This is not my recipe! Let me get that out of the way immediately. Although I suspect I may have inspired it!!!!!!!!
I am not a big beer drinker. A bottle once in a while is more than enough for me. On a recent sunny evening, Alfie opened two bottles of beer, and poured me some….. but I forgot to finish it!
Next day, Alfie who is generally the breadmaker in this house was preparing to make some, I suggested incorporating the half bottle of beer into the bread making scene! It was taken on board!
We loved the result of the experiment but it got further ‘thumbs up’ when we had family here and the 13 year old nephew particularly liked it, and ate lots!
- 1 lb Spelt Wholegrain flour
- 1 lb Spelt White flour
- 2 level tsp bread soda
- 2 tsp sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 lb pinhead oatmeal or porridge flakes
- 150 ml 8 Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Add in the beer. And then here is the mystery part…. add in enough Buttermilk til you have the ‘right’ consistency. What’s the right ‘consistency’? “Not too wet, not too dry” is what I’m told.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 – 50 mins.
Give it a shot…. it is delicious toasted, spread with some Lime Marmalade.