This 1-loaf beer bread recipe is a beginner’s bread. It uses only one cup of the beer of your choice and has a lovely beer flavor after it’s baked. It’s great for snacking, football game munchies, and for dipping into a bowl of chili.
Prep Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 cup beer, room temperature
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- In small bowl, mix water and yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.
- In large bowl, add beer, cream cheese, sugar, and salt. Pour in yeast and stir.
- Mix in 2-1/2 cups flour. Turn out onto floured board and knead in the remaining half cup of flour or until the dough is soft and smooth.
- Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough so that the top is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.
- Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 1 minute.
- Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
- Form dough into 1 loaf. Put into buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.
- Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or dishtowel.