2tablespoonschopped fresh dill Or substitute 2 tsp dried dill.
1cupgrated cheddar cheese Use any other cheese you like.
12ouncesbeer Use part water if needed.
Optional glaze: 1 egg and 2 teaspoon water, beaten
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, dill, and cheddar in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in beer and mix just until combined. Batter will be thick.
Spread in a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan, brush with egg glaze if desired, and bake until golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool 10 more minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Garlic and Herb: Eliminate the dill. Add 1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary, oregano, thyme and garlic powder to the basic mix.Rosemary and Feta: Eliminate the dill and cheddar. Add 2 teaspoon dried rosemary and 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces) to the basic mix.Italian: Eliminate the dill and cheddar. Add 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and garlic powder and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to the basic mix.
Beer Bread and Variations
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.