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)
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!!