A delicious quick bread made with club soda to achieve a dense, chewy center that contrasts beautifully with its buttery, crunchy crust. It only takes five minutes to prepare and in an hour you’ll have a delicious golden loaf. You won't be able to eat just one slice!
This is a variation of my recipe for beer bread. Beer bread is a delicious bread, but I’ve found some may worry about the alcohol content. I get it. But the alcohol cooks off. Just like how I make my chocolate chip cookies with bourbon, I find I have to explain that vanilla is made with vodka and no one seems concerned with it. But rather than go on and on about the beer, I decided to post this recipe which uses club soda.
A little brown sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness. This club soda bread is soft, dense, chewy, flavorful, and has a perfect, crunchy, and buttery crust. It’s freaking incredible.
This is so simple to make that you'll find yourself whipping it up whenever you want a crunchy crusted, buttery tasting, slightly sweet, delicious loaf of bread in one hour.
Pouring half the butter on top of the batter in the pan ensures a crunchy top. This bread calls for a 9x5 loaf pan, otherwise, the butter will spill out as the bread bakes. I found that out the hard way when making this recipe. As a precaution, I suggest you place the loaf pan on a baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup before baking.
After the club soda bread is baked, turn it out onto a rack to cool and try to refrain from picking at the crunchy topping. Slather a piece with butter and enjoy.
I love to serve a slice of club soda bread with one of my soup or stew recipes. It's also perfect with a bowl of chili. You can also use this to make an incredible grilled cheese.
Give this bread a try. No "knead" to fuss over it because it's easy.
Want more bread recipes? Try:
- Single rise white bread
- Homemade monkey bread
- The best oatmeal bread ever
- Quick easy cheddar cheese bread
- Perfectly soft and fluffy dinner rolls
- Irish soda bread
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Club Soda BreadPRINT PIN
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon fine salt
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- 12 ounces club soda
- 4 tablespoons butter plus a a teaspoon or so for greasing pan melted - See Notes
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Butter a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside. You can use a little of the melted butter to do this. Just pour a little in the pan and grease the pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine well.
- Add half of the melted butter and the club soda. Mix until just combined with a spatula. Batter will be lumpy and dense.
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan and even out with the spatula. I don't like to smooth the top because those uneven little bumps make an incredible crunchy topping.
- Pour the remaining melted butter on top. If you want to ensure no butter oozes out onto your oven floor, you can line a baking sheet with foil and place the pan on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Turn out the bread on a cooling rack and let cool.
- Serve plain, with butter, or whatever else trips your fancy.
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