Tonight, we have a special guest!!

The Snack Shack is proud to present the addition of a new, featured column, the Dishwasher Confessional!

My husband is the author of this column which will feature his views on cooking and food. Where my posts are mostly about dinner recipes, my husband's interests are more in the area of gardening and dehydrating. Also, since we got a KitchenAid mixer his staple recipe is...

Beer Bread
Written by the Dishwasher Confessional

Its bread with beer. It is so simple, so hearty, and tasty I really don't buy bread any more. Throw in something special like cheese and life just gets a little better. I can't even remember exactly where I found this recipe 'cause it is everywhere on the net (kinda of a beer bread 101 recipe).

Time from ingredient to stomach is about 1.25hrs (makes 1 loaf)


Bread pan
Mixing bowl


3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1 can of beer
1 Tbs Crisco

  • Start preheating the oven to 400 F.
  • Mix all ingredients in a big bowl (except Crisco) 'till it looks like mushed bananas (if it looks dry add a little more beer).
  • Grease bread pan with Crisco.
  • Put the mix in the bread pan and stick it in the oven.
  • Cook for 1hr (or until top of bread is dark brown).
  • After taking out of oven, remove from pan and let it cool for 10min.
Extra bonus points if you:
-Sift all dry items first (makes bread fluffier)
-Use a glass bread pan (cooks bottom of bread)
-Use butter to grease pan (yummy butter)
-Put bread on drying rack to cool (helps bottom of bread dry better)
-Add something special to the mix: shredded cheese. bananas, or
pepper flakes (be a rebel and add something crazy)
-Try different beers (remember with the exception of hoppy beer, it
makes bitter bread)

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