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Make This Your Bread and Butter Gift

A great idea for a gift that keeps on giving (flavor, that is), especially as comfort food during the cold winter months, is a basket of fresh bread and butter.

Below, you’ll find a tasty beer bread recipe, as well as three delectable flavored butter recipes—garlic herb, roasted red pepper, and cranberry orange—all of which are easy to whip up in no time. So whether your gift recipients like sweet or salty, they’re sure to love these creamy, tasty toppings atop the fresh, flavorful bread!

Spread the Cheer Beer Breadbeerbread
Makes 1 loaf


  • Butter or shortening
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 12 ounces beer of your choice, room-temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a medium-sized loaf pan with the butter or shortening.
  2. Whisk together the sugar and flour until well blended, add the beer, and stir until combined into a thick batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour. Remove, and let cool.


Flavored Butters
Makes 4 ounces each

Garlic Herb Butter garlicherb


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Roasted Red Pepper Butter roastedredpepper


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Cranberry Orange Butter orangecranberry


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons medium orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Butter Instructions:

  1. For each butter recipe, combine all of the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse.
  2. Place the flavored butter into jars, and refrigerate.


After you’re done making your homemade bread and butter, make sure to give your foods the stylish treatment they deserve—print out these butter labels and bread tag, and affix them to your gift to increase the wow factor even more!

Try these recipes, and let us know what you think! Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMbites.

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