5 from 9 votes
Soda Bread with Guinness Stout
Soda Bread with Guinness Stout
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Soda Bread with Guinness Stout is my modern update to one of our Traditional recipes for Irish Soda Bread. This one adds a slight twist by adding a little sugar, caraway seeds, and Guinness Stout to the normal 4 ingredients of flour, baking soda, buttermilk, and salt.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Bread, Soda
Servings: 8
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
  • 5 and 1/4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of caraway seeds
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 16 ounces of Buttermilk
  • 2 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 1/2 cup flour-reserved cutting board
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Before you start preparing the dough, 1st grease a Dutch oven and preheat it in a 425-degree oven for about 10 minutes
  3. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, caraway seeds, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center and slowly pour in the buttermilk incorporating it into the dry ingredients with a heavy wooden spoon. You will want to do this a little at a time.
  4. Once all ingredients have been mixed together to form a sticky dough place it out on a floured cutting board and knead lightly. Only Knead a short time!
  5. Form the dough into a ball and flatten slightly into a disc shape. Place a sharp knife in flour, so the dough will not stick to it and make a cross on the top of your bread dough.
  6. Place the dough into the preheated Dutch oven and cover with the lid – bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid from the Dutch oven and bake another 15 minutes.