I thought I'd post an old recipe of mine as it's got some nice seasonal flavours going on and is just perfect for this time of year. I can remember exactly when I devised this recipe. It was a few years back when I was struck down with flu on Boxing Day. This really was flu not just a cold and I wasn't able to get out of bed until New Years Day sadly missing out on a New Years Trip to London. I had finally started feeling better and wanted a treat to nibble on whilst lying on the sofa watching films. So here is my incredibly easy recipe for Chocolate, Stout and Cranberry Tea Bread. Make sure you look for a suitable for vegans stout. Barnivore can be a great help with this and I think the last time I looked that Sainsburys do an own label one.
Chocolate Stout and Cranberry Tea Loaf
2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
12 fluid oz of vegan friendly stout
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
3/4 cup of good dark chocolate chopped into chunks
Pre-heat the oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4
Grease and flour a 1lb loaf tin.
Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl and mix together.
Pour in the stout and stir well until combined.
Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chunks.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes.
Let it cool in the tin on a cooling rack before eating.