Best Beer Bread Ever

If you love the smell of freshly baked bread baking in your oven, then this recipe is one to try. It’s by far the best beer bread recipe I have ever made and it’s easy to make. With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this tasty yeast loaf in minutes. It only takes one bowl, a little mixing by hand (we’re talking seconds here) and pouring the batter into a greased loaf pan. That’s right, no electric mixer, no rising, no kneading. You get to enjoy a yeasty bread baked from scratch without all the fuss. This time saving beer bread get’s it volume from the carbonation and yeast already in the beer. The type of beer you use will alter the taste of the bread so if you want a stronger tasting bread, choose a stout or your favorite kind of brew. Although I didn’t have any on hand, this bread tastes amazing cubed and dipped in Italian Dipping Herbs. The kind used at fancy Italian restaurants. You can also enhance the flavor of your bread by mixing cheddar cheese, fresh herbs or minced garlic right in the batter. Top it with melted butter and bake to a golden brown and you have yourself a freshly baked loaf of yeast bread made with little effort and is big on taste. Go ahead and bake yourself a loaf today and see for yourself why it’s the BEST BEER BREAD EVER!

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Use a serrated knife to slice your bread thick to enjoy the softness and volume in each bite. 

best beer bread

Look at that golden buttery top.  The butter adds depth of flavor this beer bread can’t be without. Be sure to use salted butter for extra rich buttery flavor.

best beer bread

best beer bread

Enjoy your beer bread my friends!

Best Beer Bread

Best Beer Bread
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An easy, tasty beer bread made from scratch in minutes. It's baked to perfection with a golden buttery top and lots of volume thanks to the beer.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups self-rising flour
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 12 ounces bottle of beer
  4. 1/2 stick butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 9x3x5 inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and beer and mix until combined. The mixture should be thick. Pour into the loaf pan and top with melted butter.
  3. Place a cookie sheet under the loaf pan on the bottom rack. The melted butter may spill over.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean and is firm to the touch. Cool slightly and serve warm or room temperature.
Notes
  1. Add cheddar cheese, fresh herbs or minced garlic to bread according to desired taste.
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S’mores Party Ideas

It’s hot outside but if you are lucky enough to have cool Summer breezes in the evenings then a S’mores party may just hit the spot. This rustic themed get together can be glamorous with a few special touches and creative ways to display your ingredients. As I scoured the blogesphere to bring you unique ideas, I came across dozens of wedding reception and special occasion parties that used a S’mores theme in a sheek and elegant way. Who would have thought?  If you want to add a twist to the classic graham cracker, Hershey’s chocolate bar, marshmallow ensemble, swap out regular marshmallows for flavored ones such as coconut, strawberry or chocolate. Add a toppings bar with shredded coconut, crushed candy and sprinkles for dipping your freshly roasted treat. Another clever and delicious idea to spruce up this campfire delight is to replace the Hershey’s chocolate bar with a Reese’s peanut butter cup. I had an A-ha moment when I came across this idea.  I am so trying this…YUM!

S’mores Party Ideas

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Landeelu offers a free downloadable circle tag to create these adorable take home goodie bags.

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cookie creatives spices things up a bit with flavored marshmallows and toppings.  Why didn’t I think of that?

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Des Moines Register wrote an article on hosting an indoor S’mores party.  I love this tighty display of delicious treats.

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A pumpkin and a princess has come up with a unique twist by adding a reese’s peanut butter cup to smoosh between your graham crackers and gooey marshmallow.  This is I have to try.

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Jennifer Eileen Photography captured a wedding reception with a styled S’mores station.  What a pretty display.

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Wedding Chicks styled a marshmallow tree for a simple centerpiece to display on the dessert table.

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Oh Lovely Day shares lovely S’mores themed sentiments and boxed treats for wedding guests to take home.  Love this idea.

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Handle the Heat shares a bar recipe that looks absolutely delicious!

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A kitchen addiction knocks it out of the park with a S’mores bark.  This dessert looks picture perfect.

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Baker’s Royal nails it with beautiful S’mores cupcakes.  This look too pretty to eat but I know I couldn’t have just one.  Look at that mound of luscious marshmallow frosting.

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Beyond Frosting tempts us with sweet lasagna.  Um, yea this one looks like it might be on my to do list this week.  Seriously?  Look at all those layers of goodness.

Be sure to check out more from me this week…I’ll be sharing a fantastic beer bread recipe and a cool summer drink perfect for sipping in the sun with friends.  Happy Summer!

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Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Sandwich

ice cream sandwich

Today I am guest posting on Endlessly Inspired and I am sharing an easy no bake dessert that screams Summer! You may have remembered my savvy blogger friend, Jenn who is the voice behind this crafty, recipe blog because she guest blogged for me while I was writing my cookbook. Thanks again Jenn. Oh, and speaking of guest blogging I had the opportunity to visit Dawn at joyful scribblings and share with her some of my favorite baking items. I am always happy to share the love with my blogger friends as they do for me. Be sure to say hi to both of these fabulous bloggers and browse around their blogs. You will be happy you did.

Now back to the recipe….well, it’s not really a recipe because there is no prepping, baking, mixing or cooking required. Say what?  Now you’re talkin! Throw these heavenly ice cream sandwiches together in minutes and you will be the coolest Mom on the block.  Pst!  I already know you are and so do your kiddos.  But they might actually admit it after they take a bite of this insanely sweet and indulgent treat.

krispy kreme ice cream sandwich!  

ice cream sandwich

You know you want some!   It’s irresistible, easy to make and a naughty little treat that’s just plain ridiculous.  

ice cream sandwich

Ridiculously fantabulous that is.  

It’s time to go.  Head over to Endlessly Inspired for more on Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Sandwiches!  Happy Summer my friends.

 

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Dr Pepper Cake with Ganache

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Dr Pepper Cake to the rescue!  I don’t know about you but my house seems to have a revolving door policy during the Summer.  I bet we have about five flies buzzing around inside at all times from the kids going in and out all day with their friends.   It seems that every two minutes they are hungry or thirsty or need a potty break.  When I was a kid I played outside for hours in the heat and might have enjoyed an Icee with the neighbors if one of their mom’s  brought us one, but other than that, my friends and I were much lower maintenance than kids today.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the pitter patter and the chaos of kids coming over, but I can really do without the flies.

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I like to remedy this situation by shopping at Walmart to stock up on our favorite drinks and snacks to stash on the deck for the energetic bunch that hang around.  This helps keep them situated outdoors a little longer as they marvel at the hospitality while scarfing down the drinks and snacks as if they have never been fed.   To a kid, it’s like getting the star treatment but today the star of the show was Dr Pepper Cake!  

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Cheez-it crackers are gobbled up in seconds around here.  It’s always a go to snack on the go at the Bakehouse and the smaller Dr Pepper bottles are perfect for little hands.

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The star of the show for this backyard bash was this little cake made with my kids favorite soda, Dr Pepper.  Why Dr Pepper?  Why not?  I remembered back in the day when I made a Moscato cake and couldn’t resist the smooth, plump bite of this delicious cake that was moist and fluffy due to the acidity in the wine.  I figured the same would happen with the carbonation of the Dr Pepper and the sweet, one of a kind flavor ( including blackberry, caramel, vanilla)  concoction would marry well with a chocolate cake.  Boy was I right!

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This is the easiest cake to put together.  It’s a box mix, eggs, oil and Dr Pepper.  That’s it!  I topped it with a Dr Pepper chocolate ganache that was sinfully delicious, with a delicate taste of cherry.  Or caramel, or vanilla…what is the flavor of Dr Pepper anyways?  I hear it’s a mixture of 23 flavors and whatever those are, it’s a win for flavoring a chocolate cake.

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dr pepper cake #collectivebias #shop #backyardbash

When the cake and snacks were served, the kids came running and hovered over the cake like it would vanish before their eyes if they took their eyes off of it.  I may have created monsters.  I may have just volunteered my house and yard as the daily stomping grounds of Summer playtime.  I don’t think they will ever leave now.  As long as I stash goodies on the deck, it will keep them outside with the flies.  

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Mission accomplished!

Dr Pepper Cake

Dr Pepper Cake
Serves 8
a chocolate bundt cake made with Dr Pepper for a fluffier cake with one of a kind flavor.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 devils food boxed cake mix
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1 cup Dr pepper
  5. 10 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  6. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  7. 2 tablespoons Dr Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan or use baking spray with flour. In a mixing bowl beat first five ingredients for 2 minutes until fluffy and thoroughly combined and scraping down the sides. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes in pan. Insert cake onto a cookie rack to cool completely. Once cooled put on serving plate and pour ganache over top of cake.
  2. To make ganache;
  3. Place chocolate chips in medium bowl. In a saucepan, boil heavy cream on medium high heat. Remove immediately and pour cream over chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes. Using a wire whisk, whisk in Dr pepper and mix until smooth and glossy. It will become thick after sitting a few minutes. Pour ganache over cooled cake and serve.
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