Jane Wyatt’s Beer Bread

My movie star cooking blog Silver Screen Suppers was ten years old yesterday.  Crikey!  I did a post about my top 50 film star recipes, and this was one.  I had no idea how easy it would be to make bread with beer.  No mucking around with yeast, wondering if your water is warm enough to activate it, or too hot and will KILL IT.  With beer, the beer does all the work.  Magic.

I soooooooo recommend trying this.  First time I made beer bread, I made it with Hammerton’s Islington:

Jane Wyatt's Beer Bread with Hammerton's Islington

Second time with Hammerton’s Pentonville.

Jane Wyatt's Beer Bread with Hammerton's Pentonville

Next time around, I’m going to try it with Life On Mars I think…

Life on Mars

Thanks Jane!  I love your bread recipe…

Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt’s Beer Bread

(Makes 1 loaf)

¼ cup butter

3 cups self-raising flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 can beer*

Melt butter in preheated 325 degrees (160 degrees C) oven.  Mix together remaining ingredients; pat into a greased loaf pan.  Drizzle melted butter over bread dough.  Bake at same temperature 1 hour.

* I used one 330ml bottle of Hammerton beer and 1 and1/2 tablespoons water.  I baked my bread at 140 C as I have a fan oven.

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