I wanted to whip up something fast for our 5-hour ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard so I decided to try out a simple beer bread that literally takes all of 45 minutes.
This is quite possibly the easiest bread recipe of all time... It's not going to blow your mind, but if you're looking for something quick and you like biscuits, you might as well try it.
This is a follow-up pic from the Vineyard. Why does everything look better while on vacation?? Please note that I used Brooklyn Summer Ale for this recipe. The Sierra Nevada above is just for show (and for drinking).
3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
12 oz beer (something light)
2 tbsp butter
First preheat oven to 375° because it won't take you more than 10 minutes to prepare the dough. Then in a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Sift well with a whisk. Pour in beer and stir until the mixture becomes a cohesive mass.
Scrape dough into pre-greased 9x5 bread pan and pour slightly melted butter over the top.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until a butter knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.