Beer Bread

I love me some beer bread—it is the best reason to go to a Tastefully Simple party :).  However, I don’t like paying over $5,00 for simple ingredients I am sure to have in my pantry.

So, I set out to find a comparable bread that I could make without having to contact, order and wait for a TS representative.  I wanted the airy, yet hearty texture–and the subtle sweetness that goes well with EVERYTHING!

After a little research, I quickly realized the only things that come in that little packet for $5.50 is flour, baking powder, sugar and salt…. hmmm… I have that in my pantry on any given day, don’t you?

  • 3 cups flour (sifted-this is important!)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer (experiment with which beer you like best, in the bread)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup melted butter (depending on your personal tastes)



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and beer.

Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over mixture.

Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes. (watch it though, because all ovens are different–I took my loaf 8 minutes early, and it was PERFECT)

Of course, you can just mix up the dry ingredients, with attached instructions and a bottle of beer, to make a beer bread gift!!  If you are giving work or at a school–it is probably a good idea to leave the beer at home!
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  • Thanks, thats quite useful stuff to know! I must admit to being a bit hopeless in the kitchen, but I’m trying my best to learn. Admitting iis the first step right!? I promised to cook something for my wife this weekend for the first time – very exciting! I found some simple recipe at this site, seems to be designed exactly for me, which is fantastic! Anyway, thanks for your tips, I’ll be sure to bookmark your site to read more.

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