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Beer BreadYes, you heard it right.  Buttery honey beer bread with a homemade honey butter.  And yes, it was delicious as it sounds.  In fact, it was consumed in its entirety in under 2 hours.  Sorry we’re not sorry.  It was just that good! What I loved most about this recipe was that the bread had a crunchy outside and a more dense but soft and mildly chewy center.  I love me some texture in my bread!

Anyways, this was perfect and I will definitely be making it again. Technically you don’t have to make the honey butter for it but it would be a sin if you didn’t.  Just saying.

Honey Beer Bread with Honey Butter

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What you’ll need:

For the beer bread:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup bread flour (you can use all-purpose if you don’t have any)
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 1 bottle (12 ounce) your favorite beer
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

For the honey butter:

  • 8 tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

What to do:

  • To make the beer bread – preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the honey and beer and mix until just combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Evenly pour the melted butter over the top of the batter.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any butter that may drip from the pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is golden brown.
  • To make the honey butter – in a small bowl add the butter. Add in the honey and salt. Mix until well combined. (Feel free to adjust the amount of honey and salt to your own taste.)