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Posted by tialys in Life in General, Occasional Domestication on February 7, 2021
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
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