Honey Cheddar Beer Bread
Since the bread is sweetened with honey instead of sugar, the bread will actually stay fresher, longer.
Step 1: Watch the Step-by-step VideoWatch this step-by-step video, or follow the written instructions below.
Step 2: Tools You'll Need
Here are the tools you'll need to successfully make your Honey Cheddar Beer Bread
- 1 bread pan
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 2 microwave safe bowls
- 1 cup measuring cup
- 1/4 cup measuring cup
- 1 tablespoon measuring spoon
- 1 teaspoon measuring spoon
- 1 whisk
- 1 sturdy spatula
- 1 cooling rack
- 1 cheese grater (if you are using pre-grated cheese, this isn't necessary)
Step 3: Prepare Your Ingredients
Before you mix anything, you'll want to measure all ingredients out first. If this is your first time measuring before mixing, you'll be blown away by how much easier baking feels when everything is ready and within arm's reach of the mixing bowl. Plus, nothing is worse than getting halfway through a recipe just to find out you are missing a key ingredient.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 bottle (12 oz.) of your favorite beer (Blue Moon works well)
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted (if you only have salted butter available, you can omit the salt listed above)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Step 4: Grease the Bread Pan
Use a small pad of butter (preferably unsalted) to rub down the entire inside of the bread pan. Be generous with the amount of butter you use. More butter means more flavor and a lesser chance of your bread getting stuck in the pan.
Step 5: Start Mixing
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) until they are evenly distributed.
Place your honey in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. This will make the honey easy to pour and mix with the other ingredients.
While your honey is heating up, crack open your beer and start stirring it into the flour mixture. It will look a bit foamy at first, but this is totally normal. Keep mixing until all of the flour has been incorporated.
Grab your warm honey from the microwave and pour on top of the batter. Mix until incorporated.
Add the grated cheddar cheese to the batter. Mix until incorporated.
Transfer your batter to the greased bread pan and distribute evenly.
Microwave your butter for 35 seconds, and then pour on top of the batter. No need to mix.
Place your bread pan in the pre-heated 350-degree oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. After 40 minutes, with a skewer, check for doneness (stick a skewer into the thickest part of the loaf. If there is no batter clinging to the skewer when you pull it out, your bread is done). If there is batter clinging to the skewer, put the loaf in for an additional 5 minutes and test again. Once your skewer comes out clean remove the bread from the pan and let sit for 1-3 minutes before cutting. Serve immediately.
This is what it will look like right from the oven.
Tastes great with butter and your favorite jam.