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Easy cheesy corn beer bread

 In Baked Goods, Bread, Recipes, South African Cooking, Vegetarian

This easy, cheesy beer bread with fresh corn is simply delicious and is perfect as a side dish at a barbecue or when served with comforting chili.

Easy cheesy corn beer bread

So there goes winter. Gone are the icy days spent snuggled up in a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. *sob* BUT Hellloooo spring! As much as I love winter, nothing beats spring in my eyes. The air is crisp and fresh, the trees are sporting bright green buds and beautiful blossoms and there’s a floral fragrance in the air. And even though I’m dreading the heat of summer (it’s been said that we can expect a scorcher), I am absolutely relishing in the beauty of spring.

Easy cheesy corn beer breadAs we will no-doubtedly be spending more and more time outdoors braaing (barbecueing) and enjoying the lovely weather, I’ve been sprucing up my side dish repertoire because soon it will be the season where you are asked to bring something along. And even though I usually fall back on one of the many salad recipes I love, I like to bring a little something different every now and then and this easy, cheesy corn beer bread is a winner. You all know the intense love I have for my bacon corn bread recipe  and this one is very similar but it has the added benefit of being suitable for Vegetarians as well. Now everyone can join in on the fun!

Easy cheesy corn beer breadAs mentioned, I usually serve this as a side dish at a barbecue but it’s equally delicious as a side dish to comforting chili or other stews to mop up the juice but honestly you guys, thick slices of this beer bread slathered in butter is the best way to eat this bread and is pretty much my idea of Heaven.

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This easy, cheesy beer bread with fresh corn is simply delicious and is perfect as a side dish at a barbecue or when served with comforting chili.
Recipe type: Beer bread, Bread, Easy bread, Baking, Baked goods
Serves: 1 standard loaf
  • 1 x 330ml (standard size) beer of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºc and line a 25cmx15cm loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the milk and mix well.
  3. Add the milk, a little at time, mixing until the batter is thick and smooth.
  4. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and place in the oven.
  5. Bake for 60-90 minutes, checking to see if the bread is cooked after 60 minutes. Test by inserting a skewer, if it comes out clean the bread is cooked.
  6. If the bread is browning too fast, loosely cover it with a piece of foil and continue baking.
  7. When the bread is cooked, remove it from the oven and allow to cool.

More easy bread recipes you will love:

Cheese and herb beer bread 

Cheese and herb beer bread

Bacon corn bread 

Bacon corn bread

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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Showing 14 comments
  • Sabrina

    This sounds delicious and I love your photography!!

  • Cathy |

    i think this would be perfect in any season. good as a side for grilled steak or chicken, or perfectly paired with chili or stews. can’t wait to try!

    • Alida Ryder

      It is definitely super versatile. Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it Cathy! 🙂

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    Easy and cheesy are two of my favorite words! I’ll bet it made the house smell yummy too!

    • Alida Ryder

      Mine too! 🙂 Yep, the whole house was filled with the aroma of freshly baked cheesy bread. Yum!

  • Katrina

    Your cheesy cornbread looks FAB! So much flavour!

  • Jenni

    Is any beer fine to use?

    • Alida Ryder

      I would stick to lagers or pale ales. Average commercial beers are usually best in these kinds of recipes. As I’m in South Africa I used a Castle Lager.

  • Nicole

    This bread looks so tasty. I always make beer bread plain but I love the addition of cheese and corn. I will definitely try this recipe!

    • Alida Ryder

      I’m so glad you think so Nicole. It’s a goodie. Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it!

  • Reply

    My husband’s favorite meal for fall is chili and cornbread Alida! And this cheesy cornbread sounds delicious! Love the addition of the smoked paprika. Can’t wait to try!

    • Alida Ryder

      This bread will be perfection with chili. I hope your husband loves it. 😉

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