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Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Parmesan ranch beer bread makes a savory dinner bread quickly and easily,  flavored with lots of savory herbs and spices, all without the use of yeast.
Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Parmesan ranch beer bread is my recipe of the day and is a revisit to an  old recipe I posted at Recipezaar  a long time ago for a Ready Set Cook contest sponsored by Hidden Valley ranch. There were a lot of entries into that contest, so I don’t think this recipe was noticed very much.

But my family and I did enjoy it a lot.

This bread, as many recipes I revisit over time, will obviously reflect any improvements over my old recipes. I do not update recipes on other sites anymore, so it is always best with my recipes to check here first. Besides the fact that for some odd reason, not all of my  recipes on other sites are accurate to what I posted. I can’t explain how that happens- I don’t know if a glitch  did it or someone did an edit on  a recipe but it certainly is weird.

On this site, no unauthorized edits or changes occur. And the blog  is not a sea of trolls either–it’s tiresome reading reviews and comments from people who are willfully hurtful and rude, and I am not talking about my recipes (although  it happens on those too). There must be an  awful lot of bored unhappy people out there getting their giggles misbehaving.  Can you believe I got a death threat on one of those sites? It’s ridiculous. Thank god they were not serious and didn’t actually try.

Anyhoo- it  is much more peaceful on the blog.

The Perfect Bread for the Moment

I had been thinking of it recently with all the food fuss going on, and wondering what kind of bread I might like to make to preserve what yeast I have (I was fortunate to get a bag of bulk yeast at the health food market not too long ago and have been keeping that in the freezer to last longer).

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Beer for Leavening

This bread is certainly easy enough and the beer provides both an excellent flavor as well as some leavening  properties.

I can’t say I make beer bread all the time as I do love yeast bread, and when I make a quick loaf it is almost always something sweet I can have for breakfast.

Honestly, beer bread will not be the most optimal bread for having with a sandwich, but it is great smeared with  some cream cheese or butter and served with dinner as you might a dinner roll or something.

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

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Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 52 mins
Course Bread, Quick Bread
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 9x5x3 inch loaf pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning and dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter olive oil divided
  • 12 ounces tepid lager beer

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  • Stir together dry ingredients then gently mix in the wet except reserve one tablespoon melted butter.
  • Pour into the loaf pan and drizzle the last tablespoon of butter over the top.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick tests without wet batter.
  • Cool in pan ten minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Beer Bread

Parmesan Ranch Beer Bread

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4 responses

    • That one is probably a bit too dark. Not saying it wouldn’t work as a bread batter but it definitely would not look or taste the same.

  1. Thank you! I’ll be FORCED (I like beer) to get some lager – I only had the Guiness for my Corned beef! Thank you for your quick reply. I sure do love your site and recipes!

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