Sweet Beer Bread

Make this easy, flavorful bread recipe to pair with an appetizing dip or a hearty bowl of soup. If you like cheese, be sure to check out the Cheddar-Chive variation, below.

Yield: Makes 1 loaf
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer*
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients; pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Pour melted butter over top. Bake 10 more minutes.
  3. *Non-alcoholic or light beer may be substituted.
  4. Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread: Add 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives to dry ingredients. Proceed as directed.
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