Baking has always been one of my favorite things to do. From pastries, to savory pies, I have spent countless hours in the kitchen baking. When the 2020 Corona Virus quarantine hit our little town, the shelves were wiped clean. From toilet paper and paper towels, to canned vegetables, people had panicked and cleared the shelves. My nephews and kids were concerned about not having bread for sandwiches. I offered to make some bread. I had not done it since high school, but it is not something that I had forgotten how to do. They laughed at me! They did not think I could actually do it!!
I had to prove them wrong! So with a little research and praying, I set out to make some beer bread. I love fresh yeast bread, but it takes so much more time to make than beer bread. There is no kneading, no rising, none of the messy or time consuming steps that regular homemade bread has! There is no need for expensive bread makers or special pans either!!
I got my loaf pan at Wal-mart. Nothing special, just a regular old loaf pan. All of the ingredients I used were pretty simple, every day ingredients. I did not need to order or search for anything special.
The ingredients you will need are 3 cups of flour, 1/4 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 can of beer (I used Bud Light since I already had some in the fridge), and 1/2 cup melted butter. That is all! I used self rising flour, but if you have all purpose flour that is fine to use too; just simply add 3 teaspoons of baking powder to the mix! Its that simple!
Mix all of your dry ingredients together, and then add your wet ingredients. Pour your mixture into a greased or floured loaf pan, and bake for about an hour in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees! I like to brush the top of mine with melted butter or melted garlic butter when it comes out of the oven!!
The bread was a huge hit at our house!! Its a very dense bread. It isn’t wonderful for sandwiches and such, but it is a great loaf of bread to go with dinner!
I hope you all try this recipe!! Let me know how it turns out for you! I will be making some regular homemade bread soon! So keep an eye out for that recipe as well!!