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Worcester sauce and ale loaf

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A beautiful rich combination of worcester sauce and ale completes this loaf. This is best served warm with strong cheese, pickled onions and chutney.

Key Information

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  • Serves:1
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Country grain bread flour (we like Allinson) Country grain bread flour
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Seed and grain white bread flour (we like Allinson) Seed and grain white bread flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  • 2tsp 2tsp Sunflower oil
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce Worcestershire sauce
  • 115ml 4 fl oz Ale mild or stout
  • 115ml 4 fl oz Warm water
  • 1¼tsp 1¼tsp Easy bake yeast (we like Allinson)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl and sprinkle the yeast over.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix to a soft dough with the oil, egg, worcestershire sauce, ale and water.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tsp 2tsp Sunflower oil
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce Worcestershire sauce
    • 115ml 4 fl oz Ale mild or stout
    • 115ml 4 fl oz Warm water
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Shape as desired and put into an appropriate greased tin.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cover and leave to prove until double in size.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Place in an oven preheated to 220°C (200°C, gas mark 7) and immediately turn the oven down to 200°C (180°C, gas mark 6) and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    When cooked the loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack before slicing.