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Beer and Cheese Soda Bread

2 Reviews

About the bake

This deliciously soft loaf is great for all the beer lovers out there. With rich undertones of cheese and beer, this loaf would be a real treat to bake for Father's Day, or even an alternative choice of bread for a Ploughman's lunch. Plus, no yeast is required for this recipe due to the inclusion of the beer. Choose your favourite hard cheese (cheddars work best) and a lighter beer. Light lagers work best so the flavour is not overpowering. If you have a 500ml bottle, you'll have enough left over for a little drink while you bake!

130Total Time
30Prep Time
1Bake Time
1Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan, 375°F, gas mark 5)

  2. Step 2:

    Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and fry onions for 10 minutes until brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper and garlic cook for 1 minute.

  3. Step 3:

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in to large bowl. Using a whisk; make a well in center, add onion mixture, cheese and beer to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the mix into a well greased loaf pan and drizzle 1 tbsp of melted butter over the top.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake for 35 minutes. Drizzle the remaining butter over the loaf and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the centre. Let the loaf cool for 5 minutes then turn out of the pan and on to a cooling rack.

Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 0.5 Onion(s) (chopped finely, a cup of)
    • 0.25 tsp Pepper (fresh, ground)
    • 1 tbsp Garlic clove(s) (minced)
    • 450g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 3 tbsp Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 2 tsp Baking powder
    • 1 tsp Sea salt
    • 115g Monterey jack cheese (grated)
    • 350ml Beer
    •  Oil (spray, for cooking)
    • 2 tbsp Butter (unsalted) (melted)

Utensils

  • Frying pan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Loaf tin
  • Toothpick
  • Cooling rack

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