A healthier, delicious alternative to old-fashioned beer bread. Super easy to make and completely addictive! Serve with cream cheese.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan.
Gently whisk flour, flax meal, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Whisk ale into flour mixture; fold in cranberries. Pour batter into the prepared pan; drizzle melted butter over batter.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Per Serving: 278 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 229.6mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.