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Tasty Tuesday - Beer Bread

Yes Heritage Day and the associated Braai Day has come and gone but with summer looming we're not over talking braais for a long time yet. So today we bring you another fab recipe from a great local blog, for something yummy to serve up at your next braai.

Beer Bread for the Braai


  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125g cheddar, cut into small cubes
  • 340ml beer (a can in South Africa)
  • 50ml water
  • 1Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 50ml sesame or sunflower seeds
  • Maldon salt to sprinkle on top



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C  Grease a small loaf tin.
  • Sift flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the beer, cheese, water and thyme.  You can add a little water if the dough is too dry.  Mix until all the flour has been moistened and the dough forms a cohesive mass.
  • Transfer the dough to the loaf tin, sprinkle with seeds and Maldon salt and place in the pre-heated oven.
  • Test with a skewer after about one hour when the top is golden brown – if the skewer comes out clean, remove from oven. Serve with plenty of butter.
  • NB – leave to cool for 10 minutes or so before you slice!!


The recipe comes from www.braai.co.za and is used with their kind permission. Check out their website for loads of wonderful braai recipes.

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Craft Beer

And we add our own tip - keep plenty of beer aside for drinking too! Try out some of the many amazing local craft beers that are hitting the shelves of a bottle store near you - we recommend Jack Black Beer and Boston Breweries awesome ranges.


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