Pesto Beer Bread

16 May

Pesto Beer Bread

This beer bread recipe is absolutely our favorite from all of the ones I have developed so far. Please try it for yourself and enjoy all it’s wonderful flavors.


  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 Tb plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tb grated Parmesan cheese, (divided use)
  • 1 bottle of Budweiser or Coors beer
  • 3 Tb butter, salted, melted

Preheat oven to 350 and butter your bread loaf pan.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the basil, parsley and garlic, toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Mix in the Ricotta and the 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese then pour in the beer and mix with spatula or wooden spoon until blended. Place dough mixture into the loaf pan and pour the melted butter over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Suggestions: We just love using this bread for breakfast when making my recipe for “Toad in a Hole”. Try making a Bacon, Spinach and Tomato sandwich with it.

Bacon, Spinach, Tomato Sandwich

Bacon, Spinach, Tomato Sandwich


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7 responses to “Pesto Beer Bread

  1. frugalfeeding

    May 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Pesto bread?! Sounds amazing!

    • flyfishbrat

      May 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

      Thank you very much frugalfeeding. I hope you will try it. It was wonderful as a sandwich.

  2. Miss M

    May 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM


  3. Malou

    May 17, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    Hmmm….a must-try especially for the Mr. who loves beer. 😉

    • flyfishbrat

      May 17, 2012 at 7:25 AM

      Can’t wait to hear how he likes it.


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