Meals and Courses

  • 300 ml (½ pint) Guinness or stout
  • 25 g (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 275 g (9 oz) strong white bread flour
  • 175 g (6 oz) strong wholemeal flour
  • 3 tablespoons molasses sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons fast-action dried yeast

Measure the Guinness into a jug and leave it to settle so that you can accurately gauge the level.

Lift the bread pan out of the machine and fit the blade. Put the ingredients in the pan, following the order specified in the manual. Add the ginger with the flour.

Fit the pan into the machine and close the lid. Set to a 750 g (1½ lb) loaf size on the basic white programme. Select your preferred crust setting.

At the end of the programme lift the pan out of the machine and shake the bread out on to a wire rack to cool.

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