This simple pull apart Italian Herb Beer Bread is a terrific option for a change from sourdough bread. The texture is more dense and the flavor can be customized to your taste, depending on the intensity in flavor of the beer that’s used.
Easy Italian Herb Beer Bread Recipe
The smell of homemade bread baking is one of the small pleasures in life that’s often overlooked. Warm fresh from the oven bread slathered with butter is an indulgence that just never gets old. When baking this beer bread expect the top to have a nice little crunch but, it does soften just a bit as it rests. Serve this pull-apart bread with butter, or as an appetizer with a cheese fondue or pizza sauce for dipping.
How to Make the Best Italian Herb Beer Bread Recipe
- Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Italian Herb Beer Bread: Self rising flour, granulated sugar, grated Parmesan cheese, dried Italian herb blend, granulated garlic or garlic powder, onion powder, melted butter, garlic salt and one 12 ounce bottle or can of light beer.
- Kitchen tools you’ll need: Large mixing bowl, whisk, 9 or 10 inch springform pan, pastry brush, 2 Tablespoon scoop, small microwave safe bowl, measuring cups and spoons, a large non stick spatula.
- If you don’t have a springform pan, no worries! You can use any shape of pan including a 9 x 9 inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- How to choose the right beer for beer bread: To achieve a deep flavor and color use a medium body or dark beer. For a lighter taste and flavor use a light beer. Light beer is my personal preference for this particular version of Italian beer bread.
- Beer bread doesn’t have to have rise time by nature and can be baked immediately, but, allowing the bread time to proof will allow the leavening provided by the beer to lend a lighter texture.
- How do you make your own self rising flour? To substitute all-purpose flour for self-rising flour this is what you do: Sift together 3 cup all-purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt then proceed with the recipe as written.
- Serving suggestions: You can serve this beer bread straight from the oven with butter as a side dish with your meal, as an appetizer with warm pizza sauce for dipping or with homemade cheese sauce.
- Store baked Italian Herb Beer Bread wrapped in foil at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.
More Easy Bread Recipes to Make
When you’re in the mood to bake, look no further. Here are some delicious options to try from the Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen recipe index:
- Use frozen dinner rolls to make this savory Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread.
- Pimento Cheese Beer Bread is a fusion of two favorites.
- Dutch Oven White Artisan Bread will have you baking for friends and family year-round.
- Homemade Potato Bread utilizes mashed potatoes for the dense and flavorful dough.
- Homemade Wheat Bread is filled with oats and sunflower seeds.
- Turn a loaf of fluffy bread from the grocery store into this Cheesy Garlic and Herb Bread.
- Challah Bread from The Lemon Bowl.
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Italian Herb Beer Bread
- 3 cup self-rising flour [see cook's note]
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus 2 Tbsp
- 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning divided
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 12 oz can or bottle of light beer
- 4 Tbsp melted butter divided
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- In a medium mixing bowl, using a whisk, sift together the flour, sugar, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 tsp dry Italian seasoning, onion and garlic powder.
- Make a well in the center, and add 2 Tbsp melted butter and the beer in thirds, working each portion into the flour as you go.
- Butter a 10-inch deep dish non-stick pan or spritz with cooking spray.
- Use a 2 oz ice cream scoop and divide into equal potions placing side by side. Allow to rest covered in a draft free place for 1 hour.
- To bake: Preheat oven to 350°F After 1 hour rise time mix together remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Drizzle evenly over bread. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until top is golden. Serve immediately.