Bread. Milk. Eggs. Pickles.
These are the clear staples to any proper home kitchen.
(Ok, so you may not agree on the pickles part, but really.. have you even tried our pickle martini recipe?)
Never before this point in my life had I ever attempted to make bread on my own. The idea just seemed like crazy talk.
I mean – Bread is just something that you can only buy at the store, and couldn’t possibly be broken down into any simpler parts and made at home… right?!
The times in my life where I can recall seeing fresh bread being made at home was when my mother would use her fancy-pantsy bread making machine. But have you seen these things? They make the process of making bread seem like a complicated endeavor that only expensive high-tech machinery could ever complete.
Au contraire, my friend – this notion couldn’t be further from the truth.
Baking bread, I’ve found, is one of the simplest and most satisfying kitchen acts that I’ve ever completed.
I believe the satisfaction of making this beer bread specifically comes from the fact that it isn’t complicated at all to conquer. There’s a beauty to be found in the simplicity of it all, as can be said for baking any type of bread at home.
And oh my gosh, y’all – the smell. Baking bread fills your entire home with the scent of a corner bakery.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to experience the scent before, then just trust me – you will be in looooove. 😍
This specific beer bread I’ve only created twice before, the first time being when I wanted to try out bread baking for the first time, but didn’t want to start with anything too complicated.
Also – it’s made with beer. What else could you really want?
The second time I created this beer bread was when our pantry at home had become embarrassingly barren. All I was craving, more than anything else in the world, was one of my Morningstar buffalo chicken burgers. I had all the proper ingredients, but alas – no bread.
Did I run out to the store? No. Did I pester my boyfriend incessantly to stop by the grocer on the way home? Nope.
I simply got up, grabbed some flour, and MADE MYSELF SOME DANG BREAD!
I felt like a freaking kitchen MacGyver, y’all.
Anyways, back to this super easy beer bread recipe – it’s delicious, and only 3 ingredients. Three! When’s the last time you were able to bake something delicious with only 3 ingredients?
The best part of this beer bread, in my opinion, is that you can use any beer at all! Just pick your favorite stout, ale, lager, whatever! The choice is totally yours.
But be aware – the flavor of whichever beer you choose definitely comes through in this beer bread, which can be both a good and a bad thing. My favorite beer to use so far has been Shiner Bock, so feel free to start there if it’s your first time with beer bread.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous though, definitely use whichever beer is your favorite! I’d just suggest to skip anything those choclately or fruity types. Unless, of course, chocolate fruit beer bread sounds good to you.
But hey! It’s all up to you what beer you use in this easy beer bread recipe. And that’s the true beauty of this bread – just have fun, experiment, and make it yours.😉