The Fall bug has officially bit me. I have so much energy for Fall fun it is a little crazy. I was so excited to start baking this weekend and I decided the Honey Beer Bread from Gimme Some Oven was going to be my first project from my Fall Bucket List. I love the smell of baking bread and since I was making a bunch of other things I thought this bread was perfect to try since there was no “yeast” and rise times. This was a mix, pour, bake type of bread. Please note that different beers will end in different results so if you have issues try a different beer.
Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour ~ 2 Tbsp. sugar ~ 1 Tbsp. baking powder ~1 tsp. salt ~ 2 Tbsp. honey ~ 1 _12oz) bottle beer (I used Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy) ~ 1 Stick of Butter, melted ~ Herb Mix: 1 Tsp Basil ~ 1 Tsp Rosemary ~ 1 Tsp Dill ~ 1 Tsp Sage
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan with Pam cooking spray or butter. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and herbs.
Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (Warm the honey in the microwave for about 20 seconds so its easier to stir in!)
Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.
I originally tried a piece with butter but it wasn’t as good as with a little EVOO and some onion powder mixed together. I also made a version of this bread with 2-1/2 TBSP of Cinnamon and replaced the 2 TBSP Sugar with 1/2 cup of sugar. All other ingredients were the same.
I will be making all sorts of homemade bread this fall but this one was a different one than others I have tried and is worth a try!