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
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.