This rich and tasty beer bread recipe is from a 200-year-old horse ranch in West Texas.

Dayna
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • Beat the beer and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl to make a smooth mixture. Add the baking powder, and gradually stir in the flour to make a smooth dough. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

  • Remove the bread from the oven, and pour melted butter over the top. Return to the oven, and continue baking until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes more. Cool in pan 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack. Cool bread 10 minutes more before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; 12 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 118 mg sodium. 49.3 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This is hands down the best beer bread recipe! Can't stop eating the darn stuff. I always tweek recipes and I'm sure this is great as written but I did make a few changes for my own taste. I added 2 tablespoons of honey 1/4 teaspoon salt Penzeys spices: oregano basil and pizza seasoning all to taste. Don't forget to use REAL butter! Wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe...it's a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2008
Well not ALWAYS delicious as described in the recipe. This for me rather than "rich and delicious " was instead "sweet and greasy." Too much butter and sugar not enough baking powder and I believe it could have used some salt too. So disappointed since this was to go with our supper I sent hubby off to the store for a baguette... Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This is hands down the best beer bread recipe! Can't stop eating the darn stuff. I always tweek recipes and I'm sure this is great as written but I did make a few changes for my own taste. I added 2 tablespoons of honey 1/4 teaspoon salt Penzeys spices: oregano basil and pizza seasoning all to taste. Don't forget to use REAL butter! Wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe...it's a keeper. Read More
(29)
Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2008
Well not ALWAYS delicious as described in the recipe. This for me rather than "rich and delicious " was instead "sweet and greasy." Too much butter and sugar not enough baking powder and I believe it could have used some salt too. So disappointed since this was to go with our supper I sent hubby off to the store for a baguette... Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This is hands down the best beer bread recipe! Can't stop eating the darn stuff. I always tweek recipes and I'm sure this is great as written but I did make a few changes for my own taste. I added 2 tablespoons of honey 1/4 teaspoon salt Penzeys spices: oregano basil and pizza seasoning all to taste. Don't forget to use REAL butter! Wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe...it's a keeper. Read More
(29)
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2008
As is it's okay. You'll need to do what I did and add a little salt to offset the sweet of the brown sugar and bump up the baking powder so it'll rise. I added a tsp. of garlic powder and a tsp. of italian seasoning so it'll compliment tonight's Pizza Casserole a little better. EDITED: If I make this again I'll cut the sugar and butter in half. Too much of both. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2007
This was a good beer bread however I do feel that the listed butter is WAY too much. I used 2T and found that to be sufficient - a 1/2 cup would have left the bread swimming in butter. Also added a can of green chiles just because beer bread can sometimes be rather bland....great toasted with some butter. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
The first time I made this it was just ok I tried it again with less butter more baking powder and a dash of salt. I can not stop making it Dark beer has the best flavor. this recipe will be used alot in my home. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
Recipe is great! I only used 1/4 c. butter instead of 1/2 c. I also found that freezing the bread allows you to cut it into thinner slices without it crumbling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
This is the only beer bread recipe I make anymore. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2008
We have tried several recipes for beer bread this year. My husband likes to try different types of beers at micro-breweries across the country. This was excellent. We used a specialty beer ver dark from germany. Not sure if the beer would make a difference in taste but we sure enjoyed it! I have told family and friends and they enjoy just as much. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2012
It was ok a bit too sweet for me and a bit too dense. Mine was swimming in butter but when I pulled it from the oven I "drained it". Wil try it again as it is a good base but needs some tweaking in my opinion. Read More
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