13 1/2 ounces (about 2 3/4 cups) all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 ounces Monterrey Jack (or similar) cheese, cubed

3 fire roasted peppers, seeded and diced (about 1/4 cup)

2 tablespoons honey

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

12 ounces beer


  • 1)  QQQ Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • 2)  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine – you don’t want clumps of baking powder in the bread. Add the cheese and peppers and stir to distribute.
  • 3)  In a small pan, melt the butter and honey together. Add this to the flour mixture. Add the beer to the flour mixture and stir until everything is incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the loaf pan and spread it somewhat evenly in the pan.
  • 4)  Bake at 375°F for one hour. If you like, about 5 minutes before the bread is done, scrape up the remaining bits of butter and honey from the pan where you melted them, and brush this on top of the bread toencourage browning. If you don’t have enough butter left in the pan, melt a little more. Let the bread cool on a rack before slicing.