Beer Bread

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You all know I love to bake bread, it’s fun, it’s relaxing,

and it tastes so much better than anything you can buy in a store.

So I was thrilled to discover that most Beer Bread is made with Self-rising flour.

You see back during the holidays, every time I went to the store, I was picking up flour and sugar and various other items for baking.

Well some how it happened when I looked in my baking cabinet the other day to get some more All-Purpose flour out, I didn’t have any. I went way into the back searching, I pulled everything out, no luck. So I made sure to add it to the shopping list. What I did find was

3 bags of SELF-RISING Flour plus I have the one I keep handy. That’s a lot of self-rising flour. And I don’t bake many cakes. It’s got a decent shelf life so it won’t go bad right away but I need to start using this stuff.

So off to the handy computer (what did we ever do before we had them) and I search

{Bread Recipes using self rising flour}

Do you know what the #1 recipe was? Of course you do.


I probably looked at a hundred recipes, most were the same with a slight variation on how much sugar.

I picked out 3 recipes to try

Number 1-flour, sugar, beer
found at

Number 2-flour, sugar, beer and eggs
also found at

And Number 3
this one had lots of ingredients, some spices, I knew it would be good and I just wanted to try it
I found this one at

So I call hubby and ask him what type of regular beer he wants, no light beer in my baking allowed. He’s thrilled I’m going to be buying beer. The selection is made.

All the recipes give the tip, this bread is best served warm. Sounds good to me!

I make them all close to the same time, they come out of the oven within minutes of each other

        Number 1                                       Number 2                                                  Number 3

I used the same flour for all, also of course the same beer, and I did on 1 & 2 the melted butter over the top close to the end of baking (number 3 has you pour the butter on before baking)

Sample time.
      Love Number 1,
           Number 2 is ok, and
                      Number 3 is completely different-in texture, crustyness, of course flavor with the spices, but still good. I have mom come over and sample, then I take the breads to City hall and start having everyone there taste test.

The overall winner was Number 1
Sometimes simple is best!

Beer Bread
adapted from

3 cups self rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 can or bottle of beer (12 ounces)
1/4 cup melted butter

Mix flour, sugar and beer together till well combined.

I felt like such a mad scientist with all the foam and bubbling going on.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven. After 45 minutes, pour your melted butter over top of your loaf and bake for another 10 minutes. 
Remove from oven, let cool enough to remove from loaf pan and serve.
And I couldn’t leave well enough alone so I made one more loaf with 
1 teaspoon garlic powder and
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
added to my batter.
I am in love with Beer Bread, and I did buy a 12 pack, I think hubby will let me use a few more beers for this bread.
Looks like I had a good time in the kitchen, hehe

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. The bread looks so dense and yummy! I love beer bread. Come visit us. We have a terrific pasta dish this week.

  2. I think I’m fixing to make some!!!

  3. I have never tried Bear Bread, this looks so great!! I would love it if you would be willing to link up to our party going on now. Thanks

  4. This is perfect. I know someone who will appreciate it.Thank you for the recipe.

  5. We love bread. I’m the girl that’s full by the time dinner comes b/c I’ve eaten so much bread! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, and see you again next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom’s Meals

  6. This looks delicious! I can’t believe how easy it is!!

  7. Mine often looks like your number 3. I love making beer bread, ever since I was introduced to it through Tastefully Simple. Since I found a homemade recipe, it works great when I don’t have the boxed mix. Come over anytime and link your recipes to my Must Try Monday link party, or anything “pinspired or pin worthy” on my Wednesday Pinterest Favorites.

  8. Just wanted to mention that we featured your bread at our Link It Up Thursday party this week. Pop on over if you would like to grab a featured button.

  9. I think my husband would LOVE this!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xx

  10. I made #1 a couple of weeks ago and it was so good!! Making #1 again with cheese tonight. It’s baking right now and it smells so good. Big pot of potato soup cooking and dinner is going to be excellent!!


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