Beer Bread Recipe
This is a great quick bread recipe. Basically four ingredients and you have wonderful, rich bread that goes great with a bowl of chili or stew. This dense bread also makes a great salami sandwich.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar and beer in a bowl. Combine until a sticky dough forms. This bread can become very dense and heavy if too much flour is used. The best method for measuring flour is by weight. A cup of flour weighs 4 1/4 ounces or 120 grams. You will need 12.75 ounces of flour or 360 grams for this recipe. Don’t have a scale? Then measure the flour by spooning it into the measuring cup and then whisk the flour before adding the beer.
Don’t have self rising flour in the pantry? No problem. Make your own. Combine all purpose flour, salt and baking powder.
Pour dough into a loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes, remove the loaf pan from the over and pour (slowly) up to 1/2 cup of melted butter over the top of the bread. The butter will flow down the side and fill up the pan, which means you may not need the full 1/2 cup. Bake for another 15 minutes. By pouring the butter over the top, the bread forms a buttery crust. If you don’t want the bread to have this buttery crust, then add the melted butter in step 1.
Let the loaf cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer the loaf to a cooling rake.