Tasty Beer Bread


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Beer is a great ingredient in bread that adds aroma and flavour. The flavour of the bread will depend on what kind of beer you use.

B. L. Chrisman

Serves: 12 

  • 190g plain flour
  • 180g wholemeal plain flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 75g dark brown soft sugar
  • 350ml can or stubby beer

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 23x12cm loaf tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. Scrape dough into prepared loaf tin.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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Reviews (5)


Used different ingredients. Great recipe! I didn't alter a thing other than adding a few tablespoons of melted butter on top before baking as others suggested. I used a bottle of ale (Portland Ale) with great results. I am thinking of packaging the dry mix, putting it in a loaf pan w/ a bottle of beer and giving as christmas gifts this year. Would make a great hostess gift, too! - 29 Sep 2008


Used different ingredients. Very easy, very good. I added 1/4 of melted butter on top of the batter before baking (a trick I picked up from another beer bread recipe). You can add up to 1/2 a cup if you like, but use real butter! YUM! - 29 Sep 2008


Used different ingredients. Excellent! I used VB brought to room temperature. I added 1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese. I poured 1/2 cup of melted, salted butter over the top prior to baking. Baked for 55 minutes. This turned out beautifully with a chewy crust. - 29 Sep 2008

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