thank you for including it in your round-up post. I’ll be sure to stop by and pin your post and help promote it. 🙂

  • Rachel
    October 15, 2017 5:46 am

    Sounds absolutely delish!

  • Carol McCollum
    November 5, 2017 6:08 pm

    Would love to print this recipe so I could bake this yummy bread. I looked & looked… but the only thing that said ‘print’ had something pop up that said I had to download something in order to print…

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 5, 2017 7:24 pm

      Hello Carol,

      I replied via email but I’ll reply here too. I don’t currently have a print recipe option available on my site, so I’m not sure what message it is that you’re receiving. It might be something in whichever browser you are using but isn’t something that is being generated from my site.

      A print recipe option is something that we are going to be adding in the future. But I realize that doesn’t help you now. One thing you could do is copy and paste the recipe into a word document or google doc and then print it from there.

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