Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread #BreadBakers

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Bread

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread packed with cheese and kissed with fresh ground black pepper and maple sugar. Full flavor for any meal, cheese board or snack.

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Our August challenge…

Use peppers in any form: fresh, dried, ground, hot or sweet, your bread should contain peppers of some sort.

Thank you Sue from  Palatable Pastime for hosting this event! Visit Sue soon and show her some Bread Baker love!

I admit this started out as a difficult challenge for me. I’m not big on spicy foods so chilies were pretty much out. Bell peppers and roasted reds are great ON bread, flatbread or pizza.
But I am a fan of fresh cracked black pepper. The only way to eat it is fresh ground. The taste and aroma speak for themselves. Lemon Pepper Pasta is a favorite here. Of course it needs to be homemade. Smothered in Parm cheese.

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Bread
So naturally a Parmesan Cracked Pepper bread sounds good. A Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread with a touch of maple sugar sounds divine! I hope you agree.

Parm Cracked Pepper Bread

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread #BreadBakers

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons maple sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 12-ounce dark beer, at room temperature
  • 1 egg beaten with water for egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine flours, sugar, salt, pepper, baking powder and cheese in large bowl.
  • Pour beer in a steady stream while stirring mixture to make a thick batter.
  • Scrape batter into a well-greased and floured loaf pan. Level the batter.
  • Brush the loaf top with egg wash. Sprinkle with Parmesan and pepper.
  • Place on center rack of oven and back until center registers 200 degrees, top of the loaf is nicely browned. This bread is a little on the dense side, so don’t rely on a “hollow” sound alone. Average bake time is 45 minutes.
  • Let the loaf cool in the pan on a wire rack about 10 minutes before removing it. A denser bread uses the extra time in the pan to finish baking so the center is not gummy. When ready, turn bread out onto the wire rack to finish cooling. Resist cutting the bread until cooled. Cutting hot bread releases too much moisture.
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Food for Thought…What kinds of peppers would you bake in, on or spread on bread? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment below!

Enjoy all these great takes on pepper lovers bread ideas from Bread Bakers!

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31 Responses to Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread #BreadBakers

  1. Renee says:

    I haven’t had a good beer bread in a long time. Nice one with fresh cracked pepper!
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  2. Patti says:

    I’ve only had acini di pepe in soup but this looks like a really great way to serve it too. Of course, I, like so many, love southwest flavors so this dish totally appeals to me. It would be great for a pot luck dinner.
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  3. Farrah says:

    That’s such an awesome group (+ great motivation to make bread, which I don’t do nearly enough x_x ). That bread looks super good! <3

  4. Stacy says:

    Maple syrup and beer PLUS cheese and cracked pepper? Sounds and looks like a fabulous loaf, Cindy!
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  7. Julie says:

    I love beer bread but have never made it from scratch. I’ll be giving this recipe a try!
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  8. Wonderful sounding quick bread. I love black pepper with cheese!
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  9. Kalyani says:

    loved the loaf and especially the addition of the black pepper….

  10. Hello Cindy, your loaf looks beautiful, flavours sound amazing. I have never baked a beer bread yet and now I am inspired to bake one. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I haven’t made beer bread in forever and now I need too. I love that you added cheese to it.
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  12. Mayuri Patel says:

    I’ve never had a beer bread. Adding cheddar and pepper must be making it extra flavourful.

  13. Beer bread with Parm and Cracked Pepper is such a great idea! Lovely pick for the theme!
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  14. Beer must have given great texture and flavour to bread……. Cracked pepper sounds delicious…..

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  16. Pavani says:

    What a yummy yummy bread that is Cindy. Freshly ground pepper is always the BEST.

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