Shortly before my grandfather died a few years ago, he passed along to me an awesomely delicious and easy beer bread recipe. For some reason I thought of it earlier this week and I’ve been craving it ever since… so today I caved. 🙂 I love that this recipe is so basic, and you can tweak it to make it yours in so many different ways. I hope you enjoy!
Grandpa Bill’s Beer Bread (3-1-3-1)
Prep Time: 5 min ; Cook Time: 60 min
3 cups flour
1 “heapin'” tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 beer (any kind)
Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl, then add beer & mix well (I use my hand). Grease a bread pan (butter or Pam works fine), then put mixture into pan. Smooth the top of the batter out with a wet rubber spatula (run the spatula under water for a second, the batter will be very sticky). Bake 50 min at 350 degreesÂ (watch it though, all ovens are not alike!)… then butter the top of the loaf and bake for 5-10 more min. Voila!
For variations, I use different types of beer and add extra ingredients to complement… some loaves I’ve made in the past include:
-Pumpkin Beer w/pecans
-Apricot Beer w/ dried cherries
-Guinness or Chocolate Stout with chocolate chips
and today’s creation… Alaskan White Beer with shredded orange peel and Craisins (I also used wheat flour)