St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Beer Bread

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided I wanted to make a beer bread. Having never made it before and finding a myriad of recipes online, I decided to put the question out into the Twitterdom. One of my Twitter buds, the Novice Chef, happily sent me her recipe. I made a couple of tweeks (made a bit of a smaller batch, left out the butter) and it was DELICIOUS. I should have made a loaf for each person :). It’s so quick and easy to put together, but people will think you slaved for hours kneading, letting it rise, etc. Thanks @TheNoviceChef!

And stay tuned for the rest of the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party recipes!

Note: This recipe is not gluten free; I am being tested for Celiac Disease in a few weeks and have unfortunately had to reintroduce gluten into my diet for an accurate result.

Beer Bread


2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp + pinch salt
11 ounces of beer (1 + 1/3 cups; I used a Belgian ale)


  1. Sift together dry ingredients. Add beer and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined (dough will be a bit sticky).
  2. Transfer dough into greased 8-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until the bread has risen and it sounds/feels hollow when you tap the bottom.

The cost: $2.00ish

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