Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Dipping Sauce


by: Our Little Family Adventure

If you’re not familiar with Guinness, it’s an Irish dry stout. It has a very dark color and rich flavor.It is frothy when you pour it into a glass and is very filling. I don’t care for it, but my husband loves it. He jokes that it’s a meal in itself. This Irish Soda Bread recipe is hearty and rich. A tip to help you know when the bread is ready, is it should sound hollow when you tap on the bottom or underside of the loaf. This is a great bread to make when you are short of time. It contains no yeast, so doesn’t have to spend time rising. Start reduction sauce just before you start the bread and they’ll be done in about the same time. The Guinness Reduction Sauce is great as a dipping sauce for this bread, on toast, pancakes or waffles, or over oatmeal. For the dipping sauce, you are supposed to mix equal parts sauce to olive oil. My kids preferred it without the olive oil. So it’s up to you. Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to 1 cup whole milk. Allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then add to recipe in place of buttermilk.


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serves: 18

Irish Soda Bread

3 cups flour

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

14 ounces or 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

1 tablespoon rolled oats

Guinness Reduction Sauce

1 3/4 cup Guinness (1 pint)

1 3/4 cup brown sugar (1 pint)

Olive Oil

Nutrition Facts
Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Dipping Sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 18

Amount per Serving

Calories: 321

  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.2 mg
  • Sodium: 191.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  •     Sugars: 31.7 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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1.  Bread Instructions

2.  Mix together flours, oats, and baking soda.

3.  Add buttermilk to dry ingredients. Mix together until it comes together in a dough.

4.  Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Shape dough into a cake or dome shape with hands.

5.  Place shaped dough onto a lightly floured round baking pan..

6.  Sprinkle dough with 1 tablespoon rolled oats.

7.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

8.  Cool on baking rack until ready to serve.

9.  Reduction Sauce

10.  Combine the Guinness and sugar in a medium saucepan. Simmer on low for about an hour. Stir occasionally. Liquid will reduce by half.

11.  Remove from heat and let cool completely.

12.  To serve as a dipping sauce, place equal parts reduction sauce and olive oil in a shallow dish or bowl. Serve with sliced bread.

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I must try this!