What is one of your favorite smells in the kitchen? There is always that one baking smell that leaves you counting down with the timer, at least in my kitchen!
My “ultimate” baking smell is the smell of fresh bread baking. It’s simply an irresistible smell for me that leaves me drooling at the front of the oven counting the seconds. This Cheddar Beer Bread falls into that fresh baked bread category. Can’t you just picture me drooling now?
One thing I like about this Cheddar Beer Bread is that it makes for a unique dinner bread that you can easily serve at home. It doesn’t require any time to rise which is wonderful.
I try to think ahead of dinner time, but I don’t always do well with sticking to a meal plan. Often times, homemade bread or rolls don’t have time to make it to the dinner table when I start planning at 4 o’clock. And guess what? Cheddar Beer Bread is the perfect solution to my busy life woes.
Cheddar Beer Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2-3 tbs sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 12-ounce bottle of beer
- 4 tbs butter, softened
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Grease a 9x5" loaf pan with half of of the butter.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Add cheese and stir with a spoon.
- Make a well in the center & pour in the beer.
- Mix with a spoon until it's just combined. Do not over mix.
- Spoon into the prepared loaf pan.
- Rub the top with remaining butter.
- Bake for 55-55 minutes or the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool 10 minutes, turn it out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for 15-20 more minutes before slicing.
- Tips: Use any kind of cheese or beer, or omit the cheese all together!
Do you try and have a bread side dish often for dinner?