Beer Bread with Lemon & Thyme

Beer Bread with Lemon & Thyme

If like me, you have little experience with baking, the thought of making bread can be daunting. Stater doughs, yeasts, will it rise, will it flop – worryworryworry.

Adding beer to the bread dough takes the place of a yeast and is one of the simplest breads you can make. The beer’s bitterness dissipates during baking and is tempered by the sugar added.

Lemon zest, thyme and mature cheddar cheese elevate this bread into something special. I made this a bran rich bread. You can easily achieve similar results with ordinary white bread flour.

It takes minutes to mix up the dough and all you have to do is find something to occupy yourself with for an hour while the bread bakes to perfection. Easier than this, they don’t come.

Ingredients

3 cups sifted bran rich self raising flour

or

3 cups sifted flour + 3 t baking powder + 1 t salt

50 ml sugar

340 ml bottle beer

1/2 cup oil or melted butter (I used a mixture of olive & sunflower oil)

2 large lemons, zested

1 T thyme leaves removed from stalks

1/2 cup mature cheddar cheese, finely grated (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Grease a standard baking loaf tin.

Mix all ingredients together, till properly combined.

Pour batter into tin and bake for 1 hr or until skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 20 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.

Serve warm with cold butter.

 

serve warm with butter


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By | 2017-05-08T11:32:41+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Food, Recipe Index, Recipes|16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Simone August 23, 2011 at 4:58 am - Reply

    I love the look of that bread! Isn’t it funny how we all seem to be bread baking lately..:)

  2. Ishay August 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hey Simone. You are on a bread baking mission- going to check yours out just now!

  3. Astrid August 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Oh that sounds lovely! and does look even twice as lovely!
    why don’t you join the Monthly Mingle with it? http://www.journeykitchen.com/2011/08/yeasted-dough-monthly-mingle-august.html
    would be perfect for it I think! ;o)

    • Astrid August 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      oh sorry never mind, should have read the ingredients before, it just looked like a yeasted bread to me. my bad LOL!!

      • Ishay August 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm - Reply

        Hey Astrid. That’s ok…next time: heading for the yeast ūüėČ

  4. Granville Filosa August 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    great article! ill be stopping back! do you mind if i share this?

  5. Brewing beer at home August 25, 2011 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing.I was looking for this.

  6. PinkPolkaDot August 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    This looks easy to make but fabulous!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Jeanne @ CookSister! August 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Oh I LOVE beer bread! I do a similarly cheesy one ūüôā Nervous of yeast baking but not at all so with beer bread :))

  8. Tools for the Barbeque September 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing.I was searching for this.

  9. Rosa September 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    An exciting cake and combination of ingredients/flavors!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com

  10. Sonia Cabano March 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I so love the sound of this recipe Ishay – I googled beer bread and there your recipe popped up! Well done, looks gorgeous as always.

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