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Italian Herb Beer Bread

Italian Herb Beer Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword banana-bread-recipes, easy-bread-recipes, italian-herb-beer-bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 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.


To substitute all-purpose flour for self-rising flour, sift together 3 cup all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1 1/2 tsp salt.