Loved it. Although I love beer bread. A rich hearty texture. The raising and spice gave it seasoning. I made it actually as is and no complaints. I was asked for the recipe which I passed along as the Zaar recipe online so they can find it. I make beer bread all the time and this was great. I served it with a honey butter and I served Irish Soda bread with a orange zest butter so they had their pick. It was absolutely great. Thx so much. Definitely making again
I followed the directions except that I did substitute dried cranberries for the raisins as suggeted in one of the reviews. What a disappointment. We didn't like the heavy texture, and the only flavor that came through was the cranberries. Sorry.
This recipe has to be made (and eaten) to be believed. It is so good every person who tasted it (I took the result to work) demanded to have the recipe. Even people who don't usually bake! I also used dried cranberries as I prefer them to raisins and the result smelled, looked and tasted gorgeous. I happened to have a a large bottle of Guinnes at hand so drinking the rest of it after I baked was an added bonus! :-)
Fabulously easy and yummy. Warning: it needs a full 45 -50 minutes of baking; the first time I made it, I took it out of the oven after 40 minutes because the toothpick came out clean.... but the bread was still VERY goopy when I took it out of the pan. It takes such a short time to make, I just turned around and made a second loaf! A definite keeper: fast to make, falls out of the pan without a crumb missing, delicious warm or cold, slices easily, full of vitamins...
This is an unbelievably easy and delicious bread. Thanks for the recipe!
This was good. I omitted the nuts and raisins because of the kids, but they liked the bread. It had a good taste, but not a beer tastes. Thanks.
Quick and easy. Flavorful and nice texture. I didn't have self-rising flour so I followed sudmom's suggestion and added 3 3/4 tsp of baking powder and 3 pinches of salt to regular flour. The raisins were okay in this, but I'd probably leave them out next time as a personal preference. Thanks for sharing. Very good bread.
I just made this for our Irish Night Dinner. Needless to say, my roommate asked me not to take it to the dinner. Everyone there complimented the recipe. I ended up giving it out to a number of people. So sweet, so flavorful. Just a great bread in general. Thank you for posting it. This will be enjoyed many times over and I may have to play a bit to see if I can get it lower in cal and fat!
I made this bread for eveyone in my family for xmas big hit the only down fall to it is i hate the smell of guenniess! I have orders from alll the family and others for this bread for st. patricks day!
This is a wonderfully sweet and moist bread. I love most beer breads, so was surprised to find that this one has no "beery" taste to it, which, since it's sweet, was a concern for me. It's also quick and easy enough to be prepared in minutes. I had it toasted and spread with cream cheese for breakfast this morning...perfect!