I love, love, love beer bread. But, I don't love beer. As you can imagine, this poses a problem. Since we don't like beer, we never buy it. And since we never buy it, I never make beer bread. :(
I finally came up with a solution. I like Sprite...we buy Sprite...why not make Sprite bread?
I love making this bread to go alongside soups or salads, and I think it actually tastes better than beer bread. You can technically use any soda (once I used Dr. Pepper to make it look more like whole wheat...lol), but we think Sprite is hands-down the best.
In a large bowl, mix self-rising flour, sugar, an egg, and some Sprite. Notice how everything fizzes up when you add the Sprite in - it's like a science experiment!
Put the mixture into a greased loaf pan and top with a tablespoon of melted butter.
Bake it for 45 minutes and voila!
For a really hearty meal, enjoy it with a large bowl of chili. It's the perfect thing to warm up a cool night or to fill you up when you don't have much time for cooking.
- 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 3 T. sugar
- 1 egg
- 12 oz. Sprite
- 1 T. butter, melted
Mix flour, sugar, egg, and Sprite; pour into greased loaf pan. Pour butter over top of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until top is cracked and golden.