guinness irish beer bread

Dark Molasses and Guinness Irish beer make a delicious bread fit for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This one bowl recipe is quick to mix together and doesn’t require any rise time – perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or paired alongside a hearty Irish stew.

  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale
  • ⅓ cup dark molasses
  • pad of butter for preparing loaf pan
  • 3-4 tablespoons rolled oats for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 9x5" loaf pan thoroughly with butter and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  3. Add Guinness and stir until loosely combined. Avoid over mixing or your batter will deflate.
  4. Add the molasses and stir until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle top with rolled oats.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until crust has formed and a toothpick inserted into the highest point comes out clean.
  7. Serve immediately or toasted with a smear of honey butter.



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