Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beer Bread

As the weather has cooled down around here, I have found myself having the urge to cook soup once again.  Oh, how I love soup!  And the only thing that makes soup even better is warm from the oven bread!  I have a favorite go-to bread that gives all of the pleasure of serving my family fresh, homemade bread without the hassle of waiting hours for the bread to rise.  It's Beer Bread*!  Our whole family loves it, it's healthy and it couldn't be easier.  Seriously, it takes 5 minutes to throw together and is ready to eat thirty minutes later!

Beer Bread

1 12oz bottle of beer (use a beer without preservatives)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
4 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  In a small saucepan warm up the beer and maple syrup (I've also done this in a measuring cup in the microwave).  Mix together remaining ingredients, pour warm liquid into the flour mixture and mix it up.  Pour batter into well-buttered loaf pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.  

*This recipe is adapted from a Susan Branch recipe.  And when I say adapted I really mean that I just leave out the Caraway Seeds that she includes in hers!  Susan Branch now has a blog!  I just love her.


  1. I don't remember seeing this recipe, but I love how easy it is. I am going to try it soon. I have been making soup at least once a week too AND I am loving Susan Branch's blog as well. Happy fall!!!

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  3. We think that bread will be yummmmy when fall returns.


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