This is the second to last week of Project Pastry Queen, and I chose to make something savory. I've been eyeing this beer bread for awhile, and it seemed like the perfect time to make it. If you've never had beer bread, you should. For one, it's incredibly easy to make. There's no dealing with yeast and waiting for dough to rise. It's a simple mixture of ingredients, pour the batter into a pan, and bake it. Also, you can adapt it how you like by using different beers, spices, veggies, cheese, etc. I decided to add some chunks of cheddar and jalapeno to the bread to spice it up a bit, which pairs nicely with the Sam Adams Octoberfest I used. The Pastry Queen recipe calls for a stick of butter to be added on the bottom and top of the pan, and let me tell is an amazing addition. The edges get crispy and buttery. There's a hint of sweetness from the sugar, and the beer flavor really shines. The next time you're looking for a quick bread, look no further than here.  

Cheddar Jalapeno Beer Bread Recipe
Makes one 9-inch loaf
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3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups cheddar, cubed
1 jalapeno, sliced and seeds removed
12 ounces good quality beer (I used Sam Adams Octoberfest)
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add in the cubed cheese and sliced jalapeno. Pour in the beer and stir until combined.

Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour half of the melted butter in the pan. Spoon the batter in the pan and pour the remaining butter on top. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until the bumpy crust is golden brown.

Remove from the pan and serve immediately.

Source: The Pastry Queen


08/21/2012 6:43am

Thanks for helping me out. I really appreciate your work.

08/21/2012 1:54pm

Cheddar and jalapeno is brilliant together in my opinion! I've never tried making a beer bread and have always wanted to so this recipe is a perfect undertaking for a quiet afternoon! delicious!

08/21/2012 8:00pm

Making beer bread is great. I love the combination of jalapeno and cheddar and I bet they paired nicely with the Octoberfest beer!

08/21/2012 9:33pm

I haven't tried this recipe yet. Your bread looks really good.

09/08/2012 1:58pm


11/11/2012 4:05pm

i actually made this and it turned out really well (very delicious)! i used Double Take Belgian White beer... one thing you may want to add to your recipe is to make sure to put down a drip pan under the loaf pan... when the bread started to rise the butter came pouring out over the edges and started burning at the bottom of the oven... got rather smoky in the kitchen then :(

08/09/2013 12:42am

Thank you for sharing the Cheddar Jalapeno Beer Bread recipe. I will definitely try this and from your words it is known that this will not disappoint me. The bread looks awesome and the ingredients are very simple and easy to make.


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