May 14, 2012

Beer Bread

Secret Recipe Club
This is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club's Group B!

My assignment this month was Melissa's blog, Smells Like Brownies

Before I visited Melissa's blog, I thought I was in for a lot of sweet treats. Well, I can attest that Melissa's kitchen smells like more than brownies. It also smells like Garlic-Chili-Lime Acorn Sqaush, Boozy Mushroom Ragu, Pan-Seared Citrus Salmon, and, (okay, I have to show you some brownies) Coffee Brownies

Although the Boozy Mushrom Ragu almost made the #1 spot as my recipe choice, I ended up choosing to make Beer Bread for two reasons. One, I seldom make quick breads, so this was something easy and I didn't even have to get my KA out... just mix this up in a bowl with a spatula. Two, (and truth be told, the real reason I chose this recipe) I wanted to make Melissa's grilled cheese sandwich using this bread!
Onions, oregano, Worcestershire, Dijon, and cheese... grilled in a panini press. Don't have one? Use your George Foreman grill! 
This bread smelled so good and has a slightly sweet taste. The grilled cheese was wonderful with a glass of cold beer.

Take a minute to look at all the other scrumptious recipes on the blog hope below! Thanks for two great recipes, Melissa! 

Beer Bread - adapted from here
3 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 oz. beer
1/4 cup butter, melted

Sift all dry ingredients into a medium size bowl. Add beer and stir until well combined. Place dough into a 9x5 loaf pan that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Pour melted butter over the dough. Bake at 375F for one hourDo not preheat oven. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.


  1. Karen, the texture of this bread looks great...I yet have to bake with beer.
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :)

  2. Oh, I love this! It looks so pretty and tasty! Great SRC choice!

  3. Karen, this bread looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing. You are a wonderful baker!


  4. You sure make it look so good Karen!I can almost taste it.

  5. I love everything about this post, especially beer bread with a side of beer!

  6. Wow, this looks like it turned out great! And the texture of your bread looks WAY better than mine, which is usually a bit crumbly. I hope you enjoyed it!

  7. I love this bread! And I lvoe that grilled cheese toast! And I love the photos. Great job for SRC :-)

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched only this Monday. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author's site.

    It's called RecipeNewZ (with Z) -

    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

  8. Mmmm now I need to go make this so I can have a grilled cheese! this looks wonderful!
    Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

  9. Beer bread, grilled cheese and cold truly are a woman after my own heart. Great recipe choice!
    Debby, A Feast for the Eyes

  10. Beer bread grilled cheese just hit two of McGyver's favorite food groups. I'll be making this in the future!

  11. Beer bread is so easy! Its great to give as a "kit" too. Your pics are gorgeous!

    be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

  12. Beautiful bread Karen. Beer bread served with beer? love it. And that grilled cheese looks crazy good.

  13. Sweeet ... thats a lovely loaf of bread.

  14. I just saw your beautiful bread on RecipeNewZ. I must try this recipe - makes me hungry every time I see it :-). Thank you for sharing!

  15. grilled cheese using home made beer bread. you are a genius!

  16. Hi Karen,
    Your Beer Bread looks so good, I would like to try this recipe.
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  17. Karen, that grilled cheese sandwich looks delicious. Yum! The last bread I baked was banana bread. I've never made beer bread. This one looks like a good one to try.

  18. I haven't made beer bread in ages and you have reminded me how good it is, Karen. Making grilled cheese sandwiches with it is such a good idea! Love your SRC choice.

  19. I'm generally always craving grilled cheese but now more than ever!

  20. Nice choice, have bookmarked the recipe, happy SRC!

  21. nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

  22. LOL This would have been great for my grilled cheese sandwich. Printing...:)

  23. How long do you cook it? Help it's in the oven as we speak!

  24. GREAT recipe! I have your recipe on my blog and made sure to put your link on it as well. Will be making this again!!

  25. Thanks Karen! We love this recipe as well we have put this recipe on our blog as well. We were not able to get any good pictures when we cooked this bread do you mind if we use one of your pictures or do you have another picture you can provide? Thanks, Brad


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