Honey Beer Bread

Bread recipes are fun to make.  There are so many different bread variations and flavor combination possibilities are endless.  It would be hard for me to pick a favorite bread recipe.  However, this bread recipe would be a close first place contender.  It is a no kneed bread recipe, which I tend to prefer since it is easy, quick and foolproof.

This recipe makes 1 loaf of beer bread.  The type of beer you use in the recipe can alter the flavor of the finished bread.  I prefer to use a honey inspired beer but any beer would do.  It is best to use a full flavored beer instead of a light beer and glass bottled beer works better then canned beer.

Honey Beer Bread

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons honey

1 bottle (12 ounces) beer 

4 tablespoons butter (melted)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Slowly add the beer and honey to the flour mixture.  Stir until combined (do not over mix). The batter will be thick and slightly lumpy, this is fine and is what you want.  

Pour half of the melted butter on the bottom of the loaf pan. Spoon the batter into the pan.  Smooth the top to even out the batter. Pour the rest of the butter over the top of the batter.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with honey over the top.  Cool slightly on a wired cooling rack. 

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