Food & Drink

Beer Bread with Rosemary and Cheddar: A Recipe

by Rebecca McCusker March 23, 2019
ReadBeer Bread with Rosemary and Cheddar: A Recipe Photo by Kate Remmer

Whenever it’s chilly outside, I always have the urge to go in the kitchen and bake. After all, what’s more delicious than freshly baked goods, a roaring fire, and some snowflakes drifting outside?

My recipe of choice is always beer bread, especially in the fall when we have Oktoberfest beers lying around. I like trying out different beers and seeing which ones taste the best. Typically, you can’t go wrong with a full-bodied IPA or a classic hefeweizen.

If you’re looking for a fresh springtime twist on this classic recipe, I suggest adding cheddar and rosemary. The cheddar gives the bread a savory boost, and the rosemary adds a fragrant spice that makes it perfect for the first chilly days of spring.

Beer Bread with Rosemary and Cheddar

This recipe makes one 9 x 9 pan of bread and takes about one hour.

3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
1 can beer (I prefer to use an IPA)
¼ cup melted butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tbsp fresh rosemary

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cheddar, and rosemary. Create a well in the center and pour in the beer. Whisk all the ingredients together until the batter is smooth.

Melt butter in the microwave.

Meanwhile, pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Once melted, pour butter over mixture.

Bake for one hour.

After baking, allow bread to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pan.

Level up your next baking experience with products from our Kitchen category.

MORE IN Food & Drink

ReadHow to Make an Incredible Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make an Incredible Cold Brew Coffee

by Rebecca McCusker

When most of us wake up in the morning, we want a healthy dose of caffeine to give us a jump...

ReadThrow a Japanese-Style Tabletop Barbecue

Throw a Japanese-Style Tabletop Barbecue

by Rebecca McCusker

Whenever my husband and I visit our friends Micah and Ayumi in their charming yellow house in...

ReadIt’s Time to Experience a New Kind of Coffee

It’s Time to Experience a New Kind of Coffee

by Dani Howell

I’ve been pretty passionate about coffee for a few years now. I’m always on the hunt for new...