Rosemary and sharp cheddar beer bread

Heather Disarro

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Rosemary and sharp cheddar beer bread makes a pub-style sidekick feel sophisticated! Fresh rosemary and sharp white cheddar bring both spice and saltiness to the sweet beer bread.

rosemary and sharp cheddar beer bread

Rosemary and sharp cheddar beer bread

Makes 1 (8 x 4-inch) loaf


  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces very sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 12 ounces lager-style beer


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Fold in the cheese and rosemary.
  5. Pour in the beer and gently fold everything together just until combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.