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Easy Irish Beer Bread - TSLC

This Irish Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make and the bread is delicious.  Be sure to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a loaf of this bread to share with your family and friends. You may have to make two! It is just that good.

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup white granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 (11.2 ounce) bottle of Guiness Draught beer

In a large mixing bowl use a wire whisk to mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the egg and beer mixing with a spoon. (I don’t use a mixer with this bread) Generously spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add dough for bread.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until brown on top.  This bread will not be white because the beer is a dark beer.  It smells great while baking and is wonderful with butter while still hot. Makes one loaf of bread.  Enjoy!


Be sure to check out these great bread recipes:

Irish Soda Bread

Quick Molasses Oat Bread

Sweet Potato Banana Bread

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  1. Kathy Fitzpatrick says:

    My friend bread is very dark can you use different flour? Hers is delicious and has oatmeal on outside

  2. Strange. No need any butter or oil at all in your Irish beer bread recipe?

  3. Cheri Finkbiner says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I lost my recipe for beer bread, and find I like this even better.

  4. Guinness beer, Can you use any beer? You can’t just buy one bottle.

  5. G B Leatherwood says:

    I’m on my 5th loaf; my family loves it; we eat it like dessert!
    First, tried it with Guinness darkest; too strong. 2nd, Corona Mexican; too light. 3rd & 4th, Guinness Draft; just right! Fifth, added Craisins & a dash of cinnamon–Wow!
    Your turn!

  6. Lorena Skaanstrom says:

    Fantastic good bread !!!

  7. Great recipe. Love the tang of the Guinness—and I don’t drink the stuff, but I like it in baked goods. 😀

  8. Trying it tonight add I have all the ingredients, even the Guinness Draught.

  9. Charles Lancaster says:

    I’ve never said this to anyone before but “you cook like my mom cooked
    just great Charles Lancaster

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Charles. Anytime, someone tells me I cook like their Mom, I take that as a great compliment. So happy you enjoy the recipes and it’s great to have you on my site. Have a great weekend.

  10. suzanne schrader says:

    what can you use instead of the dark beer. regular beer??

  11. Can regular beer be used?

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