Spicy Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Beer Bread

This savory, cheesy bread can be drizzled with a fine extra-virgin olive oil, dipped in pizza sauce, and served as an appetizer, or as the perfect accompaniment to soak up the gravy of your favorite pasta dish! Buon appetito!



Step: 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Step: 2

Whisk beer, 2 tablespoons olive oil, eggs, and salt together in a large bowl.

Step: 3

Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, oregano, basil, and thyme together in a separate bowl. Stir into the beer mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, to avoid clumping.

Step: 4

Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until slightly browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Drain mixture well in a colander, catching the grease in a pan or a bowl. Discard the strained grease and set mixture aside.

Step: 5

Stir sausage mixture, Cheddar cheese, 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, green olives, and black olives into the dough until ingredients are evenly distributed; do not overmix. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Step: 6

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the top of the loaf, brush with melted butter, and continue baking until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes; check the bread periodically to be sure cheese doesn’t burn during this phase. Transfer bread to a cooling rack until ready to slice and serve.


Per Serving: 343 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 74.9mg; sodium 635mg.

The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always rise as well as white bread.

To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.

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