Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Homemade Beer Bread and Dill Dip

by Lisa on January 24, 2011

Oh my goodness! This is some good stuff, people! I had never had beer bread before moving to the Midwest. However, since moving here I have discovered two of my dear friends are makers of this yummy goodness. They are both on our MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) steer team, and one of them usually brings some beer bread to our steering team planning meetings and meals. I finally got the recipe out of Beth and I HAD to share it with you! She was happy to share the recipe with my Tempt My Tummy Tuesday friends. Beth also makes a wonderful Dill Dip which she always serves with her beer bread. She was nice enough to share this recipe as well.

Beer Bread

  • 2 cups self rising flour (I will share a recipe for self rising flour at the end of this post – in case you find yourself without self rising flour. )
  • 1 cup sugar (Beth uses 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar)
  • 1 can (12oz) beer of choice (use whatever you have on hand)
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

ready for the oven!

Preheat over to 350.

Mix first 3 ingredients together, then pour into a prepared loaf pan or baking dish. (Prepare by greasing and flouring the pan.)  Pour the melted butter on top.   Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.

Dill Dip

(This recipe is simple and you season to your taste preference.)

  1. Use equal parts sour cream and mayo. (You can use light or regular.)
  2. Season to taste with the following:
  • dash of salt
  • garlic powder
  • dill weed (Use this seasoning the most.  You want the dill flavor to be prominent.)
  • onion (minced, dried, or powder)

Mix all ingredients together and chill in frig for at least one hour.

Beer Bread! It is Delish!

Self Rising Flour (In case you find yourself in need and don’t have any in the pantry.)

  1. Measure desired amount of all purpose flour into a bowl.
  2. For each cup of all purpose flour, add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  3. Mix to combine.

I do hope you will try making this simple and very flavorful bread.  It goes great with a bowl of hot chili, or corn chowder, and so much more.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Lana January 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I had no idea it was so easy! I’ll be making this for sure.


Olga January 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Wow, it sounds really interesting and easy to make. I think I will try making this bread.
I’m joining your link party for the first time today. Thanks for hosting it.


Jennifer January 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I love, love, love beer bread! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve always cheated and used the Tastefully Simple mix. I’ll have to try your recipe. It’s so simple!
And thanks for hosting this linky party again. Anxious to check out some good recipes this week!
Til Next Time,


bj January 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thanks so much for hosting..


Audrey January 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

That looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try!


Lisa B January 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

WoW! that does sound easy and I am all about easy! What size pan do you two use?


Phoebe @ Getting Freedom January 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I made beer bread once, and it tasted just like I was drinking a can of beer–which was NOT what I was going for! I’ll have to give this recipe a try, along with that dip–it sounds fantastic!


Samantha January 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Thanks so much for always sharing such great recipes and for hosting !!
Blessings to you dear friend !


Michelle January 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Wait, it’s seriously that easy? Holy cow am I missing out! I love beer bred. Guess what mix I’m never buying again! Awesome 🙂


Candace January 25, 2011 at 12:10 am

We have been eating a lot of soups lately since it has been so cold. This is a great recipe to go with them. Thanks so much for sharing it and for hosting!

Have a wonderful Tuesday,


alex at a moderate life January 25, 2011 at 12:14 am

It is so amazing that beer can make bread! Very cool lisa! I am submitting a great Tex Mex Quinoa Loco recipe that my family loved. All the best, Alex


April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 25, 2011 at 3:03 am

I love the sound of that dill dip – and the beer bread is so interesting! I had no idea you could make bread like that – and I can just imagine how yummy it is! Thank you for hosting, Lisa!


Sherry January 25, 2011 at 7:12 am

Oooh, that sounds delish! I have heard you can use other sodas in place of the beer, too.


Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley January 25, 2011 at 8:09 am

I’ve never tried making a beer bread; sounds easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!


Bibi January 25, 2011 at 8:28 am

Hi, I am your newest follower. I found your great recipe carnival at another blog and decided to join in and link up.
I am linking up my version of Apricot Bread Pudding.


Lisa January 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

This is a new twist to beer bread with the dip. I’d love to try it!


Queen of the House January 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

Wondering more about Sherry’s comment above…we are not beer drinkers….can you use soda??


Julie@comehaveapeace January 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’ve had beer bread and loved it, but I’ve never made it. Looks easy, but I’m anxious to hear your answer about a soda alternative.


Cheryl B. January 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

Hi Lisa :->

I chuckled after reading your opening to this posting – “Oh my goodness! This is some good stuff, people! ” I am always just so thrilled when I end up getting that same response from something I’ve tried! Congrats! 😉


jo@blog-diggidy January 25, 2011 at 10:40 am

i’m baaaaaacck =) this sounds good to me, but does it taste a lot like beer?? the hubster detests the taste of beer….


Mo'Betta January 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I love beer bread! I’ll have to try it with the dip, sounds yummy!


Alexis AKA MOM January 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Oh yes I’m loving it!!!


Jane January 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Hi there!
I just found your lovely blog! Thank you for hosting such a great recipe linky! 🙂


Lisa January 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Thank you Jane. 🙂


Winelady Cooks January 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for hosting. The beer bread recipe looks delicious.


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