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Beer bread

posted at 1/23/2013 4:55 AM EST
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First: 10/17/2012
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 Have you had beer bread before? If you haven't you've been missing something! Have a recipe to share? Here's mine that I've been making for about 25 years.

                                     BEER BREAD

 3 CUPS SELF-RISING FLOUR
 3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR
 1 CAN ROOM TEMPERATURE BEER

 STIR JUST UNTIL COMBINED. PUT INTO BUTTERED LOAF PAN. SPREAD OUT AND DOT WITH BUTTER. BAKE AT 350 FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED.

Re: Beer bread

posted at 1/23/2013 8:48 AM EST
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First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
I have made this when I needed a quick bread for a soup or stew that I was making for dinner.
I suppose it could be made with sparkling water as well but it would be missing some of the flavor the beer brings.  Not that this has a strong beer taste, because I hate beer and I like this bread. 

Re: Beer bread

posted at 1/23/2013 9:29 AM EST
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First: 6/4/2010
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            BEER BREAD
  • 3 cups flour ( sifted )
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1  12 oz.can of beer 
  • 1/4 cup melted butter 
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Mix dry ingredients and beer.
    3. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
    4. Pour melted butter over mixture.
    5. Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.
    6. UPDATED NOTES: This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.
    7. Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 9:37 AM EST
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    Last: 3/27/2014
    Thank you for these recipes.  I don't believe I've had beer bread before, but it sure sounds like a hearty and quick bread to make to go with soup.  I will definitely have to try these in the near future.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 9:46 AM EST
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    Interesting must try but as i never buy beer Iwill have to go get a can

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 11:57 AM EST
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    Last: 4/14/2014
    LOVE beer bread!!  I have made it from scratch and also from the "Tastefully Simple" product.  I prefer the one from scratch; but the other is so easy and simple!

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 12:15 PM EST
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    Last: 4/13/2014
    In Response to Re: Beer bread:
    LOVE beer bread!!  I have made it from scratch and also from the "Tastefully Simple" product.  I prefer the one from scratch; but the other is so easy and simple!
    Posted by Darla M


    I have been making scratch beer bread for a long time. I have tried the one from Tastefully Simple and it
    is not to bad and nice and easy.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 12:41 PM EST
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    Love beer bread - will have to try the two recipes you shared! Thank you!

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 1:56 PM EST
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    In Response to Re: Beer bread:
    Interesting must try but as i never buy beer Iwill have to go get a can
    Posted by Mary L

    It should work just as well with a carbonated water.  You may miss some of the "yeasty" flavor but pretty sure it is just the carbonation that is needed, along with the quantity of liquid, to make this bread. 

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 7:06 PM EST
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    Last: 6/11/2013
    I have made Gale's recipe and it is awesome. Have had several gifts in a beer
    bottle from friends and that was good too.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 7:10 PM EST
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    Vicki, I will have to try this one too. Have to get the self-rising flour.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 8:26 PM EST
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    I make beer bread almost every week to use as sandwich bread! I add lots of different herbs also-especially fennel-great taste-adds a whole new dimension!

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/23/2013 9:18 PM EST
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    Haven't tried beer bread, but have made beer biscuits.

    Beer Biscuits

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    3 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup shortening

    3/4 cup beer

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until it has cornmeal consistency. Stir in beer, and knead lightly. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.


    The beer adds flavor and leavening to these biscuits.

     

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/24/2013 2:49 AM EST
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    First: 10/17/2012
    Last: 4/9/2013
     I'm sure that all beer bread is good! Smile The self rising flour just takes place of adding the baking soda and stuff so it's easier I think. Not sure just guessing. It's always so good I never thought about adding herbs to it! Good idea & I think fennel is a good one to start with. I've had so much fun reading different peoples' ideas to the different postings. Thanks ladies! :)

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/24/2013 7:23 PM EST
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    First: 6/4/2010
    Last: 4/30/2013
    Just a note maybe add a little yeast if not using real beer because there is some yeast in the beer that may help with the rising.I saw that on the original recipe that I posted.Someone had inquired about using non alcohol beer.I'm sure any addition of herbs would be great,maybe even cheese would be good.The biscuits that Verlee posted sounds good.My niece just gave me a cast iron muffin pan that should give it a little crunch on the outside of the bisquits..

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/27/2013 11:19 AM EST
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    Maybe I'll make some beer bread I think there might just be a loose can hiding in the back of the fridge

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/27/2013 11:56 AM EST
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    In Response to Re: Beer bread:
    Haven't tried beer bread, bu t have made beer biscuits. Beer Biscuits 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup shortening 3/4 cup beer Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until it has cornmeal consistency. Stir in beer, and knead lightly. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. The beer adds flavor and leavening to these biscuits.  
    Posted by Verlee T


    Verlee made those biscuits yesterday. Had friends over and everybody ate them all up and I made sure to have what I thought was plenty!

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/28/2013 2:02 AM EST
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    Last: 6/11/2013
    Verlee, Thank you for the beer biscuits recipe. Looks great and will
    be trying.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/28/2013 7:16 AM EST
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     it was very good tasting.

    Re: Beer bread

    posted at 1/28/2013 8:32 AM EST
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    First: 11/14/2008
    Last: 4/7/2014

    Made this over the weekend - turned out great and everyone loved it!!

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