Guinness Irish Soda Bread – Delicious and easy to make homemade beer bread. Enjoy a deep flavor with without kneading. This bread requires no yeast at all
Guinness Irish Soda Bread
This Guinness Irish Soda Bread is very easy to make and does not require yeast or rising times. In less than 45 minutes from start to finish, you can enjoy a freshly baked bread at home without a lot of work. This Irish Soda bread is flavored with delicious dark Beer that gives it a deep rich flavor and will make you beg for more.
My favorite food in the whole world in bread. I could eat it every day, especially if it’s warm and freshly baked. In fact, I am so obsessed with bread that I went to school and got a Baking Degree.
It was a course that only studied bread in depth for months. You have no idea how many pounds I gained from this experience. The best pounds ever.
Making bread is usually an art. The mixing, the kneading, the proofing, baking etc. This Guinness Irish Soda Bread is very different. Simply make, mix and bake and the results are super delicious.
A nice crusty bread with a fine crumb inside. Serve it during dinner with butter, cream cheese or jelly. I personally prefer it by itself since the Guinness Beer gives it so much flavor.
Simply make, mix and bake and the results are super delicious. A nice crusty bread with a fine crumb inside. Serve it during dinner with butter, cream cheese or jelly. I personally prefer it by itself since the Guinness Beer gives it so much flavor.
I am love experimenting with new recipes and with the upcoming St. Patty’s day celebrations, this Guinness Irish Soda Bread would surely hit the spot. If you’re wondering why it’s called “Soda Bread” it’s because it’s leavened with Baking Soda instead of yeast. It gives it a distinctive flavor and great texture.
My husband’s birthday is March 17th, St. Patty’s Day and I will make him an Irish Feast complete with this yummy bread. Here’s a few step by step pictures of the process:
I use really cold butter and mix it with my hands into the flour. Then I use the “dough hook” of my mixer and add the bottle of yummy bear.
Let it mix for 4 to 5 minutes and then shape it into a round loaf and cut a cross on the top of the bread to release steam while baking.
Sprinkle some flour on top for a nice presentation and bake. It’s easy, delicious and you’ll feel so proud of yourself once that beautiful bread comes out of the oven.
- 4 cups All Purpose Flour sifted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 14.9 oz Guinness Beer or any other dark beer
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoons butter chilled and cut into little pieces
- 1 egg lightly beaten
Preheat Oven to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit
Mix the flour with the sugar, salt and baking soda
Add the butter chunks to the flour and with your hands mix it in until the butter is evenly distributed in the flour
Place the flour in a mixer bowl and using the dough hook mix throughly
Add the egg and mix
Add the beer and mix for 4-5 minutes on high speed until the dough comes together and becomes elastic
Place the dough on a floured surface and give it your desired shape. Dough will be very sticky so flour your hands
Place dough on a sheet pan fitted with parchment paper or a silicone mat
Using a knife, make a vertical indentation and then a horizontal one without cutting all the way through. The top should resemble a cross shape
Sprinkle flour on the top of the bread
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you knock on the bottom of the bread and it sounds hollow
Remove from oven and enjoy!
If you make this Guinness Irish Soda Bread at home please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet .
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I was just wondering if you knew if the alcohol in the bread is cooked out before eating? I’m pregnant and don’t want to have alcohol without realizing it!
Hi Emily, yes, the alcohol evaporates during baking. All you’re left if this wonderful stout flavor. Congrats on your pregnancy.
Would it be possible to turn this into rolls instead of a loaf? I’m guessing the cooking time would be reduced.
Of course Andrea! Just reduce the baking time!
John Meehan says
Hi no mention of when the Guinness is added , I assume at the the start
It’s in step 6 where it says “add the beer”