I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dark Fudgy Guinness Bread

In keeping with this week's theme of adding Guinness to everything in order to make it Irish...



1  1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder (yep I went there!)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown
1 cup Guinness
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

White chocolate melting discs to garnish
green food colouring (concentrated paste)

In a large bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and chili powder together.



The original recipe called for 1/4 tsp of pepper but I thought I'd kick it up a notch with chili powder. It doesn't make the bread spicy, but simply gives your mouth a slightly warm feeling. Set the dry ingredients aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl until fluffy, add egg and then beer.  Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients, then another 1/3. When combined add the last 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix well.

Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Spray a 9 X 5" loaf pan with cooking oil and pour the batter in.



Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes. Cake tester should come out clean. Cool 10-15 minutes in the pan then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Melt a few chocolate wafers in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high. Stir in a drop or 2 of vegetable oil and drizzle over cooled bread.



If you want add a little green for St Patty's Day!






Slight adaptation from original Bailey's Dark Chocolate Guinness Bread at HomemadeHooplah.com 

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