Beer Bread
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Source: Rebecca Rather's "The Pastry Queen"
Serves: 12
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle good quality beer or ale
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick, melted)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pour in the beer and stir until just incorporated. (The dough will be sticky and heavy).
  2. Pour half the melted butter into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Spoon in the bread dough and pour the remaining half of the butter on top.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the bumpy top is golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.
Variations: Beer bread lends itself to numerous mix-ins, including chopped chives, chili peppers such as jalapeƱos, green onions or any grated cheese.
Recipe by Dallas Duo Bakes at