Thursday, 28 July 2011

Bread - Cheese and Beer


500g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
3tbsp castor sugar
125g cheddar cheese
340ml beer (a can in South Africa, just less than a can everywhere else!)
50ml sesame or sunflower seeds

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Grease a small loaf tin
  • Sift flour, sugar and salt together in a mixing bowl
  • Stir in the cheese and beer (you can add a little water if the dough is still too dry)
  • Mix until all the flour has been moistened and the dough forms a cohesive mass. I had to use my hands for this. Do not over-knead!
  • Transfer the dough to the loaf tin, sprinkle with seeds and place in the pre-heated oven
  • Test with a skewer after about one hour when the top is golden brown – if the skewer comes out clean, remove from oven
  • Leave for 15 minutes to cool
  • Serve with plenty of butter