This is just a short and sweet post, to let you all know of the wonder that is, The Jar House.
I discovered these guys in Christmas 2015, at a Craft Fair in Lumley Castle. I love baking bread, but it is a long process. Worth it, but it definitely can be tedious. Especially when you’re as impatient as I am.
I also love beer.
So here, at this wonderful Christmas Market, I stumble upon a beer bread making kit that’s easy peasy.
You literally just add a beer. That’s it. 330ml of your favourite beer.
The lovely lady on the stall recommended a good stout. The first time I made this I used a Guinness Extra Stout and it worked incredibly well. However, I recently discovered a new favourite. Old Peculier by Theakstons.
So not long ago, when I fancied making bread but couldn’t be bothered with the chew, I remembered The Jar House and their wonderful, easy bread making kit.
I ordered online and within three days, it arrived. They now do a range of flavours that I can’t remember being available back in 2015 – but I stuck with the Original.
In went my Old Peculier with about three tablespoons of dried chilli flakes and around 200g of grated mature cheddar. Folded up until it created a sticky dough and then popped into a greased loaf tin for baking.
Bake for 45-50 minutes at 170 degrees and voila, a cheesy, thick loaf with a good kick and heavenly scent of ale.
Let me know if you give it a go. Tweet me @ProperScrummy
Lots of love, LB x