Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, a very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Sweet Beer Bread! This is a lovely homemade no yeast bread recipe. It's super easy to make and uses basic pantry ingredients. This beer bread doesn't require any kneading, simply mix up the ingredients and bake! How easy is that?!

What does beer bread go well with?

A couple of chunky slices of sweet beer bread tastes so good with a hot bowl of cheesy soup, or tomato soup. Actually any kind of soup!

If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, slice up some sweet beer bread and use that instead. The fluffiness and taste of the beer bread tastes amazing with grilled cheese.

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Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Does beer need to be warm for beer bread?

Both warm and cold beer work absolutely fine for this recipe

How to Store Beer Bread

Store beer bread at room temperature for up to 3 days

Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

What can I use instead of beer in beer bread?

If you don't care for beer or don't have any to hand, you can also use plain club soda or seltzer water.

For those of you thinking of serving this to children, it's absolutely fine. During baking, the alcohol from the beer is cooked off so you're left with the flavor of the beer but no alcohol. You can change the flavors, depending on what beer you choose. So a lighter beer will give you a milder flavor, and a heavier beer, like stout, will give you a deeper, richer flavor.

Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Recipe by Jana Klaner Matson

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

Approx 55 minutes

Yield

4 - 6 Persons

Ingredients

3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
12 ounces beer (any kind)
2 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C / Gas 4.

2. Melt the butter (can use the microwave; melt 30 seconds at a time, stir in between).

3. Butter a loaf pan (use a brush to paint all of the inside) and set it aside. You will use the rest of the melted butter later.

4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and beer and mix thoroughly.

Keep in mind that the less you mix the batter, the lighter the bread will be. The mixture should be sticky. If it’s too dry, you can mix in a splash of water.

5. Pour into the loaf pan (shape into loaf shape) and bake for 52 minutes.

6. Remove from oven, brush the top of the loaf with the remaining butter, and return to oven for the last 3 minutes of baking.

If you would like to make these in a muffin pan, reduce the cook time to around 25 minutes, test to see if the centers are done!

Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

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Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Sweet Beer Bread

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Homemade Sweet Beer Bread, very easy recipe using just 4 ingredients, soft, slightly sweet bread, ideal with soups, dips, or simply a spread of butter on a slice.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces beer, any kind
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C / Gas 4 .
  2. Melt the butter (can use microwave; melt 30 seconds at a time, stir in between).
  3. Butter a loaf pan (use a brush to paint all of the inside) and set aside. You will use the rest of the melted butter later.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and beer and mix thoroughly - keep in mind that the less you mix the batter, the lighter the bread will be. The mixture should be sticky; if too dry, you can mix in a splash of water.
  5. Pour into the loaf pan (shape into loaf shape) and bake for 52 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, brush the top of the loaf with the remaining butter, and return to oven for the last 3 minutes of baking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 loaf
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2071Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 4672mgCarbohydrates: 391gFiber: 10gSugar: 101gProtein: 39g

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    Florence Heath

    says:

    This sounds exactly like my mother’s beer bread, only she didn’t use butter. My youngest son didn’t like it but the rest of the family did. I’m thinking of experimenting with Apple beer.

  2. What would happen if you only have all purpose flour instead of self raising flour? Do you think it would work or would u need to use some yeast or baking powder?

    1. Hi Ada, for this recipe I would advise you add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder PER cup of flour, so 4 1/2 teaspoons in total and also you will need to add 1 teaspoon of salt. Hope that helps!

  3. I’ve had a beer bread recipe sitting on my kitchen counter for the past week. I keep putting off baking it, but now I see that it’s purely destined to be made!
    Yours looks lovely!

  4. I love making beer bread, I spread it out on a cookie sheet bake for 30 minutes and cut in strips for make bread sticks. Last time I used pumpkin beer, some pumpkin spice and made apple butter to go with it in the crock pot

    1. Wow! Monica that sounds wonderful! Next time you make it on a cookie sheet, please do take a photo and send it in as I have never seen that before! What a fabulous idea! I love the sound of your pumkin one too. Perfect for the fall!