Monday, April 12, 2010

It's Inexpensive and Easy to Make Beer Bread Yourself Without Buying a Mix!

Over the weekend, I was making beer bread from scratch like I always do and decided to calculate the cost...
Results: 3 Loaves at a cost of $5.24! It's around $5.00 a loaf for a Mix, not including the beer....Homemade for a cost of $1.75 a loaf including the beer.
Kelley's Cheddar Beer Bread
9 cups self-rising flour (My local store had a bargain of 5# for $1.35)
1 cup sugar
36 oz. beer
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 loaf pans. Mix dry ingredients together. Mix in shredded cheese. Add beer and stir until mixed. Pour batter evenly distributed between the 3 loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on wire rack. I usually wrap, label & freeze 2 loaves for later use and wrap 1 loaf to enjoy right away.


  1. I want to try this! Any substitute for the self-rising flour? Can't find that anywhere here. :-(

  2. Hi Leah!

    You can make your own self-rising flour:

    For each cup of flour called for by your recipe add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt

    Hope that helps! =)