Most quick breads taste like biscuits to me, and I’m ok with that. This one is no exception, especially in all it’s buttery goodness. It takes exactly one hour from start to finish and you likely have every ingredient in your pantry already.
With beer being one of the main flavors in this bread, I’d recommend using a good one that you like to drink. You will taste it!
And just one more thing – this bread is best eaten as soon as it’s made, just like a biscuit is. So slather it with your good jams or some more butter and eat it while it’s hot!
Honey Beer Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) good beer
- 4 tablespoons (half stick) butter, divided (2 tablespoons melted, 2 tablespoons diced)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch bread pan with butter, not cooking spray or oil (don’t skip this step!).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Slowly pour the beer and honey into the flour mixture, and stir until combined.
- Pour the melted butter into the bottom of the loaf pan, and spread it around evenly. Then add the batter to the pan in an even layer, and add the diced pieces of butter evenly on top of the batter.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes (mine took exactly 45 minutes), until the top of the bread is golden brown and a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately. Enjoy!