Recipe by tinaki99
This recipe was given to me by an Irish friend whom I met when we were living in Germany (the Irish and German factor explains the 'beer' ingredient). Very quick and easy to make - just mix the ingredients and put straight in the oven. My friend noted that dark beer works best. I like to sprinkle white and black sesame seeds on the bread, as it gives it that extra taste.
Top Review by Nose
Adding the seeds was a cool idea! I used poppy seeds. I was afraid they would burn, but they didn't, and they tasted great. My bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale was 355 ml, and I ended up using it all. I also used 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Yum.
- 3 cups plain flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 325 ml beer, at room temperature (1 bottle, dark beer works best)
1/4 cup seeds or grains of choice (optional)
- sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, etc
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add beer all at once (it foams a lot).
- Stir until just mixed.
- Put in a greased loaf pan. (Optional: Sprinkle bottom of pan with seeds of choice after greasing; then place dough in pan and sprinkle once again).
- Bake at 190oC (375oF) for 35-40 minutes.