Beer bread with pear and blue cheese

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Beer bread
Beer bread
This loaf is so quick to prepare but looks like it comes from a bakery! We used pilsner with pears and blue cheese, but feel free to experiment with other taste combinations: apple and goat’s milk cheese with cider, feta with pan-fried baby marrow ribbons and lager.

Makes 1 loaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Oven temperature: 180°C

750ml self-raising flour

80ml sugar

5ml sea salt flakes

330ml beer

15ml olive oil


1 pear, cut into paper-thin slices

about 60g creamy blue cheese, crumbled

2 sprigs thyme

1. Preheat the oven. Spray a small loaf pan with non-stick spray.

2. Sift the flour and sugar. Add the salt and stir in the beer and oil to make a thick batter. Pour into the prepared pan. Press the pear slices and blue cheese into the dough and add some on top, too. Sprinkle with thyme and bake for about 40 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with real butter.

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