· 3 cups flour (sifted)· 3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)· 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)· 1/4 cup sugar· 1 (12 ounce) can beer· 1/2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine)
Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Step 2Mix dry ingredients and beer.Step 3Pour into a greased loaf pan.Step 4Pour melted butter over mixture.Step 5Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.Step 6UPDATED NOTES: This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.Step 7Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.Step 8I have had many email from you kind folks about using non-alcoholic beverages instead of beer. That is fine to do but I highly recommend adding a packet of Dry Active Yeast or 2 teaspoons of Bread (Machine) Yeast so that you get a proper rise.Step 9The final result should be a thick, hearty and very tasteful bread, NOT A BRICK! ;).Step 10Thank you all for the incredibly nice comments and those of you who left a bad review - learn to sift sift SIFT! You will be amazed at the results you get.