This simple beer bread is easy to make and doesn’t require kneading or yeast, thanks to the beer. The beer flavor in the finished bread is hardly noticeable and the alcohol is cooked out, so it’s safe to eat!
I’ve never been a fan of beer. When I was a younger, my dad ordered a beer with his dinner at a restaurant. It came out bubbly and looked intriguing, so I asked him how it tasted. He tried describing it and the puzzled look on my face convinced him to just let me have a little taste to see for myself.
It was pungent, bitter, and disgusting…that’s all I needed to vow NEVER to drink beer EVER again!
To this day, I still don’t understand what people find appealing about it. It’s just not tasty! At least, in my opinion.
If you’re anything like me, then the thought of beer flavored food doesn’t really sound appealing. That’s why when I say this bread doesn’t taste like beer, you can believe it! It’s almost like using coffee to flavor chocolate cake. Even if you don’t care for coffee, you can’t really taste it in the final product. It just enhances the chocolate.
It’s similar in this case, although the yeast in the beer is what gives rise to the bread. That’s why this bread doesn’t call for additional yeast in the recipe. It doesn’t need to be kneaded either! Just stir it together, pour it in the pan, and bake! Easiest bread ever!
If you’re worried about the alcohol, just know that most of it evaporates as it bakes, so it’s safe to eat. However, if it still bothers you, just use plain seltzer water in lieu of the beer. 🙂
This bread is perfect when you want homemade bread in less than an hour or if you need a quick side to go with dinner! Feel free to add herbs, minced garlic, or shredded cheese to add even more flavor! You can even make quick “rolls” by dividing the batter into muffin cups and baking 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!Print