Basil Beer Bread

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo
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  • Makes 1 loaf
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 336 calories
    • Calories 8 calories from fat
    • Fat 3 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 3 mg
    • Sodium 977 mg
    • Protein 12 g
    • Carbohydrate 63 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 3 g


  1. Check olive oil for the baking sheet
  2. Check 3 1/4cups all-purpose flour
  3. Check 1 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast
  4. Check 1 1/2teaspoons kosher salt
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  6. Check 3/4cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan
  7. Check 1 12-ounce bottle beer, preferably ale
  8. Check flour for the work surface
  9. Check 1cup chopped or torn fresh basil


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Oil a baking sheet. In the bowl of a standing mixer on low, or in a large bowl using a spoon, combine the flour, yeast, salt, pepper, and Parmesan.
  2. Add the beer and mix just until the dough comes together. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle with the basil and knead gently just until incorporated. Shape the dough into a round loaf and transfer to the prepared sheet.
  3. Bake until the loaf is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Turn the loaf onto a wire rack. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.