If you’re hesitant about making bread, this rich and robust loaf is a great place to start. Surprise your tastebuds (and baking skills!) with this recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 1 9 x 5 inch loaf
- 236 g / 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 103 g / 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 15 g / 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3 g / 1/2 tsp salt
- 110 g / 1 cup aged cheddar cheese, grated
- 80 g / 1/2 cup raisins
- 3 large eggs
- 300 ml / 1 1/4 cup stout beer
- 150 g + 14 g / 2/3 cup + 1 tbsp Mirage margarine, melted
- 30 ml/ 2 tbsp honey
- Pre-heat oven to 350℉ (180℃) and grease a 9 x 5 inch (33 x 23 centimetre) loaf pan.
- In a large bowl sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; stir in cheese and raisins.
- In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs, beer, 2/3 cup (150 g) Mirage margarine, and honey.
- All at once, pour egg mixture into flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and level the top. Pour over remaining 1 tablespoon (14 g) melted Mirage margarine and bake for 1 hour.
- The bread is done when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool loaf pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on rack completely. Serve slices warm or toasted spread with Mirage margarine.
- For a savoury loaf leave out the raisins and add 1/4 cup cooked chopped bacon.