Easy Flower Pot Herbal Beer Bread

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Flower pot herbal beer bread. We used to sell these at the herb shop as a gift kit, but you can easily make them yourself. All you need is a terracotta pot and ingredients for the bread.

Flower Pot Herbal Beer Bread

What a fun gift this would be. A flower pot with beer bread mix inside. Just add herbs, beer and melted buter.

I’m using a quick beer bread recipe, because it is super easy and you can add any herbs that you like. Since I’m not a huge bread baker I can only guess that this would work with a number of bread recipes.

Make a quick herbal bread in this clay pot. Cover the hole with foil.

If your pot has a hole in the bottom, cover it with a piece of foil. My husband really like the moistness of this beer bread, which has a muffin or biscuit like texture. Even though it doesn’t have any preservatives, it held up in a plastic bag for several days. Maybe it’s the beer?

Grease pot with butter and place dough inside. Flower Pot Bread ~ gardenmatter.com

Make sure you grease the pot with butter, so that the dough does not stick to the pot.

Give this as a gift by combining the flour and spices together in a bag, and place it in a clean pot, tied up with a bow. Add a tag telling the recipient to add beer, butter and fresh herbs or dried herbs in the flour mix.

Baked Bread in Pot- Flower Pot Herbal Beer Bread - gardenmatter.com

Remember when swapping dried herbs with fresh you should increase the amount by three. For example, 1 T of dried basil would equal 3 T of fresh.

Baked Bread in Pot & Gift Pot ~ Flower Pot Herbal Beer Bread ~ gardenmatter.com

I could see this at a garden party with mini pots. One for each guest. Wouldn’t that be fun!

Easy Flower Pot Herbal Beer Bread

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Serves: 6-8

<span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>This is a fun idea where you can bake bread in a terracotta flower pot. Alternatively you can place the ingredients in a plastic bag along with a bottle of beer and add a bow to give as a gift.</span>
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 bottle of beer (12 oz.)
  1. Place a piece of foil to cover the hole in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Grease the entire inside with butter
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Transfer to greased pot.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

This is a fun gift to make. Just gather ingredients for a quick bread and place them in a plastic bag inside a flower pot. Add a tag with instructions to make Bread in a Flower Pot.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. This is great! I may try it with a few of my own bread recipes. It would make a wonderful gift!

    • Thanks Karen!
      I think so and it’s easy to make. I’m not a big baker but have to wonder how a more traditional bread recipe would come out.
      Thanks for stopping by,

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