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Guinness Beer Bread is perfect anytime of the year.
Guinness Beer Bread?….oh yeah!
My Guinness Beer Bread is a quick and easy, no-knead treat that goes so well with any dinner where a warm piece of bread smeared with melty butter is an asset. And lets be frank, when does warm bread and butter not sounds delightful?
For those who have either never had beer bread or have never tried making it with Guinness, you are in for a delightful experience. Guinness Beer Bread has a nice crusty exterior with a moist, slightly sweet and malty interior. Like I may have mentioned, we love to eat it warm from the oven with a smear of butter. It goes really well with all soups and stews, but my favorite time to make it is when we are having Guinness Stew, Beef Stew, or corned beef and cabbage. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, yes, but also perfect anytime of the year.
What is Beer Bread?
Beer bread is any bread that includes beer in the dough mixture according to Wiki. The beer used can alter the texture from heavy to light and fluffy depending on the beer and if the beer contributes leavening to the dough. It is a quick bread that usually does not require kneading or yeast to rise because of the sugar and beer in the recipe. The flavor of beer bread is sometimes enhanced with other flavors such as cheese or herbs.
Even when not using Guinness for my beer bread, I always choose a hearty flavored brew, like a stout or an ale, because if you are making beer bread, the flavor should be prevalent, in my humble option.
How to make Guinness Beer Bread
The process is extremely easy. Simply combine your dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. Add the Guinness and 2 lightly beaten eggs. Stir just until combined. The batter will be lumpy. Spray a bread loaf pan or small cookie sheet with a cooking spray and place batter in pan or free-form on a cookie sheet. Let rest for 10 minutes and then bake.
After the bread has baked, let cool for about 10 minutes and then slice and serve.
Serve this up today with a warm bowl of Beef and Guinness Stew!
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Guinness Beer Bread
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 14 oz can Guinness Stout see recipe notes for 11.2 oz bottle
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Spray loaf or small cookie sheet with no stick spray.
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add the Guinness and eggs.
- Stir just until combined.
- Batter will be lumpy.
- Place batter in pan.
- Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
- Bake for 50-70 minutes depending on pan size until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Slice and serve warm with butter.
For a 11.2 oz bottle of Guinness, reduce flour to 3.5 cups, but all other directions and ingredients remain the same.