Sometimes the traditional tried and tested recipes are still the best.

Like a nice Beer bread. This is the perfect side-dish for a braai and it is so simple to make.

Ingredients

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

Method

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!!

Source: braai.co.za

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