First things first, regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of the Browns Restaurants in Derry. You can read my review of Browns in Town here.
You might also know that I have been known to bake on occasion.
But I’m not much good at bread. There’s something about the salt/yeast ratio that always stymies me. So you can imagine my delight when my favourite restaurant sent me a ready-mixed bag of their amazing Guinness bread. Literally all I had to do was add the Guinness. Win lads, serious win.
And it really is that simple. All you need is a bag of the bread mix, a can of Guinness and a well-buttered bread tin. I used a silicon bread tin which bulged slightly at one side but otherwise, it did the job rightly.
- Open bag, pour into bowl
- Add Guinness, stir
- Pour mixture into loaf tin
- Sprinkle the top with oats
Any idiot can do it and, as if to prove that, I did. This stuff is amazing and will fill your house with the most gorgeous smell of baking Guinness. Of course you can put anything you like on top of it but I prefer good old-fashioned butter – it lets the flavours of the bread speak for themselves.
This handy kit can be bought in any of the Browns Restaurants or Ardtara House for £4 and it really is worth a go – we’ve already bought more to keep in the store cupboard!