This is my favorite “when company is coming over” recipe. Not only is it super easy, it also fills the kitchen with the most amazing aroma. And it’s a nice complement to any meal.
3 Cups of SELF-RISING Flour
3 TBS of Sugar
1 Bottle or Can of Room Temperature Beer (Lighter beer will give your bread a milder flavor, darker, more robust flavor and apple or fruit infused beer will accordingly give your bread a fruitier flavor- experimenting to find your favorite is part of the fun! You can also add optional ingredients such as shredded cheese, garlic, herbs, etc.)
1/2 to 1 Full Stick of Butter
1 loaf pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour and sugar. Add beer and stir until all dry ingredients are moistened forming a wet dough. Turn the dough into a loaf pan that has been prepared with non-stick spray or oiled and dusted.
Bake for about 1 hour or until the top is lightly browned and produces a hollow sound if tapped. (Time will vary depending on your oven.) Remove from the oven and immediately coat the entire top with butter (it’s okay if it runs down the sides too).
Cover the hot, buttered loaf with aluminum foil and wait at least 15 minutes for the crust to become soft enough slice.
Remove loaf from pan and slice along the side of the loaf with a serrated bread knife to prevent breaking the top. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Add a bit more flour for a denser loaf…perfect for slicing for toast.