Need THE BEST quick no-knead beer bread recipe?
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Take a look at this gorgeous specimen:
OMT! loves her some bready carbs, as I’m sure you do – otherwise you wouldn’t have popped in – and this fast bread recipe will satisfy your cravings in about an hour.
Bread Bread Bread!
Carbs Carbs Carbs!
I know we’re living in an age where some folks are shunning bread, but, baby, before you say no – you gotta taste this delightfully crusty on the outside, substantial, yet fluffy and buttery on the inside, beer bread.
Shiner beer bread is serious foodie eats.
This one is right out of the oven, ready to be sliced and enjoyed.
With most easy beer bread recipes, they call for consumption immediately after baked, as in hot from the oven.
Yep, do that.
The lovely thing is you can also have it later, toasted with soups or mac and cheese.
Did I mention this bread is seriously good eats?
Seriously. Good. Eats.
There’s gonna be other recipes. other breads, other beers, that claim to be the best: DON’T BELIEVE ‘EM!
This one is the realest of all real deals.
This beer bread here, on this page, is the best bread made with beer recipe, I’ve ever made.
Most quick breads are meant to be eaten the day they are baked for a reason: their freshness simply doesn’t hold up.
This perfect little loaf was different in that it was unexpectedly moist and equally delicious the next day without toasting.
Can your current beer bread recipe do that?
We happily devoured it with the obligatory eye-rolls and nom-nom noises you’d expect from something exceptional.
All of this said (there’s always a reason for my jibber-jabber that proceeds a recipe!): There are zero reasons not to make this.
This recipe is straight up easy, but you may be asking yourself:
What is a quick bread?
Quick breads are made without using yeast or eggs.
You basically use leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder.
Then, instead of having to wait for the bread to rise, like a yeast bread, you simply mix, pour, then bake.
Viola- quick bread!
Why use beer in quick bread?
1: It tastes like tailgating, summer, and the best of Texas all rolled into one entity!
2: The beer acts as part of the leavening process.
3: It gives the bread a yummy yeasty flavor without having to take the time to make an actual yeast bread.
4: A large portion of the alcohol burns off during cooking, leaving that much sought after flavor in the bread.
What kind of beer is best to use in beer bread?
While I used Shiner beer (Texas, y’all!), feel free to use whatever beer floats your boat.
Lots of folks like a strong tasting beer, like a Shiner Bock, which is more of a dark lager (always a good choice).
For this recipe, I used a Shiner Premium, which a bit lighter and sweeter (while not being sweet) than most heavier beers.
The best advice I can give you is that I don’t think you can go wrong by using a beer you love.
Once you’ve used your favorite beer – start experimenting!
A summer beer for a summer beer bread. A heavier winter brew for the colder months.
No matter which beer you use, your taste buds will thank you.
Are you new to baking bread?
You’re in luck!
Bread-making usually consists of carefully measuring all ingredients, proofing the yeast (which is incredibly fickle), mixing all those carefully measured ingredients, waiting for the first rise, then the second, forming the loafs, and finally on to baking – DON’T OVERBAKE!
The entire process can easily take up most of a day.
Especially if you’re a new cook and aren’t sure about that pesky yeast issue.
Did ya know you can kill yeast?
You can and I have.
Bread dough that doesn’t rise properly is most often causes by killing the yeast in the recipe.
That’s why it’s vital to proof the yeast before you start mixing bread ingredients.
Why am I telling you all this?
As a gentle reminder from earlier that beer bread is a quick bread and requires NO YEAST!
As a beginner baker, or as a seasoned baker, you can rock this recipe.
#1: It contains common ingredients.
#2: It’s a basic throw ingredients into a bowl, mix, then pour into a pan and bake recipe.
#3: The texture and flavor are unmatched. I’ll put this recipe up against any other – it’s that good!
So, not only will you rock this recipe, but you can customize it, so that it’s truly yours.
A signature recipe, if you will.
You know, the kind you never ever share and folks are all: WHY CAN’T I HAVE IT?! and you’re all: I’M TAKIN’ IT TO THE GRAVE!
Or not, just spitballin’ here.
As a bonus, for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, it’s a satisfying recipe to make.
It’s not only delightful to eat, but gorgeous to gaze upon.
Mmmmm, look at that baby.
Grab the butter – or use a dip – and get to eating.
Happy Beer Bread Baking, Y’all!
NOTE: If you prefer a printable recipe – scroll to bottom of page and you’ll find it there.
Shiner Beer Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. raw honey
1 bottle (12 ounces) Shiner Premium beer (or baker’s choice), room temperature
4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2: Grease a 9x 5x 3-inch loaf pan.
3: Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
4: Stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. It will look lumpy.
5: Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan.
6: Spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter.
7: Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. raw honey
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) Shiner Premium beer (or baker's choice), room temperature
- 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese - optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
- Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
- Stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. It will look lumpy.
- Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan.
- Spoon the batter into the pan, then pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
Originally posted December 22, 2014 Updated April 28, 2019
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