This is a very easy recipe. Incredibly easy! And tasty! And perfect for anytime of year! We’re obsessed now. Beer bread is a perfect place to start if you’re just getting into baking- or if you’re an experienced baker who wants to make something quick and easy. This recipe uses our pancake mix as a base. While we list our recipe below, feel free to experiment by using different cheese, or adding herbs. If you like a kick, add some jalapeno, or try a really savory style and add some black pepper and Parmesan. It leaves you with a fluffy light bread that is very versatile.
3 Cups of Polly’s Plain Pancake Mix
4 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
1 bottle of Beer** (scroll to bottom to see suggestions)
3/4 Cup of Harman’s Sharp Cheddar (Shredded) (or whatever kind of cheese you prefer, or no cheese at all!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together the butter, pancake mix, and beer, stir until roughly combined.
Add a 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (leaving aside the 1/4 cup to top with) and gently mix it throughout the dough.
Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. When the top is starting to brown, about 45 minutes into baking, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the loaf.
Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese on top is lightly golden brown.
Remove from oven, let cool. Turn out of loaf pan and enjoy!
**We used an IPA. However, experiment and see what suits your tastes buds. A beer with a stronger flavor will impart more beer flavor. We generally stick to light colored beers, IPA’s, Ales, Lagers, Pilsners, etc- but try whatever you want! Let us know if you discover anything you REALLY love!