Yeast Beer Bread

Beer Bread

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Prep: 105 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 1 loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
284 Calories
2g Fat
54g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 284
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Have you ever baked with beer? Don't worry. It is really easy to do and doesn't require any additional or unusual steps. This one loaf beer bread recipe is a beginner’s bread. It uses only one cup of the beer of your choice and has a lovely beer flavor after it’s baked. It is great for snacking, football game munchies, and for dipping into a bowl of chili.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, mix water and yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

  3. In a large bowl, add beer, cream cheese, sugar, and salt. Pour in yeast and stir.

  4. Mix in 2 1/2 cups flour. Turn out onto a floured board and knead in remaining 1/2 cup of flour until dough is soft and smooth.

  5. Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough so that top is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until doubled in size.

  6. Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 1 minute.

  7. Preheat oven 375 F. Form dough into 1 loaf. Put into buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.

  8. Score dough by cutting 3 slashes across top with a sharp knife.

  9. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or dish towel.

Recipe Variations

Like all bread recipes, there are things you can do to alter the ingredients and make a beer bread that is suitable for your diet.

  • First, never use tap water to make your yeast bread. Tap water can sometimes contain chlorine and that will kill off the yeast. If your water goes through a water softener, that too will kill off the yeast. Always use bottled water or fresh well water for bread baking.
  • You can use any kind of beer for this recipe.
  • If you are vegan, you can use vegan cream cheese in this recipe like Daiya cream cheese.
  • You can use any type of sugar in this recipe. You can also replace the sugar with honey. If you are vegan, you can use coconut sugar.

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