Enjoy a slice of this crusty NO KNEAD Guinness Beer Brown Soda Bread topped with homemade honey butter alongside my One Pot Guinness Stout Stew and a cold draught Guinness Beer.
Best of all, there’s no need to knead this bread. I love it! Just mix the dry ingredients and cut in the butter with a pastry utensil until it’s crumb like. Then add all the web ingredients and stir till all combined. Just don’t over stir it.
Makes 1 loaf of bread for about 10 thick slices.
Prep your pan:
Butter a 9”x5” bread baking pan – all sides and the bottom. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees a few minutes before you're ready to bake.
Include in your Guinness Soda Bread Batter:
2 1/3 C Whole Wheat Flour
¾ C Flour
½ C Oats, rolled (not instant)
1 ¼ t Baking soda
¼ t Salt
1 ½ T Brown Sugar
3 T Butter, soft (not melted)
1 C Milk, whole (not 1% or 2%)
1/3 C Molasses
1 t Vanilla
1 C Guinness Draught Beer
- Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly. Save some oats to sprinkle on top of the batter in the pan.
- Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry utensil until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Add all the wet ingredients at once.
- Stir just until everything is combined without over mixing - you’ll end up with a sticky batter.
- Pour batter into the buttered bread pan
- Sprinkle a few oats over the top of the batter.
- Bake at 350F degrees for 40-50 minutes. Check it at 40 minutes – if it sounds hollow when you tap the top, it’s done. If not, bake a little longer until the tapping produces a hollow sound.
- Loosen the bread by running a knife around all the edges.
- Let bread cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
- Tip and let pan roll out onto a rack or cutting board. Let it cool longer on its side.
Enjoy it with a dark draught beer:
- Cut a slice while it’s still warm to enjoy it at its freshest, with honey butter or your favorite thick slice of cheese.
- Try it day old, toasted and warm a thick slice of cheese on top of it.
- Grill two slices with cheese and fried bacon sandwiched in-between.
- Heat up some brie and dollop it with homemade blueberry jam alongside your crusty dark bread!
- I can't imagine that you'd have any left over, but this bread also makes very good croutons. - Simply cut the bread into cubes and put into a bowl. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and any herbs or spices you like. Toast in a 200F degree oven and let them dry in 30-40 minutes. Toss them over a tuna salad on toast or across your favorite green salad. Double Yum!
Enjoy this dark crusty bread with friends along with a Guinness Stout draught beer, Guinness Stout Stew and “Bake your own Memories!”