Thursday, October 29, 2009

Homemade Bread - the easy way...

With autumn coming quickly to the mid-west, temperatures begin to fall outside. Soup and bread become a good and hearty meal for either lunch or dinner. When you get that urge, here is a recipe that will let you make a loaf of bread in about an hour.


3 cups self rising flour
12 ounces beer
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and flour together. Add beer and continue to mix until it is a wet and sticky consistency. Put the dough mixture into a well greased 9x5 loaf pan and distribute evenly throughout the pan. No need to push the dough into the corners. Melt the butter and pour over the top of the dough. Place the pan into the oven and let bake for about 60 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the loaf to see if it comes out clean. If it does, it is done.

For a variation of the recipe, don't be afraid to add your own combination of herbs or spices to the bread. Try it with either a light color or darker color beer such as a stout. Let me know your favorite variation of the bread recipe.



  1. I really like beer bread. it's so simple, and so good! I don't even like beer, but the bread it makes is great!

  2. One of our favorite variations is to add a couple cloves of minced garlic or some diced sun dried tomatoes.

    Once you have a base for the bread, don't hesitate to experiment.