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Guinness Bread

Guinness Bread is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. It is lightly nutty and sweet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Traditional Irish


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 oz Guinness extra stout
  • Butter


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan generously with butter.
  • Combine flour, salt, and sugar in large bowl, whisking together.
  • Slowly pour half of the Guinness into flour mixture, stirring slowly.
  • Add molasses, then pour in remainder of Guinness, mixing well just to combine. Don't overwork batter, but smooth all lumps.
  • Pour into loaf pan until about 2/3 full. Bake immediately for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then turn loaf out onto rack.
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