Honey Beer Bread

Sometimes you take inspiration from the various ingredients that are languishing in your pantry / fridge / freezer. For me I feel like I am constantly doing just that! Everytime I'm in in the pantry I'm doing a quick scan for anything that's getting low and anything that seems to have been sitting there a little too long with no plans for use in the immediate future. Beer happens to be one of those things! We have accumulated a random small assortment of beer from various get togethers and events over the past year or two and my sister and I don't drink it... so I was thinking what else could I do with it? And of course beer bread quickly came to mind!

This bread is wonderfully chewy, with a lightly sweet taste, and rich with butter. It made a wonderful breakfast bread, toasted with a little butter and jam, or alongside a fried egg. It's great for serving alongside things like stew and chili as well - it holds up for sopping up tasty juices and sauces. We enjoyed this loaf quite a bit - it didn't last long at my house at all!

Honey Beer Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1 bottle (12-oz) beer
1/4 cup butter, melted

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl: flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. 
  3. Warm the 1/4 cup honey about 10-15 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to incorporate.
  4. Add beer and warmed honey to the dry ingredients and whisk JUST until combined (do not over mix).
  5. Pour half of the melted butter into a loaf pan, tilt pan to spread butter.
  6. Scrape the beer bread batter into the buttered pan, and spread remaining melted butter over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven 40-50 minutes, until cooked all the way through and golden on top. Use a skewer / toothpick to check the center to ensure it has fully cooked through.
  8. Cool in the loaf pan for about 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
  9. Best served warm with butter! 
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven


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