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Beer bread is, without a doubt, the shortcut to end all shortcuts. There's no need to activate any yeast, no rise time, and it requires shockingly few ingredients. It almost seems like cheating. How could it possibly get any easier, you ask? Enter: Homemade Bisquick. Our all-purpose baking mix, which you can mix up in mere minutes, cuts down on ingredients and time. Of course, you can always use store-bought Bisquick. We won't tell. We used rosemary, garlic, and a few other herbs and spices to amp up the flavor a bit (OK, a lot—this bread packs a garlicky punch), but you can make your beer bread experience as simple or as complex as you like. Feel free to customize this recipe with Cheddar cheese, onions, jalapenos, or anything else you have laying around your kitchen.


Credit: Corey Williams

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
12 (1/2-inch thick) slices


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Set aside. 

  • Stir together Homemade Bisquick, sugar, dried rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Add beer and stir until smooth. 

  • Pour beer mixture into loaf pan. Bake until golden-brown, about 50 minutes. 

  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons (melted) butter. Transfer to wire rack and garnish with fresh rosemary. Let cool another 15 minutes before slicing.