Guinness is goodness ... and bread

Last updated on May 25, 23

Posted on May 25, 23

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After surviving the first long weekend of the summer, I think of this recipe for Guinness Bread as it’s something that I love to serve with a hearty BBQ slab of ribs or a big fat steak!

Also I thought I'd give you something easy this week – easy as long as you remember to take it out of the oven, which is sometimes the tricky part!

If you don't burn it then it is a very delicious, moist bread that can live up to any exotic sauces or flavours that are happening on your grill!

You could you use any dark beer – probably, but the book of records did not take on this namesake without reason!

There's an urban legend that says that a man once tried to live only on Guinness. It's such a hearty beer that actually has some nutritional value as well as significant calories that it is thought that one would not need any other sustenance.

So this guy stayed up north in an abandoned cabin drinking nothing but Guinness day in and day out. (Why he couldn't have done this experiment in the city close to the hospital is beyond me, but makes for a more interesting tale.)

So the man in question was fine until of course he got scurvy! The only thing missing in his diet was vitamin C. So then he changed his diet to one orange and Guinness, and lived happily for the rest of his days!

Guinness Bread

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • A Guinness
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Combine wet ingredients with melted butter and blend in dry mixture.
  3. Pour into well-greased round cake pan.
  4. Bake in 400F oven for about 30 minutes, shut off and allow to sit for an additional 10.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve.
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