OK, are you stuck on the Minnesota cutting board? It’s cute, right? Once a Minnesota girl always a Minnesota girl, that’s what I say! OK lets look past the adorable cutting board to the delicious bread sitting on it! This is one of the easiest “quick bread” recipes I’ve found! You can definitely replace the beer with soda and yeast or even water and yeast! The most important part of this recipe is that you sift the flour! You can do this using a flour sifter, metal strainer or even a slotted spoon! If you do not sift the flour your bread will be very dense and heavy! The other option with this bread is to mix the butter into the batter which creates a softer bread. Pouring the butter over the top creates a buttery crispy crust. I love this bread as a side for just about anything… With yummy salad season approaching this is a fun bread to accompany your greens. It’s also great in the winter with soup or chili! ENJOY!
- 3 cups flour ( sifted- very important)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer (see directions for other options)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift the flour through a sifter or even a metal strainer- even a slotted spoon! This is very important so that your bread is not too dense!
- Mix dry ingredients and beer.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan.
- Pour melted butter over mixture. (If you’d like softer bread versus a crispy crust, mix the butter into the batter)
- Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.
- If you do not have or want to use BEER you can use 2 teaspoons yeast and a can of soda or other liquid 🙂
- If your bread tastes like a heavy brick, most likely it’s because the flour wasn’t sifted correctly!