No bread machine, no leaving the dough to rise, only four ingredients and just one hour start to finish. This recipe will work with any beer — just keep in mind that some of the flavors of the beer will transfer to the loaf. Stouts will give you a darker, heavier bread, while beers infused with ingredients like pumpkin, cherry or spices will flavor the bread accordingly. We recommend using a light, cheap, sweet beer like PBR or High Life.
3 cups self–rising flour
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 (12–ounce) can of beer
1/4 cup of melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3–inch loaf pan.
2. Combine dry ingredients with the beer and mix well. Make sure to sift the flour — this will keep your bread from getting hard like a biscuit.
3. Pour dough into prepared loaf pan and top with melted butter. Those who want to cut calories can omit the butter (Ed. Note: But butter equals joy… ). Bake for 1 hour.
4. Enjoy! You’ll have a soft loaf with a buttery crust that is great accompaniment to stews and soups or even just toasted with butter and jam.