Chocolate Safari bread

Serves: one loaf

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 90 mins

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Author: dghchocolatier

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Ingredients

  • 550g whole meal flour and a little extra for dusting
  • 200g Plain flour and a little extra for dusting
  • 300ml Chocolate safari imperial stout
  • 220ml buttermilk
  • 2 tsp bicarb
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dark dark brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil for greasing

Method

Preheat the oven to 230C

Grease a 900g loaf tin using the vegetable oil.

in a large bowl.add the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, wholemeal flour, sugar.and salt,
Pour in the stout and buttermilk.

Mix to form a wet dough.
Tip the dough onto a lightly-floured work surface. kneed the mixture gently until it forms a fat sausage, about the same size as the tin.
Put the dough into the prepared tin and, with wet hands, pat down and smooth the top into the edges.

Rest for 10 minutes.
Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the oven temperature to 180C and bake until the top is golden and the base sounds hollow when tapped.(25 mins)
leave the bread in the tin to cool for five minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.

Cool before slicing.and buttering.