This is fast, fresh and so simple! I finally got around to making this and I'm happy I tried it. It was super quick and easy to produce such a tasty loaf of bread (who doesn't have 5 or 10 minutes for prep?). The crust was really good, and the inside was soft and flavourful. I made this exactly as directed with 2 1/2 cups of self-rising flour and 2 Tbsp. sugar blended together , then I added 1-1/2 cups of Guinness stout. With a silicone spatula, the batter came together in seconds and pulled cleanly away from the bowl. Even though it's a somewhat gooey batter, it was a nice clean job. It was transferred into a buttered, non-stick loaf pan and exactly 45 minutes later at 375F, I immediately spread some butter on top after taking out of the oven. It was perfection.I'm glad your Irish Grandmother was so lazy! Thanks so much for posting this keeper, Len.
This turned out wonderful. It was a very rainy day so I weighed my (self-rising) flour, 12.5 ounces = 2 1/2 Cups. I used an extra pale pilsner (Rolling Rock). I realized I had left my trusted loaf pan at our beach house, so I had to use a very "tinny" loaf pan. I was afraid the bottom of the bread may burn with the pan I had, so I decided to bake it on an insulated sheet pan. After 30 minutes, I brushed about 3 Tablespoons of melted butter over the top. I baked and additional 15 - 18 minutes and it was a beautiful loaf of bread. Very light, not overly dense at all. I served it along side of http://kittencalskitchen.com/2009/10/09/ground-beef-and-barley-soup/ and Holy Cow, it was a comfort meal from heaven. Even though I do not like a stout or dark beer, DH does. Next time I make this I will used a beer such as Guinness and serve with a proper Irish stew. I will also fore-go the butter (or use a lesser amount of unsalted butter)for a more sweet bread(maybe a little more sugar as well?). I can't wait to make this again using a darker beer! I'm looking forward to morning to toast it, slather it with butter and jam, with a nice cup of English Breakfast tea to go with. Humm, maybe a midnight snack... Thanks Len, for sharing this recipe...
I made this for our family St. Patrick's Day dinner. It was soooooooo easy to make. Everyone loved it! I am not a huge beer fan (shhhh, don't tell St. Paddy) & used Guiness Stout which was way too 'stout' for my taste. Will definately make this bread over & over but will probably use a much milder beer. :)
I figured a bread so easy would be too good to be true, but this is the real deal! Start to finish in less than an hour and very tasty! We served this alongside Emerald Green Punch, Corned Beef and Cabbage in Guinness, and Dublin Coddle. Thanks!
This came out fantastic. Great crust, fluffy inside. Made it with 1/5 whole wheat four and 11.2 oz of Guinness. Will make again!
You can't get much easier than this! I didn't have self-rising flour, so followed Self-Rising Flour, but I found the bread to be quite salty. I will cut that back to 3/4 tsp next time but the ratio of baking powder at 1 1/2 tsp. per cup of flour seemed perfect. Other than that, the bread was a huge hit. I will make this again, and look forward to trying different beers for different flavors.
We made this for St. Patty's Day dinner and we liked it. It is a very dense bread but when we slathered it in butter it didn't matter. I agree with other reviewers, that when you slice the bread the smell is divine. Thank you for sharing.
This was great!! I made this to go with some beef stew and it was a big hit! Hubby and son went back for seconds. I used Blue Moon and increased the sugar to 3 tablespoons. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks for posting it, Len!
Delicious and really easy to make! I used a Budweiser and it was just perfect. I will definitely do it again and I will try with a different beer. Thanks for sharing!
This bread was awesome!! We used Harps beer not on purpose, but more on accident (it was on sale at the store)!! When I first took this bread out of the oven I thought I had over cooked it, as it was hard, but after it cooled and sat a little bit it softened up and tasted amazing!! I will never buy a beer bread mix again...this is so simple and much cheaper :)