Everyone’s baking bread on lockdown and everyone must have beer in the house, so you’ve got all you need to make four-ingredient buttery beer bread. It combines all of the very best food groups. Bread, beer, butter and sugar. What more could you want?
Beer might be liquid bread, but this yeasty alchemy actually turns that liquid bread into something more like gold. Delicious gold you can sink your teeth into. Try it at home on lockdown, it’s virtually foolproof.
What Ingredients you Need for Beer Bread
All you need to bake your beer bread at home are 2 cups of self-rising flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 350 milliliters of beer and 60 grams of salted butter (divided).
How to Make Beer Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard-sized loaf pan.
In a large bowl add the self-rising flour, sugar and beer. Stir until combined. Pour into the loaf pan. Melt half of the butter in the microwave or stove top and pour over the batter evenly.
Place the loaf pan on the center of the rack and bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and the center comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted in the center of the loaf.
Melt the remaining butter and pour over the loaf while hot and still in the pan. Remove from pan and let cool for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.
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