Friday, February 24, 2012

Honey Beer Bread.

So what do you do when you have food items you want to get rid of?  You look for recipes using those same items!  And that is how this next recipe came about.  It's a simple, easy to make bread.  It uses no yeast so you don't have to wait for it to rise.  You can tell by the pictures that even without the yeast, it had no problems rising pretty high! 

The taste?  In a word: YUMMY!  I know this sounds silly, but you can really taste the beer and the honey together.  It's such a nice flavor combination.  Actually, I thought it was a rather interesting taste; biting into a piece of fresh bread and encountering the unmistakeable beer flavor, softened slightly by the honey.  So good.

And of course, the original recipe can be found here.  Well done!



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer

  • 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted (**You can double this if you’d like**)


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ inch loaf pan.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (I recommend popping your honey in the microwave for a few seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in!)

    Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)

    Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.


    I ended up using only 2 tablespoons of melted butter which I put into the dough directly.  You can brush the top of the dough with the butter as the directions suggest, but I didn't see any difference from when I used the butter on top from when I didn't (yes, I made the bread twice :)

    As I said, it's super easy to make and just delicious.  Especially warm!


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