I haven’t posted anything savoury on the blog for an eternity, I’m going to take a leap of faith and say for about 2 years?? Thats far to long! We all know this girl loves a sweet treat but sometime you can’t bet something savoury, am I right? You know I am 🙂 Especially when you live and breath sugary baked goods. So it brings me great joy to deliver this Beer Bread to your computer screens, or whatever device you are looking at the blog on 🙂
I happened to find myself with a half a bottle of left over Beer, that had been sitting out all night. So instead of pouring it down the sink, I thought yeah baby, I could do with some freshly bread for an afternoon snack!! Which sadly turned into my dinner, because I could get enough of it and kept eating till I could eat no more. The bread is best eaten as soon as it comes out of the oven, its soft and crunch and just down right awesome. I had some more today and it was still good but no where near as good as last night. I ate it with some cheese and some AMAZING tomato relish, that I had been given by a wonderful lady who lives in Tasmania. She sent some of her relish back with my dad and a few beautifully hand written recipes. That I can’t wait to bake and show you all. If the recipes are as good as this relish, we are all in for such a treat. I’m trying to get the recipe for the relish, yep its that good. It should be award winning, hey it probably is, I’ll have to ask her.
I know your not all as lucky to eat this bread with the relish I got to eat it with, but I’m sure you can find something half as good to go with it. Even some butter would be pretty fantastic, who doesn’t love bread and butter!! What do you love on your freshly baked bread??? Details people?
- 2 ½ cups self raising flour
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup of beer
- Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar and salt.
- Pour in the olive oil and the beer then place in an electric beater with a dough hook attached, knead for 10 mins.
- Place in an oiled bowl and cover with glad wrap.
- Leave to rise in a warm place, it should double in size.
- Pre heat oven to 180C
- Remove the dough from the bowl and knead a couple of times by hand.
- Work into the desired shape and place onto a tray.
- Bake for 30 mins or until it sounds hollow.