Whole Wheat Beer Bread
Good with soups, chili. Makes excellent toast. Flavor of bread will change, depending on type of beer used. Loaf comes out looking textured on top.
Good with soups, chili. Makes excellent toast. Flavor of bread will change, depending on type of beer used. Loaf comes out looking textured on top.
As an avid cook and baker who has spent way too much time looking for a good beer bread recipe, I found this beer bread to be the best of what I have made from several different recipes in the past. It was moist, but not too moist. It was tender and flavorful with a nice outside crust layer. I am not a drinker; however, I used Budweiser beer as it is the only beer I will use to cook with; what a rich and wonderful match with the wheat flour, and so easy to prepare. I did mix the recipe in my Kitchenaid stand mixer; its appearance was simply gorgeous. This is a definite keeper!Read More
I've made this three times and I suggest you DO NOT use 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder; use 3 teaspoons. I did some research and looked at other recipes and most recipes that don't use self-rising flour call for 1 teaspoon of baking powder for every 1 cup of flour. When I used 4 1/2 teaspoons the bread had a very distinct, bitter aftertaste. This is a great bread with the baking powder modification. Also, I pour 2 Tablespoons of melted butter on top 10 minutes before it's done baking.Read More
As an avid cook and baker who has spent way too much time looking for a good beer bread recipe, I found this beer bread to be the best of what I have made from several different recipes in the past. It was moist, but not too moist. It was tender and flavorful with a nice outside crust layer. I am not a drinker; however, I used Budweiser beer as it is the only beer I will use to cook with; what a rich and wonderful match with the wheat flour, and so easy to prepare. I did mix the recipe in my Kitchenaid stand mixer; its appearance was simply gorgeous. This is a definite keeper!
This bread is delicious. I made a few changes to the original recipe. I added 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the batter. I also took another persons advice and melted butter to pour over top of bread before baking. I added a little salt, pepper and some Mrs. Dash Garlic and herb seasoning in the butter before I poured it on the bread. Next time I may add the Mrs. Dash right in the batter. There isn't any salt in it so you could probably use as little or as much as you'd like. I would make this recipe again for sure.
Very attractive, rustic looking bread that betrays the minimal effort that went into it. Surprisingly delicious, and I'm looking forward to making it again with variations--dill and a handful of shredded Cheddar cheese, or maybe herbs or Italian seasoning. It was a tasty acccompaniment to the Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. However, both my friend and I thought it was a little on the salty side, so I think next time I'll reduce the salt to 1 tsp., and use 1/4 cup of UNsalted melted butter over the top rather than salted. All in all, a lovely bread I'll be happy to make again, and not just because it's easy and produces a loaf of bread in under an hour. Great recipe, and a pleasant surprise!
Great recipe! I didn't alter a thing other than adding a few tablespoons of melted butter on top before baking as others suggested. I used a bottle of ale (Portland Ale) with great results. I am thinking of packaging the dry mix, putting it in a loaf pan w/ a bottle of beer and giving as christmas gifts this year. Would make a great hostess gift, too!
there is nothing i can add to the other reviews except to say that after the first loaf came out and cooled, cut off a slice and as soon as i get off this thing i'm mixing up another loaf so there will be some left for the fish sandwiches that i intended it to accompany in the first place. this one needs six stars B.L.
Very easy, very good. I added 1/4 of melted butter on top of the batter before baking (a trick I picked up from another beer bread recipe). You can add up to 1/2 a cup if you like, but use real butter! YUM!
I've made this three times and I suggest you DO NOT use 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder; use 3 teaspoons. I did some research and looked at other recipes and most recipes that don't use self-rising flour call for 1 teaspoon of baking powder for every 1 cup of flour. When I used 4 1/2 teaspoons the bread had a very distinct, bitter aftertaste. This is a great bread with the baking powder modification. Also, I pour 2 Tablespoons of melted butter on top 10 minutes before it's done baking.
I cannot believe this is a quick bread. Smell while baking is incredible, texture is awesome, and end result is super tasty. All I had was Heineken light, but I can't wait to make this with a Guinness. Mmm. Did add the melted butter, since almost every other reviewer did; probly about 1/4 cup. UPDATE: Made this again, this time a half batch. A half batch is a little too much for my mini loaf pan! Took about 40 minutes to bake.
Excellent! I used Budweiser brought to room temperature. I added 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Mixed everything in my KitchenAid mixer; it was sticky but did well. I poured 1/2 cup of melted, salted butter over the top prior to baking. Baked for 55 minutes. This turned out beautifully with a chewy crust.
This was very good and very easy. Adding chopped sun dried tomatoes and greek olives would be a nice addition to this recipe.
I was really surprised to see no one had rated this wonderful bread! I added an egg. It has great flavor! I would definitely make it again. Husband and son thought it was great!
What more can you say about a bread that is delicious and takes very little prep time?! The only change I made was to melt 1/2 stick of margarine and pour it over the unbaked bread dough. The butter gave the crust a very rich and crunchy texture. I've made this several times because of its ease in putting it together. Thanks, BLChrisman!
I read that there were several people who thought this recipie tasted to "Beery" well I just wanted to share that you can make this with ginger ale or sprite if you would like. It will make the bread sweeter though. But I prefer my beer bread made with the ginger ale. Hope this helps!
5 stars all the way. It's easy, it's tasty, it's versatile and it's wheat! We usually use Pyramid Apricot Ale. It gives this bread a delightfully fruity flavor. Even my kids love this bread. I have also used Pumkpkin Spice Ale (available in Fall and a different brand than Pyramid) with good flavor results. We usually use some sort of ale but in a pinch have used beer. Using beer results in a very strong beer flavor- if that is what you are going for- use your favorite beer! We prefer the Ales, they seem to not only impart the beer-y flavor but notes of whatever Ale you picked up. I have also used ALL whole wheat before, although more dense just as tasty! We also like to pour a couple tablespoons melted butter down the top before baking. mmm!
I LOVE this bread! It tastes so wonderful! It has a great texture and is so very easy to make. You cannot go wrong with this one! It's a keeper.
We loved this bread! I was concerned about the bitter taste that other reviewers had experienced, but used a mild tasting beer and it came out tasting beautifully! I added a little more brown sugar, 1 Tb honey and poured 1/4 c. melted butter over the batter before baking. It had no ill aftertaste from the baking powder and I used the full amount of Clabber Girl.
What a great recipe! And to think, people pay around $6 for the pre-made beer bread mix. I think this tastes much better than beer bread I've tasted made from a mix. I've made this twice now. You can vary the ratio of whole wheat and white flour to suit your taste, just make sure the total is 3cups of flour. I recommend melting 1/4c. to 1/3c. butter and pouring over the top BEFORE baking. This bread keeps well for several days, wrapped tightly(if it lasts that long). When I made it for guests, I broke it up into chunks and served it with dill dip as an appetizer- delicious!!!UPDATE - for people who think this has a bad aftertaste, try using ALUMINUM-FREE BAKING POWDER (Rumsford brand is good). The aluminum in most baking powders probably would leave an aftertaste with 4.5 teaspoons!
Dh and I LOVED this bread!!!! So easy and perfect with a bowl of homemade soup. I will make this often. I thought it was great plain or with a little butter, & my kiddos ate theirs with a drizzle of honey. Dense, moist and not overly sweet...plus, I had all of the ingredients!! Can't wait to try it again with a steaming bowl of stew. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
dh (a.k.a. the beer snob as I call him) recommended New Castle Brown Ale to accent the flour in the bread (this coming from someone who only eats frozen food if I'm not home) anyway, the bread came out great! I made 3 breads the first time, then changed the brown sugar to a semi-packed 1/2 cup for the next 3 beers and it was PERFECT! So similar to Tastefully Simple wheat beer bread! Tomorrow I'm picking up a 6 pack of Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale for a great fall beer bread and still plan to keep the brown sugar at 1/2 semi packed, can't wait!
Mine didn't turn out very well. There's a few things that I may have not done right. I think maybe the beer had something to do with it? And also I used baking soda instead of baking powder. Next time I will use baking powder or make my own with equal parts baking soda and cream of tartar.
Wow! I just made this tonight to go with one of my favorite Julia Child recipes for beer braised beef. So I used the same beer for the beef and the bread (Shiner Bock). I took some previous advice and only used a scant Tbsp of baking powder and also poured 2 tbsps melted butter over the top. Plus I used white whole wheat instead of regular ww, and for sweetening, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup molasses. I expected it to have more of a muffin texture, but it really did come out more like a yeast bread (I didn't knead it at all - stirred only to moisten throughout). The whole family loved it, even the pickiest ones - not a crumb left. We drank the shiner with the meal and it was just wonderful.
The whole family loves it. It gives me an option for bread for dinner without having to plan to far ahead. I used club soda instead of beer because I didn't have any beer in the house and it worked great.
We love this bread!! Ihave made it twice in one week already. I did use 1 TBS instead of 4.5 tsp of baking powder like other reviews suggested and lessened the salt to 1/2 tsp. I used amstel light the first time and killians red the second and loved them both. Will try pumpkin ale next! I had to come back and add that I also topped with 1/4 c melted butter before baking it, it made it very moist and the butter seeps in on top tastes great! Also, DO use aluminum free baking powder. You can get Rumford at Walmart, or Kroger has it in the organic food shelves. Bobs Red Mill also makes an aluminum free baking powder, most any health food store (like whole foods) will carry either of these.
What a wonderful non-yeast wheat bread! Got my best results by using my Kitchen Aid to beat the batter and develop the gluten. Like the results best when using full-bodied, well-flavored beer (like a micro brew).
I would give this more stars if I could!. I have been making recipes off of websites for years without rating them,I just HAD to rate this one! I used all purpose flour because I didn't have any whole wheat, I cut the salt by half as reviewers had suggested. I used dos exis beer, and very old expired baking powder because that was all my bf had. Poured 2 Tablespoons of melted butter on top ONLY, it totally covered it. I was very skeptical about the results. I was soooo wrong in an extremely yummy way! My boyfriend and I ate it hot right out of the oven! Made some more the next day because it didn't last. The consistency of the bread was as of zuchini or banana bread when hot and it was crusty on top. It was great! had it with butter and honey. Next time will cut out the suger, and try rosemary and olive oil!- thanks Blchrisman for this wonderful recipe. I am officially addicted!
This is a fairly good beer bread recipe, and I read most of the reviews here before I tried it. The texture and finish of my loaf was good... the top crust was a little crunchy even though I added melted butter before putting it in the oven. The taste of the finished loaf was slightly salty/bitter, but it would work well with soups and chilis for sure. The beer choice for this recipe will have a profound impact on the flavor, especially if bitterness is an issue. I chose to use Alleycat Amber Ale from The Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe in my recipe. This beer only has a very slight hop bitterness to it, and I didn't think it would be enough to translate into the bread flavor, but it could have. I'm going to modify this recipe and try it again. I'm not very happy with the suggested 4.5 teaspoons of baking powder. That could be another source of bitterness. I think I may make this again with self-rising flour in place of the all-purpose flour with the added baking powder and salt. I really think this would make a better bread... Update: January 3, 2009 I made another loaf of this bread today. I replaced the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking power with just 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour and the bread tastes MUCH better. On the nit-pick level, if you choose to modify the recipe this way, you might want to add no more than 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I also added 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. The results are delicious :)
This recipe is great. It is so simple and quick. It opens the door to anything you want to customize it to your own tastes or moods.
This was great, and like they say would be great with stew or soup. I am trying to use only fresh ground wheat, so I only used 1/2 cup of bread flour. It was great hot, haven't tried it the day after.
this was really easy and looked beautiful, tasted great
This is a great recipe! So easy and so good!!!
I used 3 cup bread flour cuz out of wheat and it turned out great. Dh is a ver picky eater and he asked me to make a loaf everyday.
I am really sorry to give a bad review, but this turned out horribly! It was extremely bitter. I have tried other beer bread recipes that turned out much better. It may have been the beer I used... I used a Heineken in the fridge because I don't like them, and I didn't want to use my good beer in the recipe. (I guess the lesson is to use a beer you like to drink.) But I have to say, I don't think the beer can account for all of the bitter taste. I CAN drink Heineken after all, and I could not eat this bread.
This was a good dense bread. It was just a little more dense than I or my husband cared for. I used a lager as that is what I had, but I think next time I'll use a darker, stout beer -it might give it a "richer" flavor.
Great! I did not have whole wheat flower so I just used 3 cups of all purpose flower and my family loved it. I used Budweiser and 1/2 cup brown sugar. It was not bitter. I also added 1/4 cup melted butter to the top when I put it in the oven. I have made this bread twice, the second time I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the bread hook attachment and it turned out even better!
This was so easy to put together and we had everything on hand. Cut the salt way down. Really good flavor and not dry. Crunchy crust. Had to eat a piece still warm with butter.
Great bread, I'm made it several times using Heineken beer. I made four loaves as Christmas gifts, each accompanied by a small jar of honey, and got great reviews. Changes I made: *used only whole wheat flour. *reduced baking powder to 1 Tablespoon. *reduced salt to 1 teaspoon. *added melted butter to top of bread sometimes before, sometimes after cooking, and sometimes both! YUM!
So simple to make. May have used too much beer because I used a 16 oz and tried to estimate 12 oz.
This is a really fast, easy, and delicious bread. I used all whole-wheat flour, and it was still great!
This was an awesome recipe. I used a honey brown beer. I decreased the baking soda to 1TBS (3tsp) and asalt to 1 tsp. I also used 1/2cup honey instead of brown sugar. I baked the bread for 20min and then drizzled with 3TBS melted butter and honey. We ate it ALL in 1 day. I have had success using whole wheat flour, white flour, and a combo of both. I've made this bread 3 times in the past week. So easy, yet so tasty.
Oh wow was this delicious! I used 2 cups organic stone ground whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. The beer I chose was a summer ale flavored with honey and orange peel. It gave the bread a nice brown color and a subtle flavor. I used my kitchen-aid mixer on low speed for about 5 mins. to mix the dough with the dough hook. I also poured about 1 Tbsp. melted butter over the top before baking. The whole kitchen smelled great while it was baking. The type of beer used in cooking really matters. Make sure it's fresh, otherwise the food will take on a "skunky" flavor. Avoid using that old bottle that's been sitting in the back of the fridge for a few months! Also, use a darker beer such as an ale or even a stout. Lighter beers that go great with wings and pizza don't work well for cooking because their flavor is so mild. I can't wait for my pasta fagioli to finish cooking so I can eat more of this bread! Love the idea of another reviewer to make this mix into a gift with a bottle of beer. I might have to do the same, thanks!!
I am not a baker by any means, and even I can make this. I love it - a good hearty bread. My favorite way to serve it is cut in cubes with sour cream and onion dip at parties.
Even with non alcoholic beer, this is great! I added some cubed cheese, and it got better!
This is a good, hearty bread and we will make it again.
This bread comes out fantastic every time! I was out of brown sugar, so I made my own with white sugar and molasses. Between the blackstrap molasses and beer, it has a great hearty, slightly sweet flavor. I baked it in a stoneware loaf pan which made the crust tender but a little crispy. I prefer a wheat beer over a darker lager for this bread. It's easy to adapt with different herbs and cheeses, depending on what you're serving with it. I blended Cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro for a Southwestern-style bread alongside chili. another variation that works well is Asiago and Parmesan with Italian herbs. Delicious!
Excellent & easy! It was delicious served hot out of the oven an make great toast for breakfast. Yum. I love another members idea of giving the dry mix as a gift. Thanks for sharing folks!
Wow!!! As another reviewer said, I also got hooked on beer bread from a Tastefully Simple party and wanted a cheaper fix. I was quite skeptical about this bread because it just seemed too simple. Well, it is definitely simple, but it one of the best beer breads I have ever had! I like dark beer, so that is what I used in the bread. Awesome flavor! I can't overstate how good this bread is. I made it for a dinner party and everyone raved. I decided to give it as a gift at Christmas. (I posted a picture of my "gift" in the photo section of this recipe.) I got the bread pan and bags at the dollar store. I printed up gift tags on business card templates with my computer and on the back I printed the directions. In all, the whole package cost less than $4. I will be making & giving this bread for years to come!
Excellent Recipe!! I added more beer to give it a stronger flavor and also so that I didn't have to knead the dough. It came out sticky (just like an expensive packaged mix) and baked beautifully. I cut down to 2 1/4 tsp. of baking powder and cut the brown sugar just below 1/3 cup and added a teaspoon of honey. I put 1/3 cup of melted butter before putting it in the oven. Then 10 minutes before it was done I put another 1/3 cup of butter through the top crust and back to the oven for the remainder 10 mins. It came out moist and delicious. I will be making this one often and it's a definate keeper.
I cannot rave enough about this bread, it is DELICIOUS and a cinch to make! The bread has a lovely sweet flavor. I used Blue Moon's "Honey Moon Summer Ale". My only change to the recipe was to use half the salt. The texture of this bread is terrific, but I think adding a little bit of oatmeal would be a good thing. Thank you!
This was great! I used Blue Moon and added the butter to the top (probably will use 1-2T instead of 1/4C next time). Its an easy recipe that is delish, it would be great with any meal or snacks and it can be easily adapted. We'll be trying it with some diced apples and cinnamon as well. It is fantastic as written so go preheat your oven.
I love this recipe!! It is so simple and tastes great. I used all purpose flour with 1 TBL of baking powder and 1 TSP of salt. The only beer I had in the house was Miller Lite. Turned out perfect. The flavor is stronger the next day after baking. I heat up a peice in the microwave for 15 seconds and top with butter. Delicious.
I was not expecting this to be as good as it is!!! Made this to accompany a roast on Christmas, as an "extra". It is FABULOUS! I will be making this once a week. Would make a great hostess gift too, mix the dry ingredients in a nice container, throw in a mix of bottled brews and a pretty card with the directions! Thanks for this new addition to my keeper recipes!
Crazily enough,this recipe is rated higher than the plain "Beer Bread" recipe which is also on this site, but I found it to be much less pleasing. I found that the whole wheat recipe was OK right out of the oven, but as it cooled it became more and more tough (could be because I used freshly ground whole wheat flour rather than regular bagged whole wheat flour)...I don't know, I was just looking for a great tasting beer bread so I saved both recipes and tried them both and found the regular "beer bread" to be much tastier and much easier to prepare than this whole wheat version.
A nice recipe enjoyed by the entire family. I did reduce the salt to 1 tsp. as others had suggested. The bread had a wonderful flavor and couldn't have been easier to make. I would suggest serving the bread warm. The following day the crust was rather hard and the bread texture not as tender, despite being stored in an air tight container. A definite make again recipe....thank you!
I did not realize that whole wheat flour could spoil. I did notice a funny smell when I measured it, but kept going with this recipe. The resulting bread was so bitter it was inedible. So, word to the wise, check the whole wheat flour before using : if it has a stale, faintly sour smell, toss it!
A keeper! I followed it exactly, except I added a small amount of melted butter and some fresh ground sea salt on top before popping it into the oven.
Great recipe. I used white sugar instead of brown, and added half a cup of flax seed meal and it turned out well. I thought that there was a little too much baking powder in the recipe (I detected a bit of that bitter baking soda flavor in every bite), but no one else who ate it thought so. Regardless, the next one I'm making has 3 teaspoons of baking soda instead of 4.5.
Great texture, but awful taste (I hate the taste of beer so it's not the recipe it's me...). I made it because I was curious. Extremely quick and easy...beer-lovers, try it!
I used some of the other suggestions and used all whole wheat flour, only 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 c honey along with 1 can of Miller Lite. I also brushed the top with melted butter. It tasted great! It was nice and hearty and the hint of sweetness was just enough. The only problem was that it was a little too dense and doughy in the center. I think I'll try adding a little more baking powder next time and bake a little longer. Otherwise a great recipe I will definetely make again!
This was really good bread- easy to make too! I love the addition of the whole wheat flour. This was a little dry on the first day, but nothing a little butter could fix! Second day was nice and moist. I did sub garlic salt for the regular salt and it gave a nice hint of flavor.
This bread is so easy to make. I've taken it to two different parties and have gotten rave reviews. I took 2 loaves to a larger party and had a taste test with two different types of beer. Inexpensive beer seems to taste the best.
I really enjoyed this bread as did my co-workers. It's so easy to make. I have sliced it and added butter, garlic powder and shredded cheese and melted it under the broiler. I do cut the salt back to 1 teaspoon. Great recipe!
I followed directions exactly. The bread turned out beautifully. Took about 50 min to bake. Tasted wonderful. Next time I might try topping with butter, brown sugar, and/or oats to get an interesting crust.
Yummy! I wish there was a question section or Ask the Writer...But, how would I make this for pizza crust? ANy suggestions? Would it make 2 crusts fir the average pizza? Thanks!
So beery good! Too easy! A tad too sweet. I'll add less sugar next time. This bread came out great and would be so good with chili, stew, soups, toasted, not toasted, with salads, with no salad, with butter, no butter...well you get my drift. Make sure to use a nice beer like an ale. My daughter didn't like this very much. She said it reminded her of recycle-the-beer-bottles day. It's very fragrant!
This was so yummy and easy to make! I used pumpkin ale so the bread had a little bit of a pumpkin flavor to it...delicious! I didn't have any wheat flour so I just used 3 cups of all purpose flour. I also melted a 1/2 stick of butter and poured it on the top before baking.
Delicious. Crisp and earthy tasting. Used 100% whole wheat flour and loved it. Kids loved it with peanut butter spread on it. I loved it with just some butter.
very easy. had my 11 year old make this. will definitely make it again. I might change the ww to regular flour proportions to get a bit lighter bread.
I really enjoyed this bread. It's very dense, but that is to be expected without yeast and using whole wheat flour. It has great flavor. I used a large individual can of Heineken, which worked out perfectly to make two loaves. I baked them at the same time and they were done in about 55 minutes.
Delicious! While it was baking we could hardly wait to eat it due to the yummy smell! I followed the directions as stated, though I did add a tablespoon of melted butter on the top, like others suggested. I had dark brown sugar at home, and I may try that next time just to see. I also used Sharps, a non-alcoholic beer, for that's what I had in the house. SOOOOOO good!
This recipe is AMAZING! I brew my own beer as well and made a chai stout that I added to this recipe plus 1 cup of pumpkin and 1/4 c. of honey. It was absolutely delicious.
This is great - quick, easy, and tasty. We always have it with chili. It also makes great toast! My 3yo and 1yo like to eat it, too. I've had the best luck using a JW Dundee's Honey Brown Lager, but try it with different types of beer! I usually do a little less brown sugar than it calls for, but that is just our personal preference.
This bread is very good, but I made a few modifications. The first time that I made it, I followed the directions exactly, and it was so salty and with a bad taste that we couldn't eat it. The second time, I cut the baking powder down to 1 1/2 tsp. and the salt down to 1/2 tsp., and it was great! I have also substituted sprite for the beer, and it comes out great!
Excellent bread! I used Sam Adams and to make it healthier, skipped the sugar and used a half a cup of honey. Never heard of Rumsford baking powder; just used my usual brand and there was no bitterness whatsoever. Hubby loves bread with soup and this went great with our lentil soup tonight. "B.L.", due to time, I was looking for a quick and easy bread and this really did the trick. Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe!
YUMMY!...this taste like Great Harvest Bakery Bread (might just be local). I used 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1 1/4 c each of the other. I also used Redhook's Blonde Ale (Seattle brewery. I sprinkled some oats on top and then poured 1/4 c melted butter on top. I baked 50 minutes and then covered it with plasti wrap for 30 min(as someone else recommended) I believe this holds in the moisture. I might have to leave the house so i dont polish off the rest of it...
I used corona. I melted 1/2 stick of butter and poured over the top of the batter and let it rest for about 30 minutes before baking. Removed from oven and brushed just a little more butter over top and wrapped in plastic wrap for about 30 minutes. Sliced it while still slightly warm and drizzled honey over top. Everyone enjoyed it!
This is a great recipe, I melted butter to put on top before baking. I also put some flax in mine, just because I try to add flax to things you can not notice it in. I also had made some honey/butter to spread on the bread. This is a much better recipe than the self rising flour recipes. Do not let your beer set to get flat, its the fiz and yeast that make the bread, just open the beer and pour. I won't spend money on Tastfully Simple box again.
This turned out absolutely wonderful! I used all whole wheat flour, and halfway through baking, I spread butter on top of the bread. The beer I used was Shiner Bohemian Black Lager (Bought in the family pack). I also added a handful of 2% shredded cheddar cheese. Sweet, hearty and delicious!
This was very easy and really good. I used Guiness for the beer, not a very strong beer flavor. I will definitely make this again.
I love beer bread and this one was very good. I thought this might be too sweet for us, so I cut the brown sugar down to 1/4 cup. I wouldn’t do that again; I’d use the full amount. It needs that extra sweetness. I particularly like this toasted!
So easy. I only had white flour, but turned out great anyways. All the other recipes for beer bread called for self rising flour and this didn't. That is why I choose this one.
This bread was UGLY, but good. I used Red Dog beer and I liked the flavor, the kids liked it as well. My son was reading the recipe & decided that since it was so easy to make, that he would make it next time. Thanks B.L.
Great and simple! I took the suggestion of cutting the salt and used Sam Adams! It was delicious!
Really good and easy. Used king arthur "white" whole wheat flour for all the flour (3 cups.) Also used Heffeweizen beer. Topped with 2 tbls. melted butter and used convection toaster oven at 325 for about 35 - 40 minutes. Came out moist and flavorful. If top starts to brown too much before it is done tent a bit with aluminum foil.
Very good and very easy...it took about 5 minutes to put together and that was with a baby strapped to the front of me :) If I make it again I think I will cut back just slightly on the brown sugar because I thought it was on the slightly sweet side, and top with melted butter as others mentioned because the top was just a bit dry. I used a Lienie's Red, which gave it a nice flavor. Big hit with the family.
Yummmmmmy bread. I'm normally disappointed in beer bread, but not this time. I generously buttered my pan and then spread a couple of tablespoons of butter on top before baking and I got a nice crisp, chewy, delicious crust. I also changed the flour combo to 2 cups all-purpose and 1 cup whole wheat. I also used a bottle of Tequiza for the beer.
A great easy and quick recipe! My sister buys a pre-packaged beer bread recipe, I'm so excited that I found an inexpensive way to make a great beer bread. This is the second time making this in two weeks, this time I customized with italian seasoning and cheese, yum. :)
Fantastic recipe! I made a few changes... since I couldn't find aluminum-free baking powder and was worried about the taste, I lowered the amount to about 3 tsps. I also used 2 cups whole wheat to 1 cup allpurpose flour and added about 1 tbsp each of molasses and honey to the mix. We used a bottle of some type of milk stout and pour melted butter over the top. My boyfriend thought it was a little sweet, but we both loved it, especially with a bowl of chili!
I made this using Shiner Bock beer, exactly as the recipe recommends. I may try buttering the top next time, as others have suggested, but only for color. It came together VERY quickly, and I couldn't imagine it being any simpler to make! This bread is mildly sweet, and goes wonderfully with butter, margarine, or honey butter. This will be my go-to recipe for beer bread from now on.
Good & easy! Not the best I have had but very tasty.
So good! This is the best tasting loaf of bread I think I've made so far, and definitely the easiest. It feels sinfully easy. My husband can't stop talking about this bread, and he's not a huge carb lover like I am. It's got a great, sweet yeasty flavor and it's so simple it's ridiculous. This is going to replace my old bread recipe! I used Blue Moon Pale Ale and it was great. Thanks!
Very easy and delicious! Followed the recipe exactly. Will try adding 2 cups whole wheat flour and only 1 cup regular next time I make it. I'm interested to experiment with different varietites of beer.
I have to give this 5 stars for the incredible easy factor of this recipe and how good it tastes. I followed it exactly and will not make any changes at all when I make it again (and I will). I used a summer pale ale and think I will stick with a similar beer in the future because it was perfect. It is heavier than a yeast bread (obviously) but perfect for toast and to accompany soup, chili, etc. Or just hot out of the oven with butter! Yum!
A great, simple recipe. I used Michelob Amber Bach. It is slightly sweet, rich and very flavorful. I think dark beers with a sweeter taste would work the best. If you used a light, bland beer with an aftertaste the bread will probably reflect that. My family loves this bread. Thanks for sharing.
Ok...this bread is great! Super simple, quick and easy! It also lends itself to any additions you can think of. I used a pale ale micro brew. I also added rosemary and shredded cheddar. Garlic butter on top and it was amazing!
I made this recipe a long time ago with Bud light, and at the time I would have rated it a 3 1/2. This time, I tried using Guiness Stout (not extra stout), and it improved the taste of the bread dramatically! I used a bit more sugar than called for - a few more large lumps, and brushed the top with melted butter after baking. Everyone raved about it! My daughter thought this was even better than the bread a local Irish Pub-style restaurant is famous for.
I used Harps Lager for this bread and everyone loved it. The bread has a nice crumb, and I swear that some people would never beleive it was not a yeast bread. I also tried it with Guiness, and it was not nearly as good.
So delicious and easy! Made exactly how the recipe said and it turned out really good. Put some honey on top after it's done baking for a little sweetness and it's even better!
have made bread for years, this is the very best. added raisins and my family loves it plain and toasted. great for bake sales and gift giving cc4fr
Easy and delicious.. good base recipe. Would be easy to tweak this with a variety of spices and mix -ins to suit a main dish