River Cottage Australia



This simple, sweet tasting, crumbly bread is about as easy as bread baking gets. There's minimal kneading and no proving! The resulting loaf is perfect when lightly toasted on a grill and served with offaly treats like parfait or seared liver.


  • 450g (3 cups) of self-raising flour

  • Pinch of salt

  • 375ml (1 ½ cups) of Golden ale, cold

  • 75g butter, melted


  • 1.

    Prepare a fire on the ground and allow it to burn down to coals.

  • 2.

    Lightly butter and line a 20cm bread tin.

  • 3.

    Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Pop in a pinch of salt then make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the cold beer and gently mix until the dough is evenly combined.

  • 4.

    Pour the mixture into the prepared bread tin, then pour over melted butter.

  • 5.

    Put the loaf tin into the camp oven, cover and put onto the fire. Bake for 40 minutes. The loaf should have a beautiful golden crust and sound hollow when tapped. Let stand on a wire rack and enjoy warm. Makes 1 loaf.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 292kj
  • Fat Total 8g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 40mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This recipe can be found in the River Cottage Australia cookbook 

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Posted by Rebecca2526Report
The video is great to watch. That's a good idea for when you go camping with the family, your partner or by yourself. The recipe is quite easy which is brilliant for camping purposes. I like good camping recipes. I will definitely be making have the Beer Bread recipe when I'm going out bush next.