Beer Bread with Salted Pork Crackling January 7, 2018 14:10

Beer Bread with Salted Pork Crackling - Makes 1 Loaf

This is a very easy bread, without the need for kneading or rising, and is similar in texture to soda bread. You can make it with half wholegrain flour if you like, but it will be a little denser. 

Piggin Ingredients:

  • 60g salted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing
  • 340g self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 340ml beer
  • 50g Perfectly Salted pork crackling, roughly crushed


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 160 degrees C Fan / Gas Mark 4 and grease a 900g loaf tin with butter. Mix the flour, sugar, 50g of the melted butter and the beer, stirrring until smooth (don't worry about a few lumps). Mix in half of the pork crackling

Spoon the batter into the loaf tin, smoothing the top. Drizzle with remaining 10g of melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining pork crackling

Bake the bread for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes then turn out of the tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.