5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
12 ounces beer
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs, if desired
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; blend well. Pour in sour cream and beer and mix thoroughly without beating.
Grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish or similar size pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour mixture into pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove and brush top with 1 tablespoon margarine. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes longer or until browned.