Old Bear's Recipe of the Month
This bread is ideal to serve with Texas Chili instead of the usual corn bread.
3 cups self-rising flour (see note 1)
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 12-oz. bottle beer, at room temperature (see note 2)
6 Tablespoons butter
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and beer. Mix thoroughly.
2. Pour into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Melt two tablespoons of the butter and pour over the top.
3. Place in pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
4. Melt another two tablespoons of the butter and pour over top.
5. Continue to bake for another 20 minutes.
6. Melt the last two tablespoons of the butter and pour over top.
7. Bake for a final 20 minutes (one hour total) or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
1. Self-Rising flour is sold in supermarkets. You can
substitute 3 cups of ordinary flour mixed well with
3 Tablespoons of baking powder.
2. Robust beers like Dos Eques, Sam Adams, etc. are
recommended. Light beer will not impart sufficient
flavor to the bread.
Source: Variations of this recipe appear in a number of sources
including Bound to Please from the Junior League of Boise (1983)