And that includes the salt.
I was never, ever, planning on posting this bread and not because it is not amazingly delicious.
Because I promise you this bread will rock your world. So much so that you may be making it once a week from here on out. It’s just that good and by far the easiest thing I make. Without a doubt.
The only reason I was not going to post this recipe is because it is embarrassingly easy. One bowl, five-minute prep – tops (seriously tops) and five ingredients that I honestly think most everyone always has on hand.
Flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt and beer.
That’s it you guys and like I already said, it is honestly one of the best breads you will ever have.
Today is the day I am giving in and showing you guys one of my most requested recipes.
I am not lying, I make a lot of food (A LOT). Actually, I make so much food that typically we have two or three freshly baked desserts lying around on any given day. You would think I would give them away, but I can’t. By the time I am done shooting them and by the time my family has gotten their hands on the treats, it looks like an animal got to them.
In all fairness, I do a number on them while photographing, but my family kind of destroys them. Some people pick off their favorite parts first, some people go straight for the middle and some people dump the containers up side down, shake um side to side and do a little dance well they’re at it.
My mom actually asked me if I had anything for her to take to this things she had last night and I was like, seriously? Sure, if you want to take the bars and that cake that looks like animals got to it. Yeah, she passed.
But anyway, I make a lot of food. Sweets, breads, savory dinners, snacks, drinks – a lot, and this bread is one of the most recurring things on our dinner table. I mean, we are having it again tonight.
It is good enough that I make it when we have people over, bring it with me if we ever actually go anywhere (which is never, but I would) and have even made it on Thanksgiving and Christmas. People love this bread, love, love, love it.
It actually still amazes me how much people love it and how incredibly easy it is. It’s just plain bazar.
If you are scared of homemade bread, this is the bread to make. You can’t mess it up. Ok, well I am sure if you added way too much baking powder, dumped in tablespoons of salt or maybe accidentally grabbed the powdered sugar instead of the flour. Yeah, in that case I think it would be bad.
But I don’t think that is going to happen.
I like this bread paired best with homemade chili or gumbo, but it’s so good aside a roasted chicken, grilled steak or even leftover for breakfast. I am telling you, this is your new favorite bread. Trust me!
5 Ingredient Beer Bread
Yields: 1 loaf
- 3 cups flour
- 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
- 12 ounces of you favorite beer (for this one I used pumpkin ale)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and stir with a mixing spoon until just combined. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly browned and the middle is set.
Allow to sit 15 minutes before serving.
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 50 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour
Oh and DON’T skimp on the butter. It is a must!