Beer bread with jalapeños and cheddar

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 small loaves
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • 15ml - each butter and oil
  • 200g - bacon, chopped
  • 30ml - honey
  • 2 - bottled jalapeños, chopped (or more, to taste)
  • 250ml - grated mature Cheddar
  • 280g (500ml) - self-raising flour
  • 1 bottle (330ml) - beer (I use lager)
Beer bread is one of the easiest side dishes to make. The two main ingredients are beer and self-raising flour, but we jazzed it up with some extra flavours.

Oven temperature: 180°C

1 Preheat the oven. Melt the butter and oil in a pan and fry the bacon until done. Drizzle honey over and fry for another minute or twountil caramelised. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

Stir the fried mixture, the jalapeños and half of the cheese through the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add the beer gradually and mix until the batter just comes together.

3 Spray 6 small loaf pans with non-stick spray (a muffin pan also works well) and divide the batter between the pans. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on each and bake until risen and golden-brown – it usually takes about

35 minutes, but check one if you’re unsure. Serve with butter and, if you wish,cream cheese.

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