Quick and Easy Beer Bread


2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup dark beer


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Melt butter and add to dry ingredients.
Pour beer over all and mix with a wooden spoon. Batter will be very soft.
Spoon into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until deeply browned.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing.


Valerie's picture

Erm... what temperature? :-)

terri 's picture

Nice, just mixed it and no temp!!???!!??

terri 's picture

I guessed and baked it at 375° for 45 min and it turned out great. Might not use such a dark beer next time, but everyone liked it- hot and cold!

Amy Jeanroy's picture


 I am SO sorry to have skipped that important detail when I first wrote up the recipe. You guessed well, that was the correct temp and everything! 

Glad you liked it. 



Amy J

G's picture

first try turned out a bit much like soda bread, I did'nt stir it a whole lot after adding the beer, I guess I'm used to pie crust or scone dough, you don't work them over much. The second bactch I used self-rising flour and stirred it a bunch, also used a lighter(ie less malty) beer we'll see how it comes out....


This simple, crusty bread is a winner! It is light and airy inside, and yet the crust is super crunchy. Perfect for soup night, or sliced for bruchetta. A fabulous recipe that deserves a place in your recipe box. 

Other Names:

Beer Batter Bread, beer bread


1 loaf


Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:07pm


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