Traditional Tzatziki & Quick Beer bread

Ingredients needed for the tzatziki:
1 cup + 3.5 Tablespoons strained yogurt (the fattier the better!)
1 cucumber
1 clove of garlic (if you feel like being a Greek grandmother while you make it then add a bit more!)
3 Tablespoons apple side vinegar
1/4 bunch dill, finely chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil (if you drop a bit more that’s fine too!)
A pinch of salt
pepper

Method:

Peel the cucumber and grate with a cheese grater, using the larger blade side.
Put in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar. Toss and set aside to release its liquid.
In the meantime, combine the yogurt, 1/3 of a garlic clove (minced), 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until combined and creamy.
Squeeze the cucumber with your hands to release any remaining liquid. Another way to take out the liquid is to put the cucumber in a towel and squeeze the towel. Discard the liquid and add the cucumber to the yogurt mixture.
Stir into mixture. Add pepper and adjust salt according to taste.
Add some finely chopped dill and the tzatziki is ready. Refrigerate until needed.

Ingredients needed for the beer bread:
3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 can/bottles of beer lager / blonde/ light beer (the cheaper the better!)
3/4 stick of unsalted butter (6 Tablespoons), melted

You’ll need a loaf pan or two to make the bread. A standard 8 – 9 inch load pan is best, but you can also make one square load in an 8” x 8” square pan.

Method:
Preheat the over to 375 Fahrenheit, 180 Celsius degrees.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl together. Then add 1 can and check the consistency we want the mixture to be quite liquidy and lumpy. You might need to add a bit more from the second can.
Then melt the butter and add it on top of the loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until you see all the butter absorbed (use the classic knife or toothpick inserted & coming out clean method to see if it is done) and bread is a dark goldern brown and looks crispy.

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