Sometimes you want fresh bread but you just don’t want to wait on all that kneading and rising and then kneading and rising again. Sure, you could just buy a loaf of bread, but where is the fun in that? You could buy one of those canned or frozen quick loaves, but who knows what all is in there. The solution? Quick bread.
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Unlike yeast based breads quick breads get their lift from leavening agents like baking powder and/or baking soda. If you start with self rising flour, those are already mixed in so you don’t have to add much. This recipe uses room temperature beer to add both the liquid and some extra lift from the “fizz” in the beer. If you don’t partake in alcohol, you can achieve a similar result using a can of room temperature soda pop. If you go the soda route, I would cut back the sugar to 1 or 2 Tbsp instead of 3.
3 Ingredient Beer Bread
A fast and easy 3 ingredient quick bread. Makes one loaf.
- 3 Cups self rising flour
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 12 oz beer, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl.
- Stir well to combine. It will be a fairly wet dough compared to yeast based breads.
- Scoop dough into a greased loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Cool on rack, then enjoy.
You can substitute 12 oz room temp soda pop if you do not have beer. I would cut back on the sugar if you go this route. 1-2 Tbsp should be plenty with the sugar in the soda.
I whipped up this recipe in my handy dandy Pampered Chef batter bowl. It combines all the functions of a nice sized mixing bowl and a measuring cup. The included lid is a real life saver for storing extra dough or batter in the fridge. Great value for $20.
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