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Guinness Treacle Bread with Pickled Cucumber

Guinness Treacle Bread with Pickled Cucumber
Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
50 minutes

Shane is serving up a fun savoury sandwich that is the perfect decadent twist for any afternoon tea. These Guinness bread with pickled cucumber sandwiches are impressive yet so simple to make.

  • Ingredients

    For the Guinness bread:
    • 250g wholemeal flour
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 tsp bread soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 100g treacle
    • 60g porridge oats
    • 1 tsp brown sugar
    • 30g butter
    • 100ml Guinness
    • 200ml milk
    • 1 tbsp porridge to sprinkle on top
    For the pickled cucumber:
    • 1 cucumber
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1.5 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp caster sugar
    • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
    • chopped dill
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • Edible flowers for garnish
  • Method

    For the Guinness bread:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Grease and dust a 2lb loaf tin and set aside.
    • In a small bowl, add the butter and treacle and melt in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
    • In the bowl of your Kenwood mixer fitted with the kbeater, add the wet ingredients first followed by the dry and mix until combined.
    • Spoon into the prepared tin, sprinkle some porridge oats on top and pop into the oven for 50mins.
    • Once baked, carefully remove from the tin and pop on a wire rack to cool.
    For the pickled cucumber:
    • Cut the cucumber in half lengthways and remove the seeds from the centre.
    • Using a peeler, peel ribbons of cucumber into a bowl and sprinkle on the salt and set aside for 20 minutes then pour off any excess liquid and add the remaining ingredients and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

    To serve:
    • Slice the cooled Guinness bread, you can spread on butter if you wish, top with the pickled cucumber and edible flowers.

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