3 1/4 cups flour

4 tbs. sugar

1 tbs. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 12 oz. regular beer (not light)

4 cups  sharp white cheddar cheese (grated)

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced pepperoni (cut pieces in half)

1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. of water


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oven rack should be in the middle of the oven.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in cheddar cheese and pepperoni. Add beer in slowly and mix with wooden spoon until combined.

3. On a floured board, knead dough into a round ball shape. Using a sharp knife, make an X shape on top of the loaf. Take egg wash and brush over the entire loaf. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on the outside of loaf.

4. Bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Use a toothpick to check if bread is completely cooked. Toothpick should be dry when removed.