1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
3 cups self-rising flour (or 3 c all purpose flour, 3 tsp. baking powder and 1 1/2 tsp. salt)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour (or all purpose flour mixture). Add beer and continue to mix, first using a wooden spoon, then your hands. Batter will be sticky. Turn into a 9 x 5 inch greased loaf pan. Let rise for 20 min. Pour melted butter on top before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 for 60 minutes. The top will be crunchy, and the insides will be soft.
Serve with soup or stew. It is also good cubed and served with dips. Left overs are good toasted.
For a different twist mix a ½ cup shredded cheese with the flour, add in some herbs and add garlic salt to the melted butter.
I have also heard you can substitute the beer with various flavors of soda but I have never tried it.
Note: Using a bitter beer will make the bread taste bitter.