You're not an amateur. You know the drill. If you're gonna make it through St. Patrick's Day, there are only two ways to go about it: Abstain completely or go all-in. If it's the former, godspeed to ya. If it's the latter, you're gonna need a little something in your stomach to get you through minimally scathed. Maybe even a goodly amount of something, and that's where Guinnessbread and Guinnessbutter come in. Think of them as a base tan for the drinking day ahead. The bread is a hearty, borderline-healthy mix of Irish oatmeal and whole wheat, kissed with a sweet dollop of molasses and a splash (OK, a full bottle) of Guinness Extra Stout.
It's plenty great on its own, but smeared with a sweet-and-salty Guinness-infused butter, it's fuel for the holiday ahead—and maybe even your salvation tomorrow morning if you manage to save a slice or two.
Guinness Oatmeal Bread
Photo by Alex Tepper
1 bottle Guinness Extra Stout
1 1/2 cup Irish oatmeal
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Salted Butter, softened
2 tablespoons cup molasses
1 Land O Lakes Unsalted Butter in Half Sticks (4 ounces)
4 tablespoons Guinness Extra Stout
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter a loaf pan.
In a food processor or blender, whip together all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Adjust salt and sugar amounts to your taste.