Simple beer bread

For no particular reason I decided to make some beer bread.

Many years ago, I used to make bread (even had a sourdough starter) and one of my goals this year was to start trying to make it again. With no one home tonight and nothing in the fridge for dinner I thought why not start give it ago and try something simple.


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
12 oz beer of your choice, I used a lager.
1/4 cup honey
Pinch of salt
6oz cold butter


1: Preheat oven to 375.
2: Line a bread tin (I used my Dutch oven) with parchment paper.
3: Mix together the dry ingredients (baking powder, flour and salt).
4: Add the honey and 1/2 of the beer.
5: Start to mix and slowly add the rest of the beer (you don’t want it too wet).
6: Once all the ingredients have come together and it is no longer sticking to the side of the bowl place it in your tin.

7: Slices the butter and cut into 8 pieces (you could use less but it did add a gorgeous chewy crust).
8: Bake for 50 mins.
9: Remove and let it cool before slicing.


Baking times may vary, I had to bake my second longer loaf longer – ended up baking for 55mins at 400.

So far, I have tried using lager – Heineken, Modelo Especial and Smithwicks Red Ale. All of them came out well. Next up an IPA or Stout.

Addition to the recipe – I have also sprinkled Himalayan Sea Salt on top of the butter. Did like the results and now do it on every loaf I make.

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