The smell of homemade bread baking fresh from the oven is one of the most delicious scents you can have you in your kitchen. Homemade bread can be a time consuming project on some days, however, and you might not feel up to breaking out the yeast and waiting through a few hours’ rising time before you are able to eat that bread. One solution is to whip by a batch of beer bread to hold you over. Beer bread is a quick bread that uses beer to give it a yeasty smell and flavor that is surprisingly similar to regular yeast breads. Like Irish soda breads – another type of quick bread that also needs no rising time – beer breads can be made easily on very short notice, leaving you with a batch of amazing bread any time you want it. I have a great recipe for a Basic Beer Bread over at the Craftsy Blog (it’s free!) that is versatile enough to be paired with sweet and savory foods.