Need the perfect flavorful, dense but still soft, crispy outside but soft centered bread to complete your meal? To lap up a soup or scrumptious gravy? How about cubing it up and using it as the perfect carrier to get a dip to your mouth. I have it for you with this simple, 3 ingredient beer bread recipe.
There are two words that start with a B that I just love. Beer and Bread. Put them together and what do you get? The most amazing side to any meal or dip or soup you could ask for! The easiest beer bread you will ever make and you don’t need any sort of packaged mix.
Some of my favorite beers to use in this recipe are craft beers. A St. Louis brewery Schlafly’s Pale Ale is a favorite as well as seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Ale or Christmas Ale.
Tip: If you don’t want to use beer you can also use a soda. Dark sodas such as colas or root beer will give you a darker bread. Do not use diet soda…it will taste terrible!
3 Ingredient Beer Bread
- 3 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 12 ounces beer (1 bottle.)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar and beer. The dough will be sticky.
- Pour dough into loaf pan and spread to make it even in the pan.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes.
- Let rest in pan on cooling rack for 5 minutes.
- Remove from pan and wait until a bit cooler to slice or cube.
- Options: Replace Beer with Dark Regular Soda, not diet
- When pulling the bread out of the oven, you may also brush top with melted butter. Totally optional, but...butter!
I have made this bread with any beer I have had on hand. I have loved every batch of it! This bread is the perfect accompaniment to my Slow Cooker Beef Roast or my BEST slow cooker chicken. I also love it with my Signature Chili recipe and cubed up to serve as a utensil for my Bacon Bacon Dip. <–SO GOOD! I am not sure you can find a meal that it will not go well with!
This would also be pretty good sliced up and made into Caramel Macchiato French Toast! I mean beer bread for breakfast is totally acceptable in my world :) The kids just love to walk around and eat it like it’s candy! I promise this recipe won’t disappoint!