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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