My friend, Elaine, gave me the yummiest beer bread recipe ever! There is never any left and generally it gets eaten as soon as its sliced as it is completely irresistible.
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar (this just makes it delicious)
1 beer – preferably one of the stronger ones like Black Label
Throw dry ingredients together and add the beer – not complicated at all!
Oil the bread pot well or spray and cook it
Add the mixture
Do not put the pot right on the coals in the fire, it will burn! We did that the first few times and it is not easy cleaning a burnt pot while bushcamping with limited water. You will need far less coals than you expect as those cast iron bread pots get extremely hot. Rather start with too few and add. We put a few off to the side of the fire but close enought to still feel warmth. Put coals underneath and a few on top. These will need to be rotated a few times for fresh ones. A pot hook is quite useful for taking the lid off to check how it is cooking but brush the coals off first. I have tried a few times to think I could just lift it up and then put it back on and invariable the ash falls onto the bread! Don’t forget to rotate the beer bread around as well so the sides get even warmth from the fire. It takes roughly 45mins-1hr to cook.