there are very few things i will bake from a mix. beer bread used to be one of those things, until yesterday. this copycat recipe is so ridonkulously easy, i have no idea why i ever spent $5-6 per mix from pyramid-schemey hostage party companies without checking the googles for recipes first.
the bread is sweet, really chewy, with sort of fat crumbs, and in my opinion, best eaten unadulterated or only with a bit of extra butter.
what you need (only four ingredients. WHAT!!):
- 3 cups self-rising flour*
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 12 oz. bottle or can of beer (i used sam adams winter lager only because it was the least favored beer we currently have in stock)
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
*note: if you don’t have self-rising flour, you can try a substitution like this made of a mix of all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
what you do:
preheat oven to 350° and grease a loaf pan (i used spray oil).
mix the flour and sugar together in a large bowl. stir in the beer. it will be lumpy. that’s ok.
pour the batter (or is it dough?) into the loaf pan and spread it out evenly. pour the melted butter over the top. it will pool in spots. that’s ok.
bake for 50-60 minutes and enjoy the magical earthy aromas emanating from your oven.
it’s done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.