Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recipe: Beer bread with spicy cheese dip.


This is a recipe for a very basic beer bread that goes well with practically anything and everything. I made some to take to our family Easter at the park on Saturday and I whipped up a really quick cheese dip to go with it. It was completely devoured in less than 20 minutes!


3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 12oz can beer (or soda) of your choice, I used Miller Lite*


3 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 12oz can beer (or soda) of your choice, I used Miller Lite*

*Keep in mind flavored beers/sodas will produce slightly different flavors of bread.

Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add beer to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Batter will be sticky and may have small lumps, that's OK!
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake 50-55 minutes until top is golden and pulls away from sides.

Optional: Just a few minutes before bread is finished, pour 3 tbsp melted butter over top and replace in oven to finish baking.

Cheese Dip:

1 block cream cheese
1/2 cup nacho cheese sauce
1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
2 tbsp chopped green onions

Melt a block of cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl (heat 15 seconds, stir, repeat until completely melted). Mix in nacho cheese sauce until completely combined. Stir in cayenne pepper, garlic powder and green onions. Best served warm or at room temperature.


  1. Can this recipe be used in a bread maker?

  2. Carol, the recipe as is will not work in a bread maker. You would need a recipe that calls for yeast. I do believe you can replace the baking powder in the recipe with 1 packet (1 tbsp) of active dry yeast and keep the rest as is though. Let me know if you try it :)

  3. We have a multipurpose rice cooker that can also make bread! I've never used the feature though... I will try your recipe and let you know ;-)



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