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Lazy Sunday

Mr. Tialys likes making bread but he’s either busy working or sorting out the garden at the moment.

I like eating bread but I find making it a faff.

Mr. Tialys also likes beer and when I found out I could make bread with these three ingredients plus a bit of melted butter

and without having to do any of this


Kneading Bread

Photo by Nadya Spetnitskaya on Unsplash

I was uncharacteristically spurred into domestic action  – although not much action as all you do is mix the flour with a bit of sugar and the beer, pour it into a loaf tin and put it in the oven for 50 minutes.

I’m sure most of you are already on to this but it was a revelation to me and, although I will still welcome some well kneaded and twice proved bread – made by somebody else – this will definitely be my go to recipe for when I need some easy peasy bread to go with a stew or a bowl of soup.

Have you ever made beer bread and, if so, what did you think? If not, do you fancy giving it a try?  Or are you of the ‘finding kneading dough therapeutic’ persuasion?

I hope you’re having a lazy Sunday too.


Recipe (courtesy of Jamie Oliver)

375g self raising flour

330g bottle of beer – we use English beer of course, the maltier the better (or a hoppy one if you prefer)

3 teaspoons of sugar

Mix all ingredients together with a spoon and pour the batter in a greased loaf tin

Pour a little melted butter over the top

 Put in oven 180°C/360°F for 50 minutes until golden brown



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