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Shiner "Holiday Cheer" Bread
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Posted December 14, 2011

Over the holidays, my son-in-law brought a six pack of Shiner’s Holiday Cheer seasonal beer. Neither Sheila nor I drink very much beer, so we didn’t taste it. When they opened a bottle of it, it had a very interesting smell: peaches and pecans! Paul left a couple of bottles with us when he and the family returned to Ft. Worth. I decided to try using it in my regular beer bread recipe. It took a few tries to get it just the way I wanted it, but I finally got it nailed down. It’s a really unique tasting bread; and you better try it while you can still get “Holiday Cheer!”


3 cups of A/P flour, sifted

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup honey

1 cup crushed pecans

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar (for topping)

1 tablespoon melted butter (for topping)


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, honey, pecans and cinnamon. Add one bottle of Shiner Holiday Cheer beer. Mix well.

Take a 9 X 5 glass baking dish, oil it well, and add the mixture to the dish.

Spread the dough out evenly, pour the melted butter over the top, and then sprinkle top generously with cinnamon sugar.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 195 degrees.

Remove from baking dish and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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