Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Guinness Bread

 I had some Guinness left over from my Christmas puddings, which coincided with my need to have a homemade loaf of bread for a video, so I searched online for bread recipes using Guinness - et voila, I found this recipe for Guinness Bread on Platings and Pairings.

This is a non-yeasted bread, relying on baking powder and the Guinness to rise. It has oats inside and out for texture. I also glazed it with a honey butter glaze to make it prettier for my video:

This bread has an earthy flavour from the Guinness, which paired beautifully with the sweet glaze. I ate it without any spreads because it had its own innate sweetness.

To make this Guinness Bread, you will need:

3 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder 

1/2 cup oats + 1 tablespoon for topping

2/3 cup brown sugar 

1/2  teaspoon salt

350ml Guinness

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and spray a loaf pan liberally with cooking spray.

Combine all of the dry ingredients other than the 1 tablespoon oats together in a large mixing bowl.  Slowly pour in the Guinness and mix until just combined with the dry ingredients.

Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smooth the top and sprinkle the oats for the topping evenly over the surface of the loaf.

Put the bread in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through.

If you want the optional glaze, melt together 55g butter and 1/4 cup honey in a saucepan, stir in a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt, then brush over the top of the bread as soon as you remove it from the oven.

Allow the bread to cool completely  in the tin on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

1 comment:

Johanna GGG said...

This is a great way to use up leftover guiness. Looks like a hearty and quick loaf of bread