This is a quick and really simple recipe to make a delicious loaf of sweet, beer infused bread.
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 1hr 15 mins
What you’ll need:
375 grams of flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
50 grams of sugar
340ml of good quality beer
60 grams of melted butter
In terms of equipment, a large mixing bowl, scales, loaf tin (2lb), wooden spoon and a sieve is all you need. If you are using self-raising flour you won’t need to add salt or baking powder.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C
Pour your flour into the sieve and sift into a large bowl on your scales to 375 grams. Add baking powder, salt, sugar and mix.
Add 340ml of beer, the better quality the beer the more flavour your bread will have. Mix well until you have a smooth, thick creamy batter with a strong beer smell.
Grease your loaf pan and pour the mixture in.
Melt the butter in a pan and pour into the loaf tin on top of your mixture. Adding the butter over the top will help you get that thick, crunchy crust that you see in the pictures, if you prefer your bread a little softer, mix the butter in at step 3.
Bake for 1 hour, the smell whilst it’s baking is fantastic, then allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the tin.
Your finished loaf will take on all the flavours of the beer used; we used a Weird Beard Brewery Decadence Stout which produced a dark, sweet bread packed with baked raisin, rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavour. We also baked one using an Oakham Green Devil IPA, which created an intense creamy loaf with lots of citrus and grassy notes and a big hop flavour.
Experiment with different beers and let us know how your bread comes out in the comments below.