Here we have a White, and a Brown, Beer bread

Tried and tested.

If using a mixer best to use normal whisks rather than the dough hook as it gets more air into the mix.

Easy Beer Bread

1 hour 10 min

Beer bread is a quick bread - the taste will vary depending on what type of beer you use.


375g (13 oz) self raising flour

3 tablespoons caster sugar

330ml (12 fl oz) beer can or bottle – but a live beer is best


Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Add beer and continue to mix, first using a wooden spoon, then your hands. Batter will be sticky. Pour into a 23x12cm (9x5 in) greased loaf tin.

Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 50 for 60 minutes. The top will be crunchy, and the insides will be soft.


Wholemeal Beer Bread

1 hour

Remember that the flavour of the bread will change depending on the type of beer you use.


200g (7 oz) plain flour

175g (6 oz) wholemeal flour

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

1 (330ml) can or bottle beer (a live beer is best if available)


Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr

Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.

In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. Scrape dough into prepared loaf tin.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cocktail stick inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.