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Honey Beer Bread

Written by Jen Sill

My husband often has a little extra beer after his fishing trips.  And there are many nights we just want to get it out of the fridge.  So, I searched for a fun way to use beer – besides drinking all those extra calories.  (Old married couples tend to look at beer much differently than I remember thinking about it a few years ago… oh well..)

This is a SUPER easy and fantastic recipe!!

I got it from Give Me Some Oven.  Those girls have dozens of comments about different combinations this bread can make.  There’s Angry Orchard, Dark Beers and more.  Someone even said you can add a little extra flour and make this into a pizza crust!  Awesome!

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted (**You can double this if you’d like**)
  • 1 cup of cheese (You can also add more of this if you’d like)

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x 5x 3-inch loaf pan.  (I didn’t bring a loaf pan to my rental, so I had to use a bigger pan).

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (Heat your honey in the microwave for a few seconds)

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Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. 

(Be aware, this is a sticky batter.)

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Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.

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About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.