Just for fun this weekend, I made Beer Bread to serve with dinner.  I clipped this recipe years ago, and we were all skeptical about it — 4 ingredients, and about 5 minutes to mix it together.  But to our happy surprise, the bread was quite tasty, kind of like a biscuit on performance-enhancing drugs.  Don’t get me wrong — no one will mistake this for an $8 loaf of artisanal bread from the farmers market.  But with about as much effort as it takes to put on mascara, you can have fresh-out-of the-oven bread with a crunchy crust, that smells and tastes good, especially with butter slathered on it while warm.  It’ll be great to serve with homemade soup when the weather cools.

Recipe type: Breads and Muffins
  • 3 cups self-rising flour (if you can't find self-rising flour, substitute 3 cups all-purpose flour mixed with 1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 12-ounces beer (preferably dark)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and beer. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Brush melted butter over top of bread and bake 10 minutes more. Remove from pan and serve hot.


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 Ready for the oven


 Hot from the oven — smells so good!

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 Enjoy some bread while I go put on some mascara