Beer bread is my new favourite thing. I made some on the long weekend, I made a couple of loaves actually. It is super quick and easy to make and it tastes amazing. Living with two guys there is always beer in our fridge, which I’ve decided they now need to share with me (I don’t really drink beer) so I can make more bread. I made one loaf using Export Gold beer and another using Monteiths Golden Larger – the Montheiths beer rose a little higher, but was much the same consistency. The bread is topped with cheese and sunflower seeds which add a beautiful crunch and texture. I think this bread would make the perfect accompaniment to summer barbeques.
Serves 6 – 8
3 cups self raising flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
450ml lager, chilled
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup grated tasty cheese
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease and line a 7cm deep, 10cm x 26cm loaf tin.
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Pour in the beer and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared tin. Sprinkle the cheese and sunflower seeds over the top.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.