I was inspired to make this bread from childhood visits to the Suffolk coast and to Southwold, the home of Adnams Ale, who make a lovely dark beer called Broadside. The recipe makes 2 loaves but those who wish to make a single loaf the quantities to do this are in brackets in the ingredients section. In the picture I baked one loaf in a 500g (1lb) loaf tin and the other loaf in a 7 inch (or 6 inch) loose bottomed high sided cake tin to make the bread more interesting. However, the traditional method of using a Banneton for the second rise and a free standing bake on a baking tray works equally well. Using the 6 inch tin give a higher loaf.
This very popular with the family. The bread is great with sweet and savoury items. - 25 Aug 2015