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Monday, May 14, 2012

sprite bread


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.


Sprite Bread
  • 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.

9 comments:

  1. Made this and it is very good.

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  2. Looks good! Not to mention quick to throw together!

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  3. No yeast? won't it turn out cakey? am just wondering cos I'd like to try this and wouldn't want to be disappointed when it doesn't come out bread-like.

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    1. Like most quick breads, this one has a more crumbly texture (not cakey, though). You can slice it and slather it with butter, but I wouldn't recommend it for sandwiches. I think it's best when served as a side with soup or salad or slathered with butter and jam in the morning. Just BE SURE to use self-rising flour, and it will be bread enough!

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  4. It was a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Loved it!
    I wonder if it would work to put a little more sugar and add cinnamon? I'm going to give it a try.

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  5. Just made it. It's wonderful, and the easiest thing I have ever baked. It's a cross between bread and cake. The top is like a biscuit but the rest has a cakelike texture. Very moist, yeasty, so very yummy.

    Next time I'll try a bit of salt and maybe herbs.

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  6. Do you think regular flour with baking powder work? Also, 7-Up instead of Sprite?

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