Monday, January 9, 2012

Honey beer bread

Looking for something warm and toasty from the oven?
Something that makes your whole house smell like a bakery?
Look no further.  I bring you:

Honey Beer Bread

Easy and delicious.
(Especially served warm with a pat, or two, of butter!)
And I can pretty much guarantee that you have all of the ingredients on hand.
Honey Beer Bread Recipe

(Adapted from Ezra Pound Cake and Gimme Some Oven)


  • 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 
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted

(Makes 1 loaf)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a standard 9″ x 5″ x 3″ inch loaf 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.  Being careful not to over mix ensures great texture!!  (Note: Pop your honey in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to stir in!)
Pour half the melted butter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
Then, spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter.  
Bake for approx. 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately. With more butter.
And possibly an extra drizzle of honey.
Option:  Add approximately 1 cup of shredded cheddar (or your favorite cheese)
to the batter for Honey Beer Cheese  Bread deliciousness!
How bad could that be?!

Any beer will do, though a honey beer,
or a golden amber or ale, would provide the best flavor!
Here's what I recently used:

Though I think a Leinie's Honey Weiss would be perfection!

I'm enjoying mine with a mug of hot Christmas tea.
But I imagine that serving it alongside a salad and/or bowl of soup
(and washed down with said beer), would make one tasty application!

P.S.  Isn't it fascinating how I move back to Wisconsin,
especially to Milwaukee - land of beer -
and one of the first recipes I post involves beer AND possibly cheese?!
Well, I guess as they say, when in Rome...

Bon apetit!

~Image 1 via Gimme Some Oven / photos by b~

1 comment:

  1. Note: This bread makes really good toast when it's on its last leg!