This hearty quick bread recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
This Guinness Bread is packed with flavor, and has an amazing moist texture. Since it is a quick bread you don’t have to mess around with proofing yeast, the carbonation in the Guinness Stout combines with the baking soda to make the bread rise.
This recipe is based on the one from the Guinness Storehouse, athough I changed it up a little make it less sweet. My family likes this bread much more than traditional Irish Soda Bread, and we will be having a loaf on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The bread goes perfectly with a soup or stew, like the Irish Colcannon Soup I posted last week, and any leftovers will be tasty for breakfast too.
- 2¼ c. whole wheat flour
- 3 c. white flour
- 1 c. rolled oats
- 1 t. salt
- 2½ t. baking soda
- 2 T butter
- 2 c. milk
- ½ c. molasses
- 1 c. Guinness
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together the whole wheat flour, white flour, oats, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
- Add the milk, molasses and Guinness, and mix until well combined.
- Use cooking spray to coat 2 bread loaf pans, and pour the batter into the pans.
- Sprinkle a little more oatmeal on top to make it look prettier.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour, until the center is cooked through and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.