Meet Guinness soda bread in a super-easy and delicious recipe you will want to make over and over.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 5 ½cups all-purpose flour (plain, wholemeal)
- 1 ¼cups all-purpose flour (plain, white)
- ½cup oatmeal
- 2 ½teaspoons bread soda
- 2 ½tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼cup unsalted butter
- 2cups milk
- ¾cups black treacle (molasses)
- ½pint draught Guinness (see note)
Step 1Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2Add the butter and rub into the dry ingredients until it resembles fine breadcrumbs - I recommend working quickly as the mixture can easily become greasy if over mixed, or mixed using too warm hands.
Step 3Add the milk, black treacle molasses, and the Guinness.
Step 4Mix to create a wet dough.
Step 5Grease a standard loaf tin, add the wet dough and bake in the oven for 40 - 45 mins or until the bread is well risen and thoroughly cooked.
Step 6Leave for 10 minutes in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Step 7Eat while slightly warm if you like, or allow to go completely cold. Delicious with salty butty and Irish smoked salmon, cold meats or cheeses. The recipe comes courtesy of the home of Guinness, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. The storehouse was a fermentation plant for 84 years but is now a 7-story visitor center.