Guinness Brown Bread

Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort

Mini-loaves of Guinness brown bread

We stayed at Druids Glen for our 40th with the kids (one of their birthdays coincided too) and this was the bread (in mini-loaf form as rolls) served at dinner, and for breakfast too. Everyone loved it, and the hotel recognises that by having the recipe on their Facebook page. Unfortunately it’s a photograph of a recipe, which is not easily accessible or printable, and it’s all in grams (presumably scaled down from their quantities) so here it is in a more conventional form. Their page says:

“Home baked Guinness brown bread — we are often asked for the recipe for our home made brown bread so we thought we would share our recipe. Now you have the chance to recreate your Druids Glen experience with a little help from our in-house baker.”

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Serves 8. Heat your (fan) oven to 160°C. Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 60 minutes.


Ingredients

Dry mix

  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 10 g brown sugar
  • 90 g strong bread white flour
  • 330 g wholemeal flour

Wet mix

  • 100 ml Guinness
  • 250 ml buttermilk
  • 65 ml vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp black treacle

Method

  1. Mix the salt, baking soda, sugar, strong bread flour, and wholemeal flour thoroughly (they say ‘for 5–6 minutes’ but that’s OTT for domestic quantities; just make sure it’s very well mixed).

  2. Warm the treacle slightly for 2–3 minutes on a medium hob to reduce the thickness.

  3. Add treacle to the Guinness, buttermilk, and oil and mix for three minutes until cool again.

  4. Pour wet mix into dry mix and stir until combined.

  5. Transfer to greased baking tin or loaf tray.

  6. Bake for about one hour or until golden and the bread has risen. The dough is quite wet so it won’t rise as a bread loaf would.

    45 minutes is enough if you’re using several small baking tins or multi-loaf trays.

  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.


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