Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.
Everyone should have a couple of quick bread recipes in their repertoire. And this one is a classic: basic beer bread with the added bonus of bacon, cheddar, and thyme. As with all great recipes, this one is totally customizable to your taste—a few quickly sautéed chilies and sweet peppers, a few kernels of corn, or some sliced chives all make great additions. Just make sure to not fall into the trap of loading on too many extras.