Tuesday, April 17, 2012


When I posted I had made chili and beer bread, I was asked for the beer bread recipe. Beer bread is very easy. It does call for self rising flour and if you don't have that, you can easily make it and use in the recipe.

Plain Beer Bread is

3 C self rising flour
1/2 C sugar
12  oz beer
3 tbs butter

The kind of beer you use can make a huge difference in taste, I like you lagers.

Mix the flour and sugar and pour into the beer, mix only well enough to get it in a batter, do not overwork it. Put it in a greased loaf pan and melt the 3 tbs butter and pour over the top. Bake at 375 for 50-55 minutes.

One of my favorite variations is Salsa Beer Bread--

3 C self rising flour
1/2 C sugar
2 tsp cajun or salsa seasoning
1 C shreeded cheddar cheese
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/2 C water
3 tbs butter

Combine first 6 ingredients.
Spread in a 9x13 greased baking pan
drizzle with the leted butter and bake @ 375 for 40-45 min.


3/4 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt.

mix and sift together and use in place of self rising flour. You may need to increase it if you need more of course.


  1. The Salsa Beer Bread doesn't have any beer?

  2. Correct. The diced tomatoes are the liquid for the bread.