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- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces beer, warm is better
- 3¾ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 to 4 Tablespoons honey (amount depends on your desire for sweetness)
- Oil to line bread pan
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan
- Mix flour, salt, and baking powder and stir together well.
- Combine dry ingredients with beer and honey.
- Stir together until well mixed.
- Add more flour if necessary to make a good consistency.
- Spread batter in prepared pan.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until browned and a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
- Serve warm.
Tips, Notes and Variations
- Beer with live yeast (bottle-conditioned) and carbonation will make the best rise.
- This bread can have a very hard crust, making it somewhat difficult to slice. One thing that works well is to begin by dividing the loaf lengthwise, then turning each half loaf onto the newly formed flat side and cutting neat smaller (half-sized) slices.
- Darker beers, such as porter and stout, will produce darker breads. Subsequently, lighter beers, such as Pilsner and lager, will produce lighter breads.
- If self-raising flour is used instead of all-purpose flour, the salt and baking powder may be omitted.