Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Beer Bread Recipe

Beer Bread / Karen E Photography (p)

Beer Bread / Karen E Photography (p)

Beer Bread

We should all be serving beer bread in our homes. South Africa is a beer-drinking nation so this perfectly crusted; fine crumbed; slightly sweet bread, served with thick lashings of butter, compliments any meal time.

Ingredients : 

  • 700ml Cake Flour
  • 15ml Baking Powder
  • 50ml White Sugar
  • 5ml Fine Salt
  • 1 can (330ml) Beer

Method : 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place a tray in the oven, before starting to bake the bread to get this nice and hot.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar ad salt together.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the beer, cut this to incorporate.
  5. Knead this well together.
  6. Take the hot tray out the oven and spray and cook and dust with flour.
  7. Scoop the bread out onto the hot tray and bake for 30 minutes.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713