When I first saw this recipe, the words that caught my attention were 5 mins + No kneading + No proofing = EPIC WIN!!!!!! Oh Yeah!! Easy Peasy! The result was a very moist and chewy bread mildly flavoured with whatever beer you choose. Since it was the St Paddy's weekend, Guinness Stout was my beer of choice but feel free to replace these with a beer to your liking.
The main thing I changed was to use self-raising flour as I didn't realise that I've run out of plain flour. Note to self: Always check on the ingredients the day before...not on the actual day!!! Silly! ;)
Adapted from Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice
Ingredients: (Makes 1 loaf 9 x 4 inches)
3 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
350ml Guinness Stout or any beer
2 tbsp olive oil
1. Grease a 9 inch x 4 inch loaf pan. Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F.
2. Sift all the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
3. Make a well in the centre, and mix in the beer until incorporated. You should get a thick, lumpy batter.
4. Pour the batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.
5. 5 minutes before time, brush the olive over the bread and finish up in the oven.
6. Bread is done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Turn out and cool on a wire rack before slicing.