I love a great beer bread recipe, especially for St. Patrick’s Day.  This Guinness version comes together super fast and couldn’t be easier to make.  Five minutes of work will reward you with a heavenly aroma throughout your house and a warm, crusty loaf in under an hour.

Guinness Beer Bread Recipe.  Great with chili or for St. Patrick's Day.

Happy St. Paddy’s day!  This recipe I’m sharing with you today is by far the best beer bread I have ever made or eaten.  It has a wonderful flavor (you can definitely taste the Guinness), great texture, is very moist, dense, and as you can see, – a very impressive sized loaf!  It rises beautifully (maybe a little lopsided, but that’s OK) and produces a nice, crunchy outer crust 🙂  All that matters here is the TASTE, which you will love.

You can really use any beer for this recipe, but the darker beer gives you a deeper flavor. You can even make it with non-alcoholic beer if you’d prefer!  Beer bread also has such simple ingredients — the basic recipe merely has flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, & beer— yet I’ve seen packages of it selling for up to eight dollars.  It’s definitely a better deal to make it at home!  This goes perfectly with my Guinness Beef Stew.  Enjoy!
Guinness Beer Bread Recipe.  Great with chili or for St. Patrick's Day.
Guinness Beer Bread Recipe.  Great with chili or for St. Patrick's Day.
Guinness Beer Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces Guinness stout
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Add Guinness and eggs; stir just until blended.
  4. Pour into greased 9x5x3 loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 375F for approximately 50 minutes. Take out of oven and insert a knife and make sure the knife comes out clean – that means your bread is done.
  6. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Recipe source:  adapted from food.com