I freely admit that I live under a rock. My husband and kids can tell you (as well as a few friends), I love to snuggle in at home with my recorded shows on the DVR, a rented movie, a good book (usually a cookbook) or a magazine (usually a cooking magazine). I enjoy being home with my family whether we are all playing a game, or just enjoying being home and not necessarily doing any organized activity. Just being! I like the feeling of being HOME. So if you're wondering where I'm going with this, it is to show you that I really do live under a rock. So maybe you have this recipe and have been making it for years. Well I didn't. I have spent a small fortune over the years purchasing a well known beer bread mix that I would bring home and mix with a can of my own beer. So when I saw a dear friend post on Facebook that she had beer bread in the oven and the house smelled fantastic, naturally I asked her if it was this mix. Well it wasn't! She gave me this recipe and it changed my life. Now I know that sounds shallow, but it really did. It has also saved me some serious money. If you are familiar with this yummy bread recipe I am happy for you, and if not you may be living under a rock like me!
Those of you who have read some of my previous posts already know that I am not the baker in this partnership I have with Julie. This is reason number two this recipe changed my life. I love that I can now make bread that is delicious, that doesn't need to rise or have to be kneaded for several minutes. My kind of bread recipe! I can now say I am a bread baker, sort of. On a side note, for those of you who are now worried about my lack of a social life...my New Year's resolution was to make time with girlfriends. I made it to Bunco in January and have plans to attend this month as well!
3 cups self-rising flour (Be sure to use self-rising, NOT all-purpose.)
1/2 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) beer, you choose the flavor (minus a sip or two, I won't tell!)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl mix the self rising flour, sugar and beer. The dough will be quite sticky. Put the mixture in a well greased loaf pan. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 1 hour. When there is about 10 minutes left begin basting the top of the bread with the melted butter. I usually baste a couple of times.