Beery Bread

I don't bake, and yet this is my second 'baking recipe' on this blog. It must be inspiring me!

Anyway, I found the most incredible recipe on Ali's blog and I was so so excited to try it. I mean, beer in bread? Honey in bread? NO KNEADING? I was sold. Seriously sold.

However, as always, I didn't have all the ingredients and so this has morphed into my own version of the recipe and I am pretty dang proud of it! If I was selling my house, I would use this recipe because a) fresh bread anyone?, b) it smells straight up like beer, and c) fresh bread and cookies are renowned for selling houses.

Beery Bread

2 1/2 cups strong white flour, sieved
1/2 cup chickpea flour, sieved
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt, ground
350ml beer or lager (I used IPA)
1/4cup honey (I used blossom honey for a floral element)
2 tbsp butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Microwave the honey so its more fluid, and combine the beer and honey with the wet ingredients in parts, mixing between each pour
  4. Once all combined, melt the butter in the microwave for 5-8seconds 
  5. Use half the butter to line the inside of a loaf tin, and then add the batter
  6. Pour the remaining butter on top of the batter and ensure all is covered
  7. Cook for 40 - 70mins, checking at regular intervals with a toothpick to see if it is baked throughout.
Now, for the tricky bit. The original recipe called for 40-50mins in the oven, but at 40mins, mine was nowhere near done. I have an old oven, but the fan is awesome and therefore I'm not 100% sure why mine ended up taking over an hour in the oven, but it did. I know the chickpea flour wouldn't affect it, so just use your instinct and the knowledge of your oven and go from there.

I would totally recommend adding cheddar or garlic, or maybe even seeds to this bread because it could definitely go more savoury. As it stands at the moment, Sam's first comment was 'oh my gosh, if we had Nutella right now I would be in HEAVEN!', so that's a start.

Let me know if you cook this, tag it as #lobakes on Insta and I'll be sure to go looking!

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