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Herbed Beer Bread Recipe

Try out this recipe for beer bread using italian herbs and parmesan cheese.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.


3 cup self rising flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Italian herb blend (or make your own blend of italian herbs, whatever you have on hand.)
12 oz beer at room temperature
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp. shortening
3 Tbsp. cornmeal
2 Tbsp. butter, softened


Combine the flour, sugar, cheese herbs. Mix together.

Add the beer, forming a stiff batter.

Use some shortening to grease a loaf pan. Sprinkle the cornmeal around the pan. Place the batter in the pan.

Bake for about 65 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush with soft butter and sprinkle with additional cornmeal, if desired.

Cool on a rack

Super Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Beer Bread

3 cups self-rising flour (OR, see note below)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) can of beer

1. Preheat oven to 375*F (190*C). Lightly grease or spray a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
3. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

Makes 1 loaf.

Note: Or you may substitute with 3 cups all purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.

The beer gives this bread a deep yeast flavor. Some neat options you can use to change things a bit are: Adding favorite herbs, or seeds, or your favorite shredded cheese, etc. So good warm with butter.

My Favorite Beer Bread Recipe so far

Beer Bread

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Ingredients and instructions:

Mix together the 3 following ingredients, and be careful to not over mix,
3 cups self-rising flour
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
One, 12 ounce can of beer

1/4 pound butter or margarine

Spray bread pan with non stick cooking spray
Put in pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. During this time, periodically brush melted butter over the top of the bread.

Brush other half of butter on, then bake for 40 minutes more

Surprisingly good

Beer Breads? They are really good

One day, when I went over to my Aunt's house, I smelled this amazing smell. I asked her, what are you making? She said, beer bread, and I recall giving her a kind of funny look. She said, you have to try it warm, with a little butter. Man, was I impressed. She gave me her recipe, and I am sharing it with you.

Hope you like it, let me know if you try it. Come back too, as I add more beer bread recipes I try and find.

Thanks for stopping by. Ocean.