I very distinctly remember drinking my first Guinness. At first one my be apprehensive because of the dark black brew, but it's rich with coffee and chocolate and caramel notes. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a rich dense quick bread I like to call Guinness Cake.
1 12 oz Bottle Guinness Extra Stout
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Table Spoons Butter (I use Vegan Butter)
2 Cups Raisins
3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Cloves
This recipe yeilds two loafs of Guinness Cake. You will need two 4x8" loaf pans, greased and ready to go.
The Star of our show. Yummy rich dark stout.
1. In a saucepan heat the Guinness, butter, sugar and raisins. Bring to a boil and let boil for about 5 minutes.
Stir occasionally to keep from scorching the sugar
While the beer and sugar are boiling Grease those 8x4" pans and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Once the beer and sugar mixture has boiled remove from heat and let it cool.
3. Once the beer and sugar mixture has cool some combine it with the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Stir well to make sure the flour is not clumpy and the batter is thick but smooth.
Split batter between two 8x4" loaf pans and bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes. being careful to check on the loafs. The Guinness cake is done when you can stick a knife or fork in the middle and it comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes before releasing them from the pans.
I like mine warm with butter.