Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beer Bread....

The title alone is enough to make you get up and make a loaf. Anything that requires beer can't be all bad. And once you have a nice warm piece slathered in honey butter, you too will concur.

You can either use, white flour, bread flour or grind your own wheat berries. For me, I do half white flour and half ground wheat.

The Recipe ( this is for  a medium 1 1/2 pound loaf- I do have the amounts for either a smaller loaf or larger loaf, just ask and I will email them to you. )

Water:    1/2 cup
Beer :     1/2 cup
Salt :      1 teaspoon
Granulated Sugar:    1 Tablespoon
Bread Flour:    3 cups
yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine :  2 teaspoons

I put all ingredients in order in my bread pan, and let the machine need it. The dough is really stiff. Once it has blended well, I take it out and need it a little more by hand. Make it in to a ball and place it in a greased , covered bowl to rise for about an hour.  Once its raised, take it out, punch it down, then put it in a loaf pan. cover again for about 30 minutes, then bake at 400. I bake it until the top is a golden brown, take it out and check it. Probably about 20-30 minutes. I am uncoventional in the kitchen and rarely put a time on anything..  I hope you will try this recipe, it was really good, and my family went back for seconds.. 


  1. Oh boy, that does sound GOOD!. Warm from the oven and smothered in butter...mmm.mm!

  2. Replies
    1. good luck.. like i said, dough will be really stiff.

  3. Beer AND Bread, two of mankind's greatest inventions; together! Genius!

    1. kind of like Reeses...chocolate and peanut butter...2 great tastes that taste great together.. : )

  4. I can't get past the grind your own wheat berries, LOL :) I'm trying to even conjure up what those may look like and I don't think we have any growing in our backyard :) Good thing we can use regular flour! I definitely can do this! Thanks for the recipe; will make it soon!


  5. I keep seeing beer bread in a box at the stores. Sounds tasty! I'm playing catch up in blog land!