What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, than by making a quick and easy loaf of Guinness Bread*? This bread is a quick one, and you can have your craving for a hot buttery slice of bread in no time by following this simple recipe. The secret ingredient is our Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, which lends the loaf a subtle, slightly sweet, slightly orangey flavor, which pairs brilliantly with the Guinness beer. This is also a perfect accompaniment to your Corned Beef on the 17th. Stop by Marisolio (488 Main Street, Murphys) for your Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, or give us a call at 728-8853 to order by phone. You can also order from our website: www.marisolio.com
1 cup regular rolled oats, plus additional
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp Marisolio Cara Cara Orange Vanilla balsamic
1 cup buttermilk
1 (12 fluid oz) can or bottle of Guinness beer
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
Mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, stir together the butter, Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic, buttermilk, and Guinness beer. Pour the flour mixture into the beer mixture, and gently stir until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle with additional oats if desired.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Turn the oven off, open the door, and allow to cool for 30 minutes in the oven before turning out onto a wire rack.
* Recipe adapted from one on allrecipes.com.