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Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread

The bubbles in the beer help create the light texture of this buttery bread that’s perfect for snacking or serving alongside a beef stew.

Serves 8
Ready in 75 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 55 mins
Chill time 10 mins
290 calories per serving


> 3 cups self-rising flour
> 1/4 cup sugar
> 1/2 tsp onion powder
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1 (12 oz) bottle lager
> 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar, divided
> 3 tbsp chopped chives
> 2 tbsp butter, melted, plus more for greasing


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, onion powder, and salt. Stir in the beer until dough comes together and is well mixed. Fold in ¾ cup Cheddar and the chives. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 30 min.
Brush top of loaf with the butter and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup Cheddar. Bake another 20–25 min., until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 min. Remove bread from pan and serve warm.

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