Well I have had a rather busy weekend - swimming with the boys, housework, an 80s girls' night out, a 5K run, more swimming - so was wondering how on earth I was going to get round to baking this bread in time for the Short and Tweet deadline. Cue a rather splendidly domesticated husband stepping in and making it for me (as well as making THREE batches of peanut butter cookies which I will blog about next!).
This loaf is a variation on the wholemeal loaf I did for Short and Tweet in December. I found this one to be denser and more bitter than the plain wholemeal one which I really loved. Of course, this one is still miles better than a flaccid sliced loaf from a plastic bag. It will be rather great with homemade soup. I couldn't really say I noticed the ale taste apart from the extra bitterness.
I obviously can't really comment on how it was to make this bread but Steve reports that it was straightforward but took a bit longer to rise than his usual breads.
You can get Dan Lepard's recipe in his book, Short and Sweet or on the Guardian website here.