Black Pepper Parmesan Beer Bread
A simple bread with no rise time, this one gets it's fluff from a yeasty beer and is flavored with freshly cracked black pepper and tangy shredded Parmesan cheese.
- 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 14 oz of your favorite beer you can opt for a nice flavorful one or stick with something more generic like a Coors Light (there are no right or wrongs here)
- 1/2 cup butter divided and melted
- 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 -2 tbsp freshly cracked black pepper
Place flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and use a fork to evenly stir together.
Create a small well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the beer (pour slowly), 1/4 cup of the melted butter, cheese, and black pepper. Stir them all until the dough just comes together. Do not over mix! (small flour pockets can be gently stirred away; one or two remaining flour pockets are okay).
Transfer the batter into a prepared (lightly greased) loaf pan. Pour the other quarter cup of melted butter over top the batter and bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
Remove the bread from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove the loaf from the pan to a wire rack and allow it to cool until just warm to the touch (about 1 hour and 30 minutes), before slicing.
Slice and serve as is, or with generous pats of butter (just sayin!)
Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2.6mg