I was inspired to make beer bread when I accidentally knocked the cap off of a beer bottle early in the day. I put plastic wrap over it and decided it would not go to waste, I could make beer bread. I think I've made beer bread before but it's been so long that I don't remember. I will be making this more often, we all loved it! I had it for a mid-morning snack with a little butter. This recipe was so simple but the flavors of the beer and the cheese are really there. I think you could easily make these into muffins or drop biscuits. Use your choice of cheese, cheddar would be awesome and use whatever beer you have handy, I used Moose Head, it's my favorite. I can't wait until supper, I am going to use it for grilled cheese sandwiches maybe along side some tomato soup, now doesn't that sound good?
Colby-Jack Beer Bread
3 cups self-rising flour *substitution for using all purpose flour below
⅓ cup sugar
2 cups colby-jack cheese, shredded
¼ cup butter, melted
12 oz beer
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, and cheese stirring to combine. Add melted butter and beer and stir just until combined. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes to one hour. Remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool. Slice and serve with butter.
*I often forget to buy self-rising flour. You can use 3 cups of all purpose flour plus 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder and ⅜ teaspoon salt.