Disocovering this bread was a bit of a revelation if I'm honest. Not only does it incorporate two of my favourite things in the world - beer and bread but it's so ridiculously easy to make that I can't get my head around why it took me so long to find out about it.

The yeast in the beer allows the bread to rise to a malty loaf which is perfect to tear and share at barbecues. Use a good beer which affects the final taste of the bread. I tend to use a good IPA for my loaves.

Course Side Dish
Keyword banana bread, beer, sharing, tearandshare
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Author jacksmeatshack


  • 375 g self raising flour
  • 330 ml beer
  • knob of butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  1. preheat the grill to 180C.

  2. gently heat the beer in a saucepan to activate the yeast. Don't allow the beer to get too hot or boil, just a few minutes will do.

  3. add the flour, sugar and beer to a mixing bowl and combine.

  4. pour the mix into a loaf tin.

  5. bake for 50 minutes until the bread is golden and a skewer comes out clean.