Sunday, March 16, 2014

Guinness Stout Bread

Yesterday I came across a recipe for beer bread on the blog Half Baked Harvest. It looked so good and SIMPLE, I had to give it a try. I used Guinness Extra Stout and added some raisins to the already yummy mix. Ready for a super delish bread? I sure was- six ingredients, no kneading, and less than an hour baking time. Let's do it!

Guinness Stout Raisin Bread
Inspired by Half Baked Harvest
Makes one 9 x 5 loaf

3 cups flour
4-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar loosely packed
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz Guinness Extra Stout
1/2 to 3/4 cups raisins plumped in boiling water and drained

Lightly spritz a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl (flour through salt) and whisk to combine.  Add your Guinness.

Then the raisins. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined and there is no extra flour mixture or clumps. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

I tried to smooth the batter on top but had no success. It's just the nature of this bread to be lumpy. Bake 50 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool about a half hour, cut and enjoy.


Melissa said...

Looks like such a fun bread to make for St. Paddy's! Great post, Linda!

Melissa said...

Looks like such a fun bread to make for St. Paddy's! Great post, Linda!

Linda said...

Thanks M! Soooo easy, I will certainly make it again, not just for St Pat's.

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