Easy Beer Bread

    1 hour 10 min

    Beer bread is a quick bread - perfect for serving with a rich beefy stew. Feel free to experiment - the taste will vary depending on what type of beer you use.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 375g (13 oz) self raising flour
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 330ml (12 fl oz) beer

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Add beer and continue to mix, first using a wooden spoon, then your hands. Batter will be sticky. Pour into a 23x12cm (9x5 in) greased loaf tin.
    2. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 50 for 60 minutes. The top will be crunchy, and the insides will be soft.

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    Something else. I'm a caterer and I've added this bread recipe to my repertoire because of its quick and easy preparation, and because my clients love it. One thing I do is divide the batter between two small loaf tins, and then let it sit about a half-hour. It rises to about double its bulk, forms a crown, and produces a lighter, product -- gorgeous! Absolutely perfect.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. I love beer bread. It is super fast and couldn't be easier to make. I don't usually have self raising flour to hand so make my own. I have used all types of beer, everything from lager to cider. Cider is my favorite, it gives your bread a sweeter fruity taste. The only type I won't use again is Corona (no flavour). I recently added cheese and chillies to my bread and it was wonderful.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. I used SIFTED plain flour, 2 dsp baking powder & 1 tsp salt rather than the self-raising flour. Absolutely excellent! No yeast, no bother, easy, great for savoury or sweet. This recipe will be a staple at our house.  -  14 Jul 2008