Bringing a bit of Dublin to London.
I ate a lot of Guinness bread in Dublin, which isn’t surprising really what with Dublin being the home to Guinness. When we got back to London I found myself craving the slightly sweet bread on a regular basis and i’m not one to ignore my stomach. Now i’ve made bread before so thought i’d have a crack at making Guinness bread, although it’s not exactly the same as ‘normal’ bread; it’s a bit more like baking a cake.
I went straight to the source for a recipe Guinness own website and then I tweaked it very slightly; mainly halving the ingredients to fit my smaller loaf tin and a longer baking time.
You will need (for a small loaf tin):
– 300g wholemeal flour
– 75g plain flour
– 38g oatmeal
– 2 teaspoons of bread soda
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
– 20g butter
– 240ml milk
– 100ml black treacle
– 1/4 pint of Guinness® Draught
Pre-heat the oven to 170°C .Mix the butter with all dry ingredients until the dough develops the consistency of breadcrumbs, add the milk, black treacle and the Guinness® Draught. Stir until you reach a wet dough, it looks slightly like poop in a bowl but trust me it turns out delicious. Bake in loaf tin lined with grease proof paper for 60 minutes take out and let cool.
Serve with butter for a quick snack or use it alongside a stew to mop up all the goodness.