Bacon, beer and cheese bread

This bread is so easy to make and tastes delicious. Serve it with a bowl of soup for a light supper or serve it with a Plowmans lunch. I like it hot with lots of butter. it also toasts well the next day… if you manage to have leftovers.

bread 1


    • 3 cups plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups shredded tasty cheese
    • 1 bottle of 355 ml light beer (Pure Blonde is an excellent choice)
    • 100 grams bacon pieces
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 180° Celsius.
  2. Prepare bread tin spraying with cooking spray and set aside. (my tin was 30 cms by 15 cms and it was an ideal size).
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the centre and add the bacon, 1 cup of the cheese and beer.
  4. Stir mixture with a spoon until just combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin; add remaining cheese and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes; remove from oven and drizzle remaining butter over the top.
  7. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until browned on top.
  8. Allow the tin to cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.  Remove from tin and allow to cool on wire rack.

bread 2