One of the reasons I like beer bread is that it is SO easy. It surprises me how costly the prepackaged mixes are! The basic beer bread with self-rising flour recipe is super-frugal and only uses a few ingredients. Plus, it’s easy to tweak the basic recipe to come up with fun creations like this Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread. It’s great to serve at a party with dips and spreads.
Frugal Tip: If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 12-oz. beer
- 3 C. self-rising flour
- ¾ C. Cheddar cheese
- 8 slices bacon, chopped into crumbles
- ¼ C. butter
- Mix the beer, self-rising flour, Cheddar cheese and bacon together in a bowl. Spread batter in a greased bread pan.
- Melt the butter and pour over the top.
- Bake 40-45 minutes at 375. At the end, I sprinkled a little cheese on the top of the loaf for color.