Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Bread

After making the Chocolate Stout and Cranberry Tea Bread I had the idea to try a similar thing but with alcoholic ginger beer. It's taken me a while to track some down that is vegan friendly. Crabbies is available everywhere but according to the excellent resource that is Barnivore they use isinglass in the fining process. Fentimans have just brought out their version which is vegan friendly and in the style I was after - ie. sweet and more soft drink than beer tasting.

Alcoholic Ginger Beer Bread
2 1/2 cups of plain flour
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of powdered ginger
12 fl oz of alcoholic ginger beer
1 cup of dark chocolate chopped into chunks (approx 100g)

Pre-heat the oven to 350F / 180C / Gas Mark 4.
Grease and flour a 1 lb loaf tin.
Sieve the flour, sugar, ginger and baking powder and mix together.
Pour in the ginger beer and stir well until combined, then fold in the chocolate chunks.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes 
Let it cool in the tin on a cooling rack before eating.

Serve this spread with marmalade or chocolate spread!

Recipe by Caroline Turner

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