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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, 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


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!!

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3 thoughts on “Beer Bread for the Braai

  1. This seems like a great recipe to ‘steal/borrow’ 🙂 I’m busy putting together a small list of braai recipes for my BushPig Braai Oven which I manufacture and would like to possibly add this one to the list–(pending a test this weekend)?



  2. […] True story. Marinade your braai meat in it or wash your hair with it (very medicinal for the roots). You can also loosen tight bolts with it (give it a few minutes; the carbon will do its thing), lower your blood pressure, make a beer slide (don’t know what that is?…Then just check urban dictionary: Urban Dictionary definition for ‘beer slide’). You can even make a beer bread with not much more than flour, salt, and the good stuff itself (find a recipe here: – beer bread recipe). […]

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