Beer Bread!Posted: April 20, 2008
One of my employees brought in a loaf of this bread the other night fresh out of the oven. Oh my goodness. It totally made my day.
Apparently this “recipe” has been around for a while, because I was telling my grandmother about it today and she said they used to call it “Indian Bread”. Not sure why, not sure that I want to know why. Anyway… here it is. I’ve made 3 loaves in 2 days – 2 with Shiner Bock, 1 with Bud Light. They’re both excellent, the Shiner loaves were just a bit darker.
Easy Beer Bread
1 bottle or can of beer – any kind – just make sure it is only 12 oz. NO FORTIES.
3 cups self-rising flour (very important that it’s self-rising)
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted (optional)
Grease a loaf pan with Pam or butter. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix together the flour and sugar in a large bowl, then pour in the beer. (I used my Kitchenaid mixer, but Bernice stirs it by hand. I’m far too lazy for that.) I finally got to use my bread hook!
Once it is doughy, put the dough in the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes. Take it out, pour the 1/2 stick of butter over it, and bake for 10 more minutes. This browns it a little, and tastes really good!