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Parmesan-Sage Beer Bread

 Parmesan-Sage Beer Bread
I'm asked to bring this savory loaf to nearly every function I attend. It's great as a side dish, but if you're in the mood for an extraordinary sandwich, start with two slices of beer bread. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups beer
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, whisk the first six
  • ingredients. Add beer and 3 tablespoons melted butter; stir just
  • until moistened.
  • Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with remaining
  • butter. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center
  • comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire
  • rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).