Adapted from THE PERFECT MIX by Diane Phillips
Beer Bread Mix
Makes 1 loaf
This is one of our favorite recipes and is perfect for gift giving. Easy to make and versatile, Beer Bread does not require rising time and, with a few added ingredients, the flavor of this bread changes. Just add a can of beer - hence the name - to the mixture and it is all set to go. Beer adds a nice yeasty flavor but unflavored seltzer can be substituted. Include a bottle of beer or seltzer along with the Beer Bread Mix, which can be packaged in an airtight container or bag.
3 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients. Whisk together until the sugar is distributed in the flour. Place the mix in an airtight jar or plastic. bag.
Beer Bread Recipe
Makes 1 loaf
1 package Beer Bread Mix
1 12-ounce can beer or 1 12-ounce bottle unflavored seltzer
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Beer Bread Mix with the beer or seltzer, beating the mixture with a wooden spoon. The batter will be lumpy. Place the batter into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted margarine or butter over the top of the batter. Bake for 60 minutes. Remove from oven and remove bread from pan. Allow to cool 30-40 minutes and serve warm.
Dilly Beer Bread: Follow above recipe but add 2 tablespoons dried dillweed, or 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill. Add when blending the ingredients.
Cheesy Beer Bread: Follow above recipe but add 1 cup grated Cheddar or Swiss cheese and 4 shakes of hot pepper sauce. Add when blending the ingredients.
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