3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 can beer (approx. 400 ml or 14 oz; just rinse out the can with water to make up the volume); donít use low-alcohol beer 1 handful (about Ĺ cup) grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius or 375 degrees. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and beer in a large bowl until well combined. Tip into a large 12 x 21 centimeter or 8 x 4.5 non-stick or well-greased loaf tin, or two 8 x 15 centimeter or 7 3/8 x 3 5/8 tins. Sprinkle the top with grated cheese. Bake the large loaf for 50-60 minutes, the two smaller loaves for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. Cooking time in a fan forced oven is slightly less. Tip out and cool on a wire rack before slicing. This bread keeps well and also makes excellent toast. Authorís note: This bread is wonderful with a hearty winter soup or stew, or we make it to have with a barbeque dinner. Itís a great standby recipe when you have guests and realize youíve run out of bread! Webmanager's note: If my conversions are not right, please notify me with the correct information. Thanks!