Beer Bread

Beer Bread Recipe

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Beer Bread Recipe

This quick and easy beer bread recipe is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I decided to share this recipe because it is so popular with my friends, family, and on social media. It is also the easiest homemade bread recipe I can think of.

Beer bread is ideal for most social occasions, but in my opinion, works especially well with a braai (barbecue). I always make this beer bread when we have a snoek braai (pike barbecue), or prepare other kinds of fish on the grill. Beer bread is a great side dish that works with most grilled fish.

There is only one ingredient that I always insist on when preparing this beer bread recipe, and that is beer. Please do not use lager, pilsener, cider, or anything else but pure beer. It does affect the taste and if you do not believe me, try and experiment and see the outcome for yourself.

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Please note It is important to allow the beer bread batter to rest for at least 20 minutes between mixing and shaping. It allows the hydration of the beer into the flour and lets the gluten strands relax. Gluten is the protein in the flour and if it is overworked, it can break causing the dough to lose elasticity and prevent it from retaining its shape when it bakes.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 139
Carbs: 28g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 4g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
55 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 55 Minutes
65 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 5 Minutes




  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the contents of the beer bottle and mix into a sticky batter using a wooden spoon, or your hands. Allow the beer batter to rest for 20 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and grease a bread pan with cooking spray
  3. Pour the beer batter into the bread pan and bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and use your hand to spread the butter over the warm surface of the baked beer bread
  4. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Serve topped with butter and cheese. Enjoy!

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Hannah Garfield
This is a fantastic tasting beer bread recipe. Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5.00

April Fields
Super easy beer bread recipe and so tasty. I am speechless. 5.00

Nathan Sual
This beer bread recipe is so easy my children can make it. I actual fact, I bake the bread and they eat everything. Unbelievable. 😁❤️ 5.00

Norman Salinder
Easy and delicious beer bread recipe. If anyone is reading this, do not hesitate, try this recipe today. You will love every bite. 5.00

Ans Small
What a fantastic beer bread recipe. My children love it and prefer this beer bread over any other bread. They have no need to beg me to bake this beer bread. I do it with pleasure since it is so easy and I can tell how good it is from the smiles on their faces. 👶🧒🍞🥖 5.00

Sandra Hind
I am really happy to have landed on your website. This beer bread recipe is the best thing since sliced bread. Catch my drift? 🤣🍞🥖 5.00

Anna Holmes
This beer bread recipe is by far the best one I have ever tried. Thanks for all the tips and advice and I can agree, using real beer makes a difference. The beer bread tastes so fresh and crispy. My husband loves it with strawberry jam. 5.00

Paul Newman
This is a great beer bread recipe. I own a bakery on the west coast and always sell beer bread over the festive season. Thanks to your recipe, I almost double my profits. It is a great recipe to try at home and earn an income from baking. 5.00

Leila Nottingham
My husband fell in love with me all over again after I baked him this bear bread on his birthday. This is a must try beer bread recipe. 5.00

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