Sometimes a beer finds its way into my house. It’s pretty rare because my husband will only drink one or two a month maximum, and I never developed a taste for it. When he does get a six pack, the leftovers just lurk in the refrigerator forever. Well, until recently! It turns out, that beer bread is fantastic and super easy to make!
Yield – 9 inch loaf
Preparation Time – 6 minutes
Cooking Time – 50 minutes
- 3 cups self rising flour
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 12 oz. bottle of beer
- 1/2 stick of butter, melted
- Combine all ingredients except butter in a bowl and mix well.
- Pour half of the butter in a 9 in. loaf pan, add the bread mix, and top with the rest of the butter.
- Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
I can’t drink alcohol, what happens to the beer when its being cooked? does it dissapte? just curious. thanks!
Yes. The yeast in the beer causes the bread to rise. The alcohol goes away, so you are safe to eat it.
Alison of NOVA Frugal Family says
This sounds super yummy and I want to make it now!!! I have bread baking problem but I might make it for a treat for our Halloween party 🙂 Thanks for the heads up!
Hi, regarding the alcohol – it really depends on the recipe, the beer, and other factors (your oven, the weather, etc) – so I’d think carefully about this. In the end its up to you – I do eat beer bread although I refuse to use wine/beer in sauces etc which only cook for a short time, or which will strongly flavour the food. And if I’m feeling particularly sensitive that day I won’t touch it anyway.
Here’s a link:http://old.post-gazette.com/magazine/19980903alcohol8.asp
with bottom-line quote “[(pranks on or ignoring the needs of addicts) seem] a big joke but it could have serious mental and even physiological repercussions.”
It’s really up to you; good luck & I hope that helped.