Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls

I came across this recipe for no knead beer bread over at Munchkin Mail. Lysy made some gorgeous Garlic Beer Bread Rolls, which I wanted to make as soon as I saw them. The original recipe by Farmgirl Susan was for a crusty Beer Bread with Sharp Cheddar & Fresh Dill. I decided to combine the two and make some really tasty rolls to serve with soup. The rolls were really crisp, but soft and aromatic in the inside.

Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls

3 cups plain flour
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp dried dill
1 cup mature cheddar, finely grated
300ml beer/lager

1 egg & 2 tsp water, beaten

Heat oven to 375f/190c/gas mark 5. Sift the flour into a large bowl and then add the sugar, salt, baking powder, dill, and cheddar. Gradually pour in the beer and mix until just combined, do not over mix. The mixture will be quite thick and stretchy.

Divide the mixture into a 12 hole muffin tray and brush with the glaze(optional) and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. The outside should be crispy and a skewer should come out clean.

Leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes before moving them onto a wire rack.

Best served warm.

You can also divide the mixture into a large, 6 muffin tin or a loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.

Lysy used a bottle of Budweiser in her rolls, but I just bought a can of Tyskie Premium Lager, which is a fairly cheap Polish lager. I knew I had made a good purchase when I was complimented on my choice by the Czech girl on the till, who said it was great to see a girl drinking proper beer. When I told her that I was making bread with it she was very interested and after a bit of conversation, she told me she was working until 7 o'clock, just in case I had finished baking it by then!


  1. Homemade rolls are the best! And pretty much so is anything with dill in it!

  2. this looks amazing. gonna try the garlic ones as well - thanks for the link!

  3. Hi Amanda, I like dill too. I love it in potato salad, yum!

    Hi Arundathi, I will be trying the garlic rolls too. Can you imagine how good they would be, warm with pasta?

  4. I love any cheddar-based bread, but adding dill and beer into the mix? Sounds solid to me

  5. I was hoping you'd publish this recipe when I read your last post. :) Look wonderful

  6. Hi Mike, I knew they would be delicious as soon as I read the recipe. Graham wasn't so sure, or so he said before he went on to eat a ton of them and saying how good they were!

    Maybe I should add a cliffhanger more often Wendy :)

  7. They certainly sound interesting! Could you taste the lager, or were they "just" biscuits?

  8. Beer? This sounds great. Wonder if hubby would notice..

  9. Sounds delicious, Holler! I made beer bread once... way before I started blogging, LOL. Have also made stout cupcakes which were tasty!

  10. This recipe was worth the wait. Just gorgeous Holler. I will be making these soon! I adore savory biscuits and rolls.

  11. yum - I love beer bread and love your version but can't bear to turn on the oven at the moment in this heat!

  12. MMMM. I love bread and am always down for a no-knead recipe! I think it's why I love Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day so much! Great recipe! Can I work at the counter at your local market so I can beg you for fresh bread?

  13. These sound phenomenal! I love beer bread, and making it into rolls is genius! I'm bookmarking this right now. :)

  14. Oh wow these are so fluffy and delish looking!!


  15. I'm not much of a baker...but I'm a good eater. These look delicious. Very biscuit-y.

  16. I've got to get into making bread. It makes so much economic sense and it's much tastier!

    This looks like a good way in. Cheers for the yummy inspiration!

  17. Yuuuuuuuuum I really want to eat these!! And the fact that they're no knead makes me want them even more.

  18. Oh those look so good. I make my own whole wheat dinner rolls and then I glaze them with butter, garlic salt, and paprika. Very good.


  19. Wow, this certainly sounds interesting. I think the rolls have gained a place on my to bake list. Bet they'd go great with a hearty stew :D

    Katie xox

  20. Wow, Holler, those rolls look incredible! So flaky and so many nooks and crannies! YUM!

  21. Didja say BEER?
    Oh, hon. These look positively fabulous. A must have with soup, I'm sure!

  22. Ooh - these look interesting Holler. I love the look of the texture and the flavour of Cheddar and dill must have been great!

  23. I liked the Czech girl's response.

    Bread making gets you friends!

  24. I've never tried baking with beer, yet :)

  25. Chilli and dill bread beer roles? DROOL!!! Superb bread my friend, absolutely delicious. Yum. Over and out.

    David x

  26. So glad you liked the bread - it's amazing isn't it!? I'm really keen to try some other flavours too - I suppose you could adapt to suit whatever soup you fancied!

  27. Hi Davimack, you couldn't really taste the lager in the rolls. I suppose it is juat replacing the yeast. These had a lot of flavour to them anyway, but I think I would have to try plain rolls to really find out.

    I don't think he would notice Beth :)

    Stout cupcakes! Now they sound interesting Jenny. I am now thinking along the lines of Davimack, did you taste it ?

    I hope you enjoy them Lisa :)

    I have little sympathy Johanna, LOL :D

    I am now intrigued by the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Apples! Sounds good.

    I do hope you try them Ricki :)

    Thanks Maria :)

    These are so easy, you just wouldn't believe it Joan You have to try them :)

    That's ok Jen :)

    It is tempting isn't it Ashley? Now I know how simple they are, I will be making them a lot :)

    Nice glaze for those rolls Anon! I will have to keep that in mind :)

    Oh yeah, they would go great with stew Katie. Spread with butter, Mmmmm!

    I know, I am getting hungry thinking about them Jenn :)

    Yep, beer Lo! You are tempted, aren't you?

    It was a really good flavour combination Antonia, I used lovely strong cheddar.

    It was a nice little moment Charlotte. I am often taken aback when people are so unexpectedly friendly and chatty. Not everyone is.

    Try it Cynthia, go on :)

    I didn't have chilli in them David, but know you have me thinking :)

    Thank you for the recipe Lysy, it is truly ingenius :)

  28. Cheddar, dill and beer all baked into one bread? It sounds great!

  29. Thanks Kevin, they are really, really good :)

  30. So easy and delicious for a cold winter day! The flavors are perfect together. What a great idea!


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