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Guinness brown bread

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Guinness brown bread
Delicious variation on traditional brown bread

1 tbsp treacle
50g butter
460g Coarse Wholemeal
4 tbsp demerara sugar
30g pinhead oatmeal
2 level tsp bread soda
100g chopped walnuts (optional)
400ml Guinness

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 and lightly grease a 2lb loaf tin.

Place the butter and treacle into a saucepan over a low heat and allow the butter to melt.

In the meantime, put the wholemeal flour, sugar, pinhead oatmeal and chopped walnuts (if being used) into a large mixing bowl. Sieve in the bread soda and mix until well combined.

Pour the Guiness into the melted butter and mix well.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes until risen. The loaf should have a hollow sound when tapped underneath.

Wrap in a fresh tea towel and allow to cool fully.

Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
50 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour

Recipe Type
Bread, Cakes & Baking

Cuisine
Irish

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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