Ooooh, there’s a bank holiday coming up, yippee! Have you got your green ready for Paddy’s Day? I bought a very fun pair of shamrock zogabonds and will wear them with pride as I travel through the airport next Tuesday!
Feeling patriotic, I thought I’d share a delicious and extremely simple Guinness Bread recipe with you. Perfect for lunch with a twist of Irish!
Not only is the bread utterly yummy, it’s also full of goodness. The wholemeal flour and oats are high in fibre and while the nuts and seeds help skin stay beautiful with the help of vitamin E.... and well, we all know that Guinness is good for you!
The bread works really well with guacamole, smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon. All the omega 3 benefits of delicious oily salmon and happy avocado fats with the zing of vitamin C!
- 450g wholemeal flour
- 2 level tsp baking soda
- 25g oats (+ extra handful for sprinkling)
- 4 tblsp demerara sugar
- 50g chopped nuts
- 50g mixed seeds
- 50g butter
- 1 tblsp treacle
- 400ml Guinness (almost 1 large can)
- Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
- Lightly grease or line a 2lb loaf tin.
- Melt butter and treacle in a saucepan over a low heat.
- Put flour, oats, sugar nuts and seeds in a bowl. Sieve in baking soda and mix well.
- Add Guinness to melted butter and treacle.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
- Transfer mix to baking tin and sprinkle over a handful of oats.
- Bake for 40-50 mins.
- Wrap in clean tea towel while cooling recipe adapted from Catherine Leyden’s book
Enjoy the festivities!