Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Make This!!

Guinness Beer Bread!

I heard about this recipe yesterday via A Communal Table's Twitter page. I stopped at the store on my way home from work to purchase some Guinness beer and baked two loaves. WOW! One bite and I threw away my other recipe for beer bread. This one takes the cake!
Slightly sweet, a whole-lotta delicious!

I like Grandma's molasses best!

This bread was so delicious, the minute I woke up this morning, I baked another batch to give away to friends.
Little loaves for friends.
Great with soup, salad, sandwiches or plain.  Bake this bread! It will make you happy.☺

Guiness Beer Bread from A Communal Table
3 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c white flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbs brown sugar
2 Tbs unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
7 Tbs + 2 tsp unsulfered molasses
1 cup Guinness

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 81/2 x 41/2 loaf pans. In the bowl of a food processor combine the flours, baking soda and brown sugar with the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. of the oats. Add the milk, molasses and the Guinness. Stir to combine (the dough will be very wet). Evenly divide the dough between the two loaf pans. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 2 Tbsp. oats. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until the bread is nicely browned and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
**Note: I only used white flour as I forgot to pick up whole wheat flour. I also used 2 cups of buttermilk that needed to be used up. The bread still turned out fantastic!!

No comments: