This recipe, which is slightly adapted from the Food Network, is beyond easy. Seriously, only FOUR ingredients! I made several loaves of this bread as gifts for our neighbors at Christmas. I had one neighbor tell me that she inhaled the entire loaf in one day!
The flavor of the bread is greatly influenced by the beer you use. I like to use lighter, sweeter tasting beers, such as Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss.
3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
12 oz. beer
2 tbsp. melted MSPI-friendly margarine, optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and beer and mix well. The mixture should be sticky. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. At the last 3 minutes of baking, remove from oven, brush the top of the loaf with margarine and return to oven.
Tip: Don't have self-rising flour on hand? Then substitute 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt.
Quick Start with MSPI Mama: This is one of my Quick Start recipes, but make sure you leave off the margarine.