Every time Goodie2Spoons stops by with a recipe for us, I’m absolutely positive it’s my new favorite. Let me just preface this recipe by saying: this. bread. is. insane. It’s so perfect for serving on St. Paddy’s day and beyond, and I’m thinking it will be a new go-to to serve with hearty dishes like soups, stews, and chilis. The girls whipped up a brown sugar honey butter that’s just divine to top the bread, and they recommended drizzling a little honey on top as well. Do yourself a favor and take that recommendation! This recipe comes together really quickly, so give it a try!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Rise Time: 90-120 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 Medium Loaves
3 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 ¾ cup beer (room temp)
½ cup sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 packet active dry yeast
2 tbsp butter (melted)
Brown Sugar – Honey Butter
1 stick unsalted butter (room temp)
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 medium loaf pans and set aside.
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, sugar and dry yeast. Mix together with a wooden spoon. Add the beer and stir until combined into a sticky dough. (Note: It is important that the beer is at room temp so that the yeast will rise, so if you’re just pulling that beer bottle out of the fridge, give it some time to come to room temp 😉
Split the dough into halves and put one half into each loaf pan. Cover the loaf pans with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise for 1 ½ to 2 hours. (The dough should almost double in size.) Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 25 minutes.
When the bread has finished baking, remove the loaf pans from the oven and set on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Drizzle 1 tbsp of melted butter over the top of each loaf. Flip the bread out of the pan and set on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
While the bread cools, make the brown sugar honey butter by combining the ingredients into a small bowl and mixing with a fork until all ingredients are well-incorporated.
NOTE: You can use any beer you like for this recipe. We chose an oatmeal stout made by a local brewery, and it was delish!
Are you gonna try this one? Just imagine serving it up on St. Patrick’s day with some corned beef and cabbage — so good. And by the way, if you haven’t checked out the Goodie2Spoons website recently, pop on over and take a peek. They’ve got the prettiest gallery of all their recipes. Follow along on Instagram too for lots of foodie inspiration! xoxo