What do you do if you want to bake bread and don’t have yeast?
You use beer.
There is nothing to worry about as all the alcohol evaporates during the process, but the flavour remains, so it is recommended you use a light beer that is not too bitter.
Since there is no yeast there is also no need for double leavening so the preparation is quite fast.
A 330 ml bottle of beer
2.5 cups of self-rising flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Mix, cover and leave to leaven for 30 min*
Pour into loaf cake tins
Garnish with sunflower seeds or similar
Place in a 175ºC degree oven for 30-35 min until golden
* Add dried tomatoes, herbs (sage, hyssop & similar), olives (pitted), cranberries, raisins or sultanas to the dough
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