I love to bake, especially in the Fall. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to wait for bread to rise. Plus, I’m very impatient. That’s where this bread comes in. Have basic pantry ingredients? Have a beer in the fridge? Then you have the ingredients to make this quick bread. My family loves it and begs for it on holidays. It’s perfect for a dinner bread or as a dessert bread, spread with butter and drizzled with extra honey. I think that’s why we love it so much… bread with dinner and bread for dessert! ~Erin
- 3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ c. honey, plus 2 T. for drizzling (optional)
- 1 (12 oz.) bottle of beer
- ¼ c. butter, melted
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
In a non-metallic bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Make a well in the center and pour in a ¼ cup honey and the beer.
Using a non-metallic spoon, stir the dry ingredients together with the beer and honey until just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour a little of the melted butter in the bottom of a loaf pan and brush it up the sides of the pan.
Pour in the batter and spread it evenly.
Pour the remaining melted butter over the top of the loaf.
Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Optional: Microwave about 2 tablespoons of honey for 5 seconds to thin it, and drizzle it over the loaf during the last few minutes of baking. This gives the top a sweet, buttery glaze my family loves.
Let the bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a bread board/cutting board.
Slice with a serrated bread knife.
Serve with butter and, if desired, honey.