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Cheese Bacon Beer Bread Recipe


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Cheese Bacon Beer Bread Recipe

© 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Beer bread is a quick bread, meaning it does not require yeast or rising time. This version kicks it up a notch with the addition of Cheddar cheese, bacon, oregano, and basil. It is the perfect accompaniment to a filling meal next to a hearty soup or stew. Feel free to vary the flavor by substituting your favorite herbs. This bread is best served fresh from the oven. However, if you have any left over, it makes great toast. You may substitute imitation bacon bits or omit the bacon altogether.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed between palms
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup fine-shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits, optional (may substitute imitation bacon bits)
  • 12 ounces beer, at room temperature (NOT light beer)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, optional


Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oregano, and basil until evenly combined. Stir in Cheddar cheese and bacon bits.

Pour the beer in all at once. Stir with a dinner fork, only until combined. Do not overmix. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Bake about 1 hour (oven temperatures vary) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Rub butter over the top of the beer bread and let it cool slightly before cutting to serve.

Yield: 1 loaf
Cheese Bacon Beer Bread Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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