Looks interesting. We are a long way away from York Brewery though. OMG – I do fancy a pint of Terrier!

James's Recipes

IMG_0521Ghost Bread?  Well, this uses the remains of my bottle of Centurions Ghost, opened for my batch of Centurion Rolls.  A terrifically rich and award winning porter, sourced locally York Brewery.

This bread brings together some classic flavours of anise (in the form of fennel – you could use caraway or cumin seeds), the bitter sweet black treacle and rich orange zest to really bring a festive touch to this rye loaf.

Rye makes quite a dense loaf – don’t be tempted to add extra flour if the dough seems sticky when kneading.  Work through the sticky stage or use more olive oil


  • 70ml Water
  • 35g Butter
  • 10g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 20g Black Treacle
  • 9g Salt
  • grated zest of 1 Orange
  • 1/2-1tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 325g Wholemeal Rye Flour
  • 320g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 350ml ‘Centurion’s Ghost’, or alternative porter or stout
  • 10g Quick Action Yeast
  • A little…

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