Beer Bread

April 9, 2008

Now, I know this isn’t cake, and sadly I don’t have any pretty pictures for you (it got eaten too quickly – you can’t keep hungry boys away from food for long!), but I highly recommend this recipe if you’re looking for a quick bread accompaniment for soup or something similar. The bread has a doughy texture, and is reasonably dense, but still quite tasty – and you can add olives or sundried tomato or maybe some blue cheese into the mix to make it a bit more interesting if you like.

You won’t believe how easy this is…

Beer Bread
360ml beer
2 2/3 cups self-raising flour

Mix together (the dough will be quite sticky, divide between two loaf tins, and bake for 50 minutes at about 180 degrees celsius.

That’s it! I was looking for a quick bread or bread substitute to pair with a hearty homemade soup for dinner, and stumbled across the recipe on this website, and it sounded too good to be true but I had to try it anyway… And it’s like magic, I tell you. It won’t replace the yummy homemade bread you have to knead and rise and bake, but it’s a pretty good quick fix! Oh, and none of the boys could guess what it was made with, so the beer is not a distinct flavour, just in case the thought worries you. I hate beer, but loved the bread. 😉



  1. Other good stuff to do with this is to add enough flour so the dough is…well, dough…and knead for 5-10 minutes (makes the rising happen a bit more, which is good). Also – using expensive beer may sound a little silly, but the difference is noticeable and fully worthwhile. (my fav = mac’s summer lager…or anything similar)

  2. Awesome – good to know! The recipe I read actually recommended Corona, but I was on the flat cooking budget so went for the cheapie option – next time I’ll have to go upmarket! 🙂

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