Yes, you can make a hearty flavorful loaf of bread with just four simple ingredients. And this Cheddar Beer Bread is great alongside so many meals and makes great sandwiches with leftovers.
As you can guess, two of the ingredients are cheese and beer. Use any beer and cheese you want here. I “stole” a good Mexican beer from my husband’s end of the semester celebratory 6 pack. Thanks, Honey! And I opted for cheddar because I think it pairs nicely with the beer. And, it’s what I had on hand… Yes, I say that on the blog a lot.
The other two ingredients are self-rising flour and sugar. If you don’t have self-rising flour then you need to up your ingredient count by two and add in some baking powder and salt. And you’ll need an extra 10-20 seconds to measure and mix them in. I think you can handle it. And yes, you need a little sugar to help the rise and more importantly for color.
After about 45 minutes in the oven this is the result. Cheese inside and cheese on top, sigh!
I served this with a roast beef and then enjoyed it the next day as a roast beef sandwich. I think it would be great with your next barbecue (hint Father’s Day is coming up) or a hearty soup or stew in winter time.
Would I serve it to kids? Stop laughing Europeans, Americans get hung up on this concept. The alcohol content actually ends up being quite minimal once it is baked (about 1% per slice if my calculations are correct). They aren’t going to get drunk off a slice or two. Besides, once you take a bite you might not want to share it with them.
Until next time, happy eating.