Want to be able to make an impressive bread? One that is easy as well? then here you go!
- 325g of Malted Blend stoneground wholemeal flour
- 125g of plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbps of Demerara sugar
- 50g of butter
- 1 tbsp (heaped) baking soda
- 300ml of Guinness
- 150ml of milk
- 2 tbsp of treacle
Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl (except the soda) and rub in the butter until the mixture is even and looks like breadcrumbs, lifting as you go. Add the soda to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Add Guinness, milk and treacle to the dry mix and mix until you have an even wet mix. Put in a baking tin and bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour until risen and hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire tray.
This bread is so easy to make and there is no proving etc. It is quite a heavy bread but cut thinly it is delicious with cheese, pate or soups. Or simply with some good butter!