As much as I love making homemade bread, sometimes the process is just too long for this carb lover. When I want something quicker, I turn to my beloved beer bread. It bakes in half the time of our homemade white bread and I can add all kinds of things to it to spice it up. Most recently I made butterscotch pecan beer bread and I don’t want to toot my own horn, but toot toot. That stuff was delicious. Today I’m sharing an equally delicious and easy to make recipe that is a take on the classic beer bread – sweet basil beer bread.
I’m going to be honest, I love gardening, but I’m not the best at it. After the dog dug up the seedlings in our back bed, things haven’t really sprouted much. My squash is doing ok, but everything else just went ka-put. And I don’t know how to fix it. [Aside from planting more seeds.] One thing that is growing like crazy? My herbs!
My rosemary and basil are going bananas, which I love. I’ve actually been trying to find recipes to use it all up! I trim my basil and it seems to grow right back in a few days. These by no means are complaints. I totally love having the fresh herbs on hand! [Now if my garden would grow like my herbs, I’d be all set!]
So when I went to make a batch of beer bread, I doubled the recipe. One loaf was sweet (butterscotch pecan) and one was savory – this sweet basil beer bread. It was a very rounded beer bread making session. And as much as I love sweets, the basil beer bread went faster then the butterscotch bread! [I did not see that one coming.]
And here are a few things that you might need to make your own beer bread [and that we use at the Grant house.] These are affiliate links yall.
Sweet Basil Beer Bread
- 3c All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4c Sugar
- 1/2c melted butter
- 1 twelve ounce beer of your choice
- approx. 1/4 cup of sweet basil leaves
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2441Cholesterol: 244mgSodium: 2407mgCarbohydrates: 353gFiber: 17gSugar: 51gProtein: 44g
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Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
You loaf looks amazing! Love it Kelley!
Thanks so much Serena!
Linda Warren says
Thank you for posting a recipe that uses basil! My herbs are going crazy as well and I don’t want to let any of the basil go to waste. I love to make breads and this quick version is perfect. I haven’t tried a bread with beer but there is always a first time. Thanks for sharing on Wonderfully Creative Wednesday.
I love how quick and easy beer bread is! Add basil and its almost perfect. 😉 Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Kelley @Miss Information Blog says
I love basil I bet this would be so good with butter toasted! Thanks as always for supporting Cook it! Craft it! Share it! hope to see you back tomorrow!
I love basil too! Thanks so much Kelley! Im heading over now!
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I am so in love with this recipe, Kelley! Beer bread is one of my favorites, and I adore the addition of basil…..genius! Pinning and making soon!! 🙂
Aww thanks so much Cathy! Isn’t beer bread just so easy?! And since my basil is growing like crazy.. it was a natural addiction! 🙂
I want to try this recipe but have never made bread before. Do you need to work the dough for a certain texture? Thanks
Nope – just mix and toss it in the pan. The dough will be sticky but that’s ok. Hope that helps!