Wholemeal Beer Bread

    1 hour

    Remember that the flavour of the bread will change depending on the type of beer you use. So you might have to experiment with a few until you find the taste you like best. It's a great bread to serve with soups and stews.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 200g (7 oz) plain flour
    • 175g (6 oz) wholemeal flour
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 (330ml) can or bottle beer

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. Scrape dough into prepared loaf tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cocktail stick inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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    Absolutely gorgeous bread - very easy to make and it stayed fresh - in foil - for over a week. Highly recommended!  -  10 Oct 2011


    Used Erdinger Weisbier for the beer ingredient. A slightly stronger aftertaste came from it than I would have liked. Would appreciate any suggestions on a light beer to use.Other than that this bread was beautiful!  -  20 Sep 2009


    I love this bread. Its so quick and easy and works with savoury or sweet toppings. I added some sunflower seeds for extra texture and its beautiful toasted with butter and raspberry jam  -  26 Apr 2011