The poacher's loaf is inspired by our local brewery, Hall and Woodhouse, who make Badger Beer. One of their ales is the Poacher's Choice which is a traditional dark beer that has a super flavour. I use a mix of two flours to make the bread, strong white and Maltstar strong flour, and they come from our local mill in the village of Cann made by Mr N R Stoate and Sons. You can make this loaf using a beer similar to Poacher's Choice if you are unable to source it from your local shops. This recipe makes two loaves of bread.
The flavour and texture of the bread can be altered by changing the flour types and quantities to make the flour total 750g. Also, use a different type of beer. Have fun experimenting.
Nothing nicer than eating homemade sourdough beer bread. Yum! - 12 Feb 2015