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Batter; Yeast and Beer - Recipe

This is the best batter we've found for the fish of 'Fish & Chips', but it must be made at least an hour ahead. It will then be usable for a further 2 to 3 hours.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans


30g/1 oz fresh Yeast (available from the baking departments of most supermarkets)

20 fl oz/600ml beer (or Guinness if preferred)

450g/1 lb Plain Flour

2 level teaspoons Salt


- Dissolve the yeast in a little of the beer.

- When they have been mixed to a paste gradually add the rest of the beer, stirring continuously.

- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre.

- Pour in the beer mixture and whisk into the batter.

Leave covered at room temperature for at least an hour before using.

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