This bread is wonderful!! It is dense but not too heavy. The beer adds a delightful taste to the bread. It is not too sweet and the addition of the cheese just makes it taste that much better. It is perfect for a fall day. What makes it even better is that is can be made and baked in just over one hour Most of that time is the baking time. You can mix it up in about 15 minutes but it takes about 50 minutes to bake. If I had known it was that easy I would have made it a long time ago. This is a batter bread and does not have to be kneaded. The yeast is in beer. This would be good to take to a tailgate party!!! I can guarantee you won’t have any left. It might be a good idea to make two recipes instead of just one…..
Honey Beer Bread Recipe
(Adapted from Ezra Pound Cake)
- 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**)
(Makes 1 loaf)
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.
If you’re a big fan of beer-cheese bread, add a cup or so of cheddar (or your favorite cheese) into the batter to give it the queso-kick. 🙂
The first thing you want to do is put your dry ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt till mixed well.
Next get your beer and honey out. You can use whatever kind of beer you like. I used Corona. You can also use agave nectar in place of the honey. I actually used both.
I added my honey first to the dry ingredients.
Then I poured in the beer. You can see the beer is already starting to react to the baking powder in the bowl.
You will want to just stir this until it is just mixed. Do not over mix it.
This is when you add the cheese if you are using it. I used Cheddar but you can use your favorite kind.
Just lightly mix in the cheese till fully incorporated.
Now pour half of the melted butter on the bottom of your greased loaf pan. I know this sounds weird but trust me you will understand when you eat the bread.
Spoon the batter into the pan on top of the melted butter.
Spoon the rest of the melted butter on top of the batter.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 50 minutes until it looks like this!!! The crust should be golden brown and a toothpick when inserted in the middle should come out clean.
Take it out of the pan and let cool for about 15 minutes on a rack. It says to serve immediately but if you don’t let it cool slightly it will be hard to cut.
When you cut it this is what is looks like. Look how buttery and cheesy it looks. It taste as delicious as it looks. Try to eat just one slice……