Tasty-as-Heck Beer Bread (a.k.a. Easiest Recipe Ever)

First off, apologies for the delay on this one.  I think I’ve mentioned this recipe a couple different times on my blog and am JUST NOW getting around to posting it.  I know I’ve mentioned it to anyone who will listen, because it really is the easiest bread recipe on the planet.

Pinterest!

If you aren’t on Pinterest, then I’m surprised you are reading my blog.  I wanted bread to go with my potato soup and used the search option on Pinterest.  I found this from Stockpiling Moms.

It is a very versatile recipe, so stay tuned:  I’ll give you some ideas at the end of this post.

The Recipe

You may have noticed in my other recipe posts that I don’t follow directions well.  Ok, ok, I don’t follow them at all.  My actions in the kitchen are more or less an interpretive dance with random glances towards my recipe cards or smartphone screen.  So here goes my version…

First step, clean your work surface.  Second step, set out everything you're going to need.  Third step, start your oven.

First step, clean your work surface. Second step, set out everything you’re going to need. Third step, start your oven.

Ingredients

3 cups organic wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cane sugar (depending on my add-ins, I may increase this to 1/2 cup)
1 12-oz can of beer (I prefer the flavor of the cheaper ones and tend to stick with American lagers)*

This is a photo from a previous loaf where I used Pabst Blue Ribbon.

This is a photo from a previous loaf where I used Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix all ingredients in order listed, stirring the concoction after each one.  Pour into a greased loaf pan.  (Pour melted butter over mixture.)**  Bake 1 hour, remove from pan onto rack, and let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

Everything is mixed, poured into the greased loaf pan, and there's even melted butter over the top.

Everything is mixed, poured into the greased loaf pan, and there’s even melted butter over the top.

Seriously

Not that many ingredients, mix ’em together, stick them in the oven at 375 for 1 hour, and ta-dah!  Bread does not get any easier than this, folks.

Tasty-as-Heck and Too-Easy-To-Describe Beer Bread

Tasty-as-Heck and Too-Easy-To-Describe Beer Bread

Mix It Up

There are so many ways to change up this recipe by adding different things.  My favorites:

  • Shredded cheddar
  • Cheddar cubes and diced jalapenos
  • Cinnamon and sugar in softened butter, swirled in
  • Julienne apples and cheddar cheese
  • Did I mention cheese?
  • Apples and raisins (soaked in warm water first)
  • And of course you can experiment with beer types

Have fun and ENJOY!

I'm using Old Milwaukee Light in my beer bread recipe this time.

I’m using Old Milwaukee Light in my beer bread recipe this time.

*Old Milwaukee

**I almost never pour butter over the top.  I don’t see why I would.  I have plenty of flavor without it and browns quite nicely anyway.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Tasty-as-Heck Beer Bread (a.k.a. Easiest Recipe Ever)

  1. Pingback: Sweet, Savory, and Spicy Weekday Meal in One Hour | Thoughtfully Sought

  2. Pingback: Murphy Potato Soup | Thoughtfully Sought

  3. Pingback: 100 Blog Post Ideas! | Thoughtfully Sought

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s