Honey Beer Bread

When I find a good recipe on another food blog, I’m always a little hesitant about how to present it on my blog. I ALWAYS give credit to the blogger who introduces me to the recipe so that’s not a problem. But I ask myself sometimes, is there really any point in my re-posting this?

And then it happens, the website you have bookmarked for a great recipe disappears. Poof! Gone. And there goes the recipe that you’ve hung on to for so long. Makes you realize why people still use index cards and recipes boxes, huh?

Such was the case with this recipe for Honey Beer Bread. I found it, made it several times, loved it but then recently discovered that the link I had for it was now broken. The blog where I found it is no more. Luckily, I had copied and pasted it into a word document.

On to the recipe…this is incredibly simple to make. There are several mixes on the market where all you add is beer and butter but honestly, this bread is so much better. And still very easy to make. We don’t keep beer in the house so I confess to having had to dash into a gas station to buy a single on occasion when I’ve made this.

I’ve also discovered that you can make some pretty decadent French Toast with this bread.

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Honey Beer Bread

3 cups All-purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 can Beer, 12 Ounce Can
¼ cups Unsalted Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9″x5″x3″ loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (Microwave the honey for 5 to 10 seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in).

Pour half of the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Use a pastry brush to spread it around.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean

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