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Sweet and Spicy Guinness Quick Bread

Sweet and Spicy Guinness Quick Bread

This sweet and spicy quick bread would make a great St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, or a heartening snack served with a cup of coffee or Irish tea. The magic ingredient is Guinness stout, a dark Irish beer that adds wonderful moistness and flavor.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
1 12-ounce Guinness or other Irish stout beer, minus a sip (fun for the cook!)
1/2 cup raisins
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, then spoon into a greased loaf pan.

2. Bake 50 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Makes one loaf.

Inspired by The Best Quick Breads by Beth Hensperger (Harvard Common Press, 2000).

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6:35AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

looks good

1:31AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Looks yummy --- did copy and will try it! Thank you!

8:38PM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Looks tasty, homemade bread is wonderful.

11:15AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Great recipe! Thanks!

9:29AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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10:17AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

Sounds easy and delicious!

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