Beer Bread

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Donna Roth Recipe
Full Flavored
Wilmington, DE --> Lake Forest, CA
Member Since Sep 2010
Donna's notes for this recipe:
My sis-in-law Cindy introduced me to beer bread many years ago. I believe she made it with an Ale. It was delicious!!! I don't drink any type of beer, but in baking & batters, it's awesome!!!! I get requests for this bread frequently, especially from my daughter. No worries, because the alcohol bakes out.
We all love the firm texture and the crunchy crust.
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Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Grease a 5 x 7 inch loaf pan. Make sure oven is fully heated before finishing mixing up dough.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and beer. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Spread bread dough in loaf pan. (I use my Kitchenaid)
Bake for 45 minutes. Pour melted butter over loaf and bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool about 15-20 minutes in pan.
**I usually use my hubby's favorite MGD, but I've also made it with MGD 64 - knocked off all those calories and it still tasted just as great. Just use your favorite beer/ale.
**No self-rising flour? No problem... To make your own self-rising flour for this recipe, mix 3 cups of flour with 4.5 teaspoons baking powder, and 1.5 teaspoons salt.
If by some odd chance the bread doesn't all disappear the day it's baked, spread on a little butter or margarine & toast in a frying pan. YUMMMM

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user Paula S. louegirl - Sep 2, 2010
This sounds wonderful! I have never tried making bread because it just seemed too time consuming, but this sounds easy..........can't wait to try it!
user cheryl Landreth lexy1957 - Sep 2, 2010
Can you use a bread machine with this beer bread?
user Donna Roth LuvnMom - Sep 2, 2010
I've never tried it in a bread machine. I guess if your machine has a setting that skips the rise time usually needed with yeast it might work, as this recipe has no rise time - just the opposite in fact, as the quicker it gets in the oven the better.
user Donna Roth LuvnMom - Sep 10, 2010
Finally had a chance to make a loaf of my beer bread. I wanted to put up a nice picture, but I needed to make it to the store before they closed and left my 17yr old daughter in charge. Now she knows I've been taking pics for this site, but well... as you see by the pic, that's all that was left when I got home and grabbed the camera. I guess you can tell it is/was a good loaf of bread, and it was made with MGD64-low cal bread. :o)
user Donna Roth LuvnMom - Sep 10, 2010
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