Beer & Nuts Bread

You know how sometimes you are left without any bread at the house?

These days we all stay at home, and only go out when it is necessary, for as little time as possible and with all the protection available.

It was nearly two weeks since we went out to purchase food and we were left with no fruits, vegetables or bread. 

My friend, Aatef, suggested that I baked bread myself, he even passed me his recipe but I had no yeast at home, only baking powder.

I decided to take advantage of my visit to the supermarket and while buying some bread, to get some yeast, just in case.

So off I go to the super and guess what?

No yeast in the supermarket!

It was all gone! obviously I’m not the only smart person in town but I was definitely a slower one.

While in the supermarket, I remembered my sister Ayelet mentioned she had baked bread out of beer, and since I found no yeast, I thought- what the heck, I’ll get a beer.

Both Tomo and I aren’t alcohol consumers and we never buy any drinks so you can guess the look on hubby’s face when he unpacked the shopping bags.  It’s for the bread, I smiled.

Got my sister’s recipe and here I was…

Why not make a post about it?!

The fact that I was about to bake my ever first bread (I love baking cakes, but never before a bread) I thought it was a special occasion to make photos and (if it would come out right) to share it with my friends.

Luckily, Tomo is always so supportive of all my mad ideas,  so I have recruited him for the mission, but this time not for his usual job as a photographer…

Tomo got to be the Hands Model this time, so I can take the pictures myself.

You know what is the best thing about Beer Bread?

That you don’t have to wait hours for it to swell. You just mix it and hop!- into the oven.

So here it comes- Beer and Nuts Bread in minutes:

Prepare your ingredients

Set oven to 180ºC (365ºF)

Chop 50-70 Gram of Walnuts into small (but not too small) pieces

Sift 350 Gram of self-raising flower.

If you only have normal flower (like me), add 2.5 teaspoons of baking powder and mix.

Take out your 33 CL beer can, open it and don’t drink it.

Here we go:

Pour the beer into the flower and mix until you get a uniform and slightly lumpy mixture.

Add chopped nuts to the mixture and mix until they disappear into it.

Prepare English-cake mold (brush or spray a bit of oil and then sprinkle some flower).

Transfer the mixure to the mold using a spatula.

Sprinkle some seeds- sunflower, pumpkin sesame, or whichever seeds you like, on top.

Insert into the oven – 40 minutes.

Insert a toothpick in the middle of the bread- if it’s clean when you pull it out – the bread is ready.

Don’t over-bake it!

Separate the bread from the mold while it’s still hot (use heat gloves or towel).

Wait for it to cool a bit. 

*My suggestion – cut it and keep the slices you don’t eat immediately in the freezer. When you defrost it, it will be as soft as it was when you first pulled it out of the oven. 

If you like- you can use dried tomatoes, raisins, olives or seasoning instead of walnuts (I have no experience whatsoever with those but my sister said so and I believe her).

One last thing

This bread is so surprising- it is not some ok bread, it is a total king! 

It is soft and although airy- it is condensed and heavy, you only need one slice to feel full and satisfied and the texture is amazing.

If you wish a less neutral taste (I prefer neutral so I can eat it with both sweet or salty toppings), you can add half teaspoon of salt to the mixture. 

In the picture I served it with some Manchego Cheese and Silan (date syrup).. Yammi!

Enjoy!

Liona.

 

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    Atef Sassi
    10 Apr 2020
    8:37pm

    Bread with beer La Cruz Campo my favorite! it looks very good, thanks liona for sharing it, I will try your recipe soon!

      Liona
      11 Apr 2020
      12:11pm

      Thank you dear Aatef, let me know how it came out!

    Theresa
    26 Apr 2020
    4:35am

    You are hilarious! I don’t really eat bread but after reading your commentary I want to make it now hahahaha.

      Liona
      26 Apr 2020
      10:06am

      Sorry for that! haha (or not?) :))

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Hi, I’m Liona, a happy, spiritual and creative woman living in warm south Spain.

I’m a performing singer and a painter, a constant learner and people’s lover, married to my soulmate and a (not so evil) stepmom.

I believe we are all souls in a learning process here on earth, and that we all have gifts we can share with others. Our life’s mission is to shine our talent and vitally influence and inspire the ones around us, encouraging more souls to do the same.

My concerts, as well as my vocal classes, workshops, painted pieces and painting courses are dedicated (as I believe all art teaching and manifesting should) to help people get inspired, and take steps towards growing their self-esteem, and becoming more open-hearted and loving.

I seek to inspire my fellow-humans to recognize and enjoy their worth, be gentle with themselves and with others. Create, create, create, and speak out their unique voice.

Certainly need more hours a day and more years to live in order to have all my “missions” accomplished, but I have faith that I’ll complete the ones I’m supposed to, with the time I still have.

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