Thyme for Beer Bread #TwelveLoaves Summer Herbs

Thyme for Beer Bread #TwelveLoaves Summer Herbs

Thyme for Beer Bread  recipe via

Since this month’s #TwelveLoaves challenge is all about summer herbs, I decided to make a quick bread that I’m calling “Thyme for Beer Bread” which uses plenty of fresh garden thyme which I snipped right from our own backyard herb garden.

This photo was taken shortly after I’d planted all my herbs in late May. As of today, my herbs are wildly overgrown and out of control. Every year I promise myself not to let that happen and that I’ll take better care to keep them tended to and weed free.  And yet every year, the herb garden (along with our vegetable garden) gets the better of me and makes me feel much like a foolish slacker. This year I’ve even promised myself that I’m going to actually dry some of the garden herbs to use during the long, cold winter months. HA! We’ll see how far I actually get with that!  Here’s to my good intentions… 😉

If you’re a fan of beer bread but have always made it out of those packaged box mixes…give it up and try making it from scratch! You’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is to prepare and that it seriously takes about the same time to make a fresh homemade beer bread than it does to open up that silly box.

Thyme for Beer Bread Recipe via

Yield: 1 loaf    Prep Time: 5 minutes    Bake Time: 45-50 minutes

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted (divided)
1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer (the cheaper the better)

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
-In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, thyme leaves and sugar.
-Pour in the beer and 3 tablespoons of the melted butter. Stir with a spoon until just combined and a stiff batter has been formed.
-Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread the batter as evenly as possible in the pan.
-Brush the top of the loaf with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
-Bake in a preheat oven for 45-50 minutes or until the loaf is a lovely golden brown in color and when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
-Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.

Thyme for Beer Bread Recipe via

#TwelveLoaves August: Summer Herbs. The month of July was all about breads and Summer Fun! We have chosen Summer Herbs for our August theme. Let’s share flat breads, rolls, buns, grilled breads-whatever sweet or savory version you’d like and whatever you feel reflects summer flavors! Whatever you bake, (yeasted, quick bread, crackers, muffins, braids, flatbreads, etc) have fun and let’s have a delicious month of bread for SUMMER HERBS! Let’s get baking! This month our hostess is Sherron from Simply Gourmet.
#TwelveLoaves August: Summer Herbs

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  • Basil Buns by  Rise of The Sourdough Preacher
  • Herbed Skillet Cornbread by Magnolia Days
  • Rosemary Grissini by  Cake Duchess
  • Rosemary Parmesan Flatbread Crisps by A Shaggy Dough Story
  • Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Keema Naan by Food Lust People Love
  • Pesto Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
  •  #TwelveLoaves August: Herbs
    If you’d like to add your bread to the collection with the Linky Tool this month, here’s what you need to do!
    1. When you post your Twelve Loaves bread on your blog, make sure that you mention the Twelve Loaves challenge in your blog post; this helps us to get more members as well as share everyone’s posts. Please make sure that your bread is inspired by the theme!
    2. Please link your post to the linky tool at the bottom of my blog. It must be a bread baked to the Twelve Loaves theme.
    3. Have your Twelve Loaves bread that you baked this August 2014, and posted on your blog by August 30, 2014.
    #TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess.  
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    Thank you to Sherron from Simply Gourmet for hosting this month’s event!
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    1. I'm just thinking about all the flavor possibilities with this bread using different beer and herbs. Fabulous!

    2. Oh, what a lovely loaf of bread and I love the title. My husband would say it is always "thyme" for bread and beer…LOL I am jealous of your little herb garden. I can grow vegetables but struggle with herbs. Good luck with the drying–I will be interested to know how that turns out.

    3. Thyme and beer: wow. You really surprise me. I really want to try that combination in bread.

    4. It's always time for beer bread! It came out beautifully, Renée, and I am so jealous of your herb garden. It's so hot here right now that mine are dried already, right on the plant. I have to start again in the fall when it cools off.

    5. Such a cute title! Your beer bread looks scrumptious!

    6. Love your herb garden! I am the plant black widow. Black thumb doesn't begin to define me. I love herby breads. This thyme and beer situation is right upto my alley!

    7. Thyme for bread is the best title …ever:)) LOVE your herb garden and this fantastic beer bread for our August theme!!

    8. I love making quick breads and what could be better than beer and thyme! Delicious!

    9. I love the idea and am Pinning it as we speak. This would be great to use up the beer in the fridge that neither of us wants to drink but don't want to go to waste. In this case, it will no doubt go to "waist". 😉

    10. I adore beer bread … and this one sounds fantastic! I also adore the title of your bread … so clever and cute!

    11. I know exactly what you mean by those darn weeds. You garden looks great and your beer bread looks fantastic!

    12. Your bread looks awesome! So how beer-y is it, asks the non-drinker (it's a taste thing. I'll cook with alcohol since a lot of it burns off but I hate the taste otherwise)? If it's more like "beer" than "BEER!" I'd love to give it a try. And I'm terribly jealous of your herb garden, overgrown and weedy or not. MY herb garden, on the other hand, comes from the grocery store, except for one rosemary that's on life support.

      • Robin, the beer bread isn't very beer-y at all. The beer adds a bit of bitterness to the bread (much like a buttermilk would do) but the taste is pretty indistinguishable as beer, if you ask me. I do hope you'll try it. Great question though. Thanks for asking it 🙂

    13. I love your herb garden! And this bread looks fantastic!

    14. I'm pretty jealous of your herb garden, and the fact that you have a vegetable garden too! Your bread looks tasty!

    15. Can you come help with my herbs? I know they are probably dying because they are all indoors but it's so sad! Half my thyme is dead and well the rosemary is beyond repair. Love the sound of the thyme in this bread by the way!

    16. We adore beer bread! Thomas can't get enough! We'll have to try this version!

    17. Such a cute garden. I bet that even overgrown it is such a joy to have herbs in your yard. I want to have an herb garden next year and make this bread for sure!

    18. Beer bread is SO versatile. Love the addition of the herbs. Thanks for sharing with #twelveloaves.

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