Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls

These cheddar & dill beer bread rolls have been on my list of things to make for a while and I'm sad that it took me so long to make them! Because they are really really good. When they first come out of the oven, they have a really strong beer taste, but once they cool it mellows out. These are great for a snack or with a meal and are really easy to make. If I had beer in my fridge all the time then I know I'd make these more often.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits
Maple Cornmeal Drop Biscuits
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Garlic Rolls

Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls
Adapted from Tinned Tomatoes

I used two 6 cup muffin tins this time but next time I might try these as drop style biscuits/rolls.

Makes 12

3 cups whole wheat flour (390 g)
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp dried dill
1 cup mature cheddar, finely grated
325 ml beer/lager

Heat oven to 375F. Sift the flour into a large bowl and then add the sugar, salt, baking powder, dill, and cheddar. Gradually pour in the beer and mix until just combined, do not over mix. The mixture will be quite thick and stretchy. (Ashley note: At this point it was pretty hard to mix but I was able to get it together.)

Divide the mixture into a 12 hole muffin tray and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. The outside should be crispy and a toothpick should come out clean.

Leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes before moving them onto a wire rack.

You can also divide the mixture into a large, 6 muffin tin or a loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.


CookiePie said...

Ooooh yum - those sound great! Perfect for tomato soup!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

So packed with flavor and so easy to make! I love these!

Anh said...

I like the idea of this bread!

Grace said...

i absolutely abhor beer, but this is a use for it that i can get behind! i love the heartiness of your rolls--nicely done!

Snooky doodle said...

yummy these look great !


Talita said...

I had mouth water just to see these pics! Looks so yummy!

Ricki said...

Beer bread is one of my favorites, and this looks like a particularly great version!

Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} said...

These sound delicious! I haven't made rolls in so long, I think these should mark my return :)

jd said...

Did someone say "beer?"

And "bread?"

Count me in!

Anonymous said...


That's going on the list to make - thanks for sharing!

Chef Fresco said...

Beer & cheese, how can you go wrong? Yum!

Vaala said...

These look seriously good and hearty. I love recipes involving beer! Makes me feel strong and manly (yes, even for a girl that can be a good thing at times)!!

Steph said...

I love dill and cheddar together! Those look yummy!

Pam said...

Beer + bread - my husband would be so happy if I made this for him.

Colleen said...

I LOVE these flavors together - i have only made it as a bread but now I want to try them as rolls!

Juliana said...

These rolls look very tasty...dill and cheddar cheese...yummie!

kimberleyblue said...

i have beer in my fridge all the time! i should definitely try making these. i really like how beer works well in breads.

and then add some cheese? well, that's heaven.

Kevin said...

Cheddar and dill is a great combo for breads and adding beer to the mix is a great idea!

Blue said...

I gave this a try, they didn't come out perfect the first time but I still ate them all. Made them again, they turned out even better. Thank you for the recipe. And @ CookiePie this is my favorite bread to make with tomato soup:
And use beer in it =D

eatme_delicious said...

Blue: Oooo that mustard bread looks amazing!! Saving that recipe for sure. Sorry to hear that these rolls didn't turn out the first time but that's good they did the second time.

saveur said...

Hi Ashley, I reverted back to the original recipe and made it as a loaf, but I thought it was pretty good. If I actually liked the taste of beer, it would've been great. My beer-lovin' friend raved about it though. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

do i need to make any adjustments if i live at 7,ooo ft?

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: I'm not sure, sorry. I'm sure you can google adjustments for high altitude baking though. :)