Monday, 28 April 2014

This week: Beer bread

A couple of years ago my husband went through a phase of making regular loaves of beer bread. He found a recipe and we adapted it over time to our tastes (mostly by vastly reducing the sugar and butter). When my parents were visiting recently, he decided to dig out the recipe and make some for us all. It was delicious!

The bread can be made in about five minutes! It requires no kneading, no rising and as you will see below, the ingredients are minimal. It is so quick and easy that it is perfect to make with children. They love watching the bubbles appear when the beer is added! This week I decided to make some with my daughter as a little thank you for one of the mums who has been kind enough to help me out recently. I thought some of you might enjoy giving it a go too so here is the recipe:

  • 3 cups / 400g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 can / bottle beer (approx 355 ml)
  • Butter
Preheat oven to 190C / 375F
Combine flour and sugar, then stir in the beer.
Pour into a greased loaf tin.
Dot the top with butter.
Bake for 50 min.

It's delicious warm from the oven, with nothing on it. Otherwise, a simple spread of butter or any topping of your choice will taste great. It keeps well for a few days in an airtight container.

Do let me know if you make it and what you think. Perhaps some of you have made beer bread before?

I'm linking up with this week's #recipeoftheweek
and Kids in the Kitchen

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  1. That looks like a really fun loaf to make and looks lovely as well

    1. It is fun to make - and really tasty too :-).

  2. I have never heard of beer bread!! Any bread recipe that makes quick and delicous bread is a winner with me so I'm definitely going to give this a go. Thank you for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen x

    1. Hope you do try it - it's great that you can have a loaf of fresh bread without the usual time involved for kneading and leaving the dough to rise etc. x

  3. We've never tried beer bread - sounds good though! x #kidsinthekitchen

    1. It is! Give it a go sometime! x

  4. Bless! She is really concentrating on that pouring! Never heard of beer bread?


    1. Yes, she really is! She does love to help!

  5. I didn't know beer bread existed and I'm Belgian! How is that even possible? I'll have to try it. Do you think it can be eaten with chocolate? :)

    1. Oh I bet it would be delicious with chocolate!


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