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Mom's Guinness Beer Bread


This doubles the recipe for the flour mixture. Make one loaf now, and save half of the flour mix for later!
This makes a fun gift. Place enough flour mix for one loaf in a nice jar and give with a bottle of Guinness and the recipe!

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  • To make 1 loaf:
  • This is for 2 loaves: (save half for later!)
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 12 ounces Guiness Extra Stout
  • handful caraway seeds
  • 1/4 c pecan pieces
  • 1/4 c (1 stick) melted butter


Servings 1
Adapted from


Step 1

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Place a fat 3 1/2 cups of this mix into a baggie or jar to save for another day.

To the remaining fat 3 1/2 cups flour mixture, toss in the caraway seeds, pecan pieces and mix. Add the Guinness. Stir with a fork or sturdy spatula until combined. Turn the lumpy dough into a buttered loaf pan. Pour melted butter over top of loaf.
Bake until golden brown, about 45-60 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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