Quarantine Life recipe: beer bread

This beer bread recipe came from my daughter. It is ridiculously simple and utterly delicious. No yeast, no kneading, no rise. Just mix the ingredients together, pour on the butter, and bake.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup suger
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. beer
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 5×9 bread pan with non-stick spray or your favorite substitute.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until well distributed. Add the beer and mix.

Pour the batter into the bread pan.  Just before putting it in the oven, pour the melted butter over the bread dough.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour. Remove the loaf from the bread pan and let cool on a rack.


Notes and tips:

  • Darker beers, like porters and stouts, work really well in this recipe. I’ve had less success with ales and lagers, but experiment until you find the ones that you like best.
  • Remember to take it out of the bread pan to cool after baking, otherwise steam gets trapped and the bread will get soggy.