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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lunchbox Bakes – Beer Bread

Beer Bread (2)
Beer bread is my new favourite thing.  I made some on the long weekend, I made a couple of loaves actually.  It is super quick and easy to make and it tastes amazing.  Living with two guys there is always beer in our fridge, which I’ve decided they now need to share with me (I don’t really drink beer) so I can make more bread.  I made one loaf using Export Gold beer and another using Monteiths Golden Larger – the Montheiths beer rose a little higher, but was much the same consistency.  The bread is topped with cheese and sunflower seeds which add a beautiful crunch and texture.  I think this bread would make the perfect accompaniment to summer barbeques.

Serves 6 – 8

3 cups self raising flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
450ml lager, chilled
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup grated tasty cheese

Preheat the oven to 200°C.  Grease and line a 7cm deep, 10cm x 26cm loaf tin.
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl.  Pour in the beer and stir until just combined.  Pour into the prepared tin.  Sprinkle the cheese and sunflower seeds over the top.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.  Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.

Beer Bread 2
It was a nice day outside when I baked this bread, so I used some of it to make ham and egg sandwiches and went on a picnic with Simon.  We ate more of it later with homemade pumpkin soup for dinner.
What did you get up to over Queen’s Birthday Weekend?  I hope you had a great break!

Beer Bread3



  1. Am loving your blog! Or though proving dangerous with all the yummy recipes to try out! Have got a loaf of beer bread in the oven to have with our fish pie for dinner tonight. I have topped mine with some Parmesan and Italian herbs as didn't have any sunflower seeds. Smells good. I did notice that you mention salt in the method but it's not in the ingredients list - unless I'm blind. Can't wait for the next lot of recipes! Lisette

    1. Sorry, the recipe was supposed to have 1 teaspoon of salt. I hope your bread still turned out ok!

  2. Yip it did thanks! I just added half a teaspoon and still come out ok. Hubby thought I was a great housewife when he got home tonight!

  3. Bread looks amazing and such an easy recipe, can't wait to try it out!

  4. ok....Tonight we used the beer bread as a pizza base. Sooooo yummy. (with home made sauce and sausages, cheese & bbq sause on top..

    What coule be better that Sausage beer bread pizza!!