The Culinary Trip around the World stops in Ireland.
Irish food is real comfort food, from heavy stews to delicious Guinness bread. The homemade bread is moist, full of flavour and perfect for a dinner with friends and family.
I think I never mentioned it, but I lived in Ireland for a few months and besides all the studying, shopping and sightseeing, I ate so many interesting and delicious things. The Irish know how to prepare comfort food. But they also know how to make treats. There’re traditional sweet shops, where you, once you entered, know you’re doomed leaving with no money, but kilos of candy. My favourites are the gummy bears. Well, not bears, but pints, that actually taste like Guinness. I thought that’s so clever and especially tasty, tasty!
An other Guinness food item I liked was bread. Moist, hearty and oh so tasty.
Back then, I knew I had to recreate it. Getting the recipe was fairly easy, I only had to get ready and bake.
So back in Germany, when I wanted to try out the recipe for the first time I was looking for Guinness and I thought I’d find it easily in every other supermarket. But no, until I finally found it in a special beer shop, where I bought three tins.
Spontaneously, me and my friend decided to go to a food festival near the river Spree.
Where, of course, the security guards controlled our bags: “No own drinks allowed”. They weren’t interested in my baking career or my bread plans. I had to hand them my baking ingredient and had to buy Guinness again, so annoying!
Next day, back to the shop to finally try out the homemade Guinness bread and it couldn’t be better.
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230 ml Guinness
550 g wholemeal flour
150 g flour
80 g oats
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
30 g butter
450 ml milk
150 g sugar beet molasses / black treacle
Note: I used oat milk and vegan butter.
Put flour, baking soda and sugar in a bowl. Add butter and mix.
Now add oats, milk, molasses and the Guinness, mix thoroughly.
Divide dough into two parts.
Put into your baking pan and, optional, sprinkle with a few oats.
Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°Celsius.
So, this bread is super wet and it takes some time to bake it. I recommend checking with a skewer if the centre is really done, if it comes out clean it’s ready to eat.
Do you like your bread traditionally or do you like to try out new things?
- 230 ml Guinness
- 550 g wholemeal flour
- 150 g flour
- 80 g oats
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 30 g butter
- 450 ml milk
- 150 g sugar beet molasses / black treacle
- Put flour, baking soda and sugar in a bowl. Add butter and mix.
- Now add oats, milk, molasses and the Guinness mix thoroughly.
- Divide dough into two parts.
- Put into your baking pan and, optional, sprinkle with a few oats.
- Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°Celsius.
- So, this bread is super wet and it takes some time to bake it. I recommend checking with a skewer if the centre is really done, if it comes out clean it’s ready to eat.