Easy Cheesy Beer Bread
Updated: Jan 1, 2021
A quick and easy recipe requires little introduction. This beer bread is all you need to accompany soups, pastas, sandwiches and more! Very simple, difficult to mess up, and insanely delicious.
You can use self-raising flour instead of plain flour but you'll have to skip the baking powder and salt.
Try different mix-ins if you're feeling bold. A few favourites: bacon, cheese, and chive. Chopped broccoli and thyme. Or olive and rosemary.
The cold pats of butter on top of the bread are supremely important for a crunchy crust.
A medium ale seems to be the best beer to use but you can give anything a try really! As long it's bubbly and not flat.
3 cups of plain flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of white sugar
330mls (1 bottle) of beer
1 cup mild cheddar
1 cup sharp cheddar
6 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into squares
Preheat the oven to 190℃.
Mix together the dry ingredients (not the cheeses). Pour in the beer and use a wooden spoon to bring the dough together. It should be a very wet dough.
Add the cheeses in and use your hands to mix them through.
Pour the dough into a greased bread pan.
Place the butter squares over the top of the dough.
Place the bread into the oven for 1 hour.
Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
ENJOY YOUR DELICIOUS BREAD!