New England Beer Bread

New England Beer Bread

home cooking

by Chef Robin White

This is the go to staple for our St. Patrick’s Day feast.   Passed down through generations before me, this is a basic Beer Bread recipe and is a staple food in and around Boston and Cape Cod where I am from. Its is a fairly dense bread and I find using self rising flour really helps lighten it up a tad. This is the easiest bread on the planet to make.

St. Patrick:apos:s Day Menu

New England Beer Bread


I suggest not doubling recipe, make 1 loaf at a time

  • 3 cups self rising flour ( use an unbleached one if you can find it )
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, unsalted
  • 1 12 oz bottle of your favorite beer. Try a flavored beer like apple or pumpkin beer. That could be fun as well.


1. Heat oven to 375 ° and grease or spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan.

2. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until almost smooth. The batter will be lumpy, it’s okay, you didn’t do anything wrong.

3. Pour the batter into your bread pan and bake for for about 45 minutes or longer until a tooth pick or skewer comes out clean. This is a dense bread so it could take a few minutes longer than you think.

4. When ready pull it out and set in on the counter for about 6-10 minutes to cool some. Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Very important to let it cool all the way or it will crumble and not slice.

Chef Robin White

Chef Robin White goes way back with Artisans List when we started out as The Daily Basics.

Chef Robin hails originally from Cape Cod where her roots go back to Colonial America and the Mayflower Pilgrims who inspired her to source food from as close to growing, hunting or fishing for it herself as did her ancestors.

She has lived all over the country where she has explored regional foods and flavors to add to her repertoire. With seven restaurants to her credit, she has dedicated herself to the fine arts of food sharing with her family, friends and us here on Artisans List.

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