This beer cheese bread recipe might just be the easiest bread recipe there is! Made with just 5 ingredients in under 5 minutes, this Guinness bread recipe is guaranteed to be no-fail. Just mix a dark beer, such as Guinness, with some self-rising flour, sugar, salt and a cheese of your choice! I use Irish Cheddar but you could use any medium-hard cheese such as havarti, fontina, swiss or gruyere.
I’m back at it again with this 5 ingredient beer cheese bread! And like always, if it’s a baked goods recipe that I share, you know it’s guaranteed to be easy!
My mom used to make beer bread every year during St. Patricks’s Day and this year, I’ve decided to kick it up a notch by making it cheesy!
It’s chewy, crunchy, dense and absolutely delicious… especially when you grill it up with some butter! And best of all, it’s easy AF!
And trust me when I say it’s no-fail.
All you have to do is mix a room temperature dark beer with a little bit of self-rising flour, sugar and salt. Once the batter comes together, stir in the shredded cheese and set some aside to sprinkle on top.
Then bake in two loaf pans until golden and brown!
The bubbles from the beer mixed with the self-rising flour create the perfect rise on the bread. You don’t have to knead it or anything!
Ingredients – here’s what you need
- Room Temperature Dark Beer (such as Guinness)
- Self-Rising Flour
- Shredded Irish Cheddar (or another medium-hard cheese like havarti, fontina, or gruyere)
How to make Guinness Bread with Cheese
Making bread with beer is one of those perfectly easy recipes that you can’t mess up.
To begin, preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
Next, add 3 cups of self-rising flour to large mixing bowl. I recommend sifting the flour, or stirring it for a few minutes with a fork, so that you break up any potential clumps.
Then add 3 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir everything together.
Now, simply pour in the room temperature dark beer of your choice. Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I’m using Guinness Beer but you could use another dark beer without a problem.
Stir the batter together until everything is combined. You’ll notice that the Guinness bread batter is thick and sticky – kind of like bisquick.
If you don’t want cheese in it, you can get ready to bake it at this point.
But if you’re like me and want everything to be cheesy, then simply shred 1.5 cups of cheese (such as Irish Cheddar) and set about 3 tbsp aside.
Grease two loaf pans and divide the batter into each one. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of each loaf pan and pop in the oven for 1 hour.
After an hour, the top will be golden brown and the bread will be slightly removed from the sides of the baking dish.
Remove the pans from the oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
What to pair it with
If your’e making this Guinness Beer Cheese Bread for St. Patrick’s Day, I recommend pairing it with my go-to beer mac and cheese, this roasted root vegetable shepherd’s pie, or these extra cheesy reubens!
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Beer Cheese Bread
- 3 cups self-rising flour sifted
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 11.2 oz bottle room temp dark beer (I used Guinness)
- 1.5 cups grated cheese, divided (I used Irish Cheddar but any medium-hard cheese will work)
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Meanwhile, add the sifted self-rising flour, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir. Stir in the room temp beer and continue stirring until the batter is thick and fluffy - like bisquick.
- Set 3 tbsp of the shredded cheese to the side. Stir the rest of the cheese into the batter.
- Grease two loaf pans and divide the batter between the two.
- Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top two loaf pans and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
- After an hour, remove the loaf pans and let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing or serving.