Beer bread recipe: Quick, easy and oh, so tasty

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This easy beer bread recipe calls for only four ingredients: beer, self-raising flour, butter and sugar. It’s fail proof and one of the best bread recipes around.

This bread is great for everyday dinner, and especially delightful when entertaining.


  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups beer


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly grease a 23 cm x 12 cm loaf pan. Mix the flour, sugar, four tablespoons of the melted butter and the beer, stirring until smooth. There will be some small lumps.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter on the surface.
  • Bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  • Remove the bread from the oven. After five minutes, turn it out onto a rack to cool.
  • Wait until the bread cools completely before slicing. Serve with your favourite preserves or jam.

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Low Bee Yinn is a food blogger and cookbook author.