[Insert scream here] Too much to do, too little time. It's no fault but my own. I have yet to find balance between work, school, and a social life. Plus, there are so many annoyances like sweeping, grocery shopping, and showering. There needs to be extra days in the week or I need a personal assistant. Or I need a housekeeper. Or a sugar daddy. Currently accepting applications for all of the above.
Last weekend instead of getting ahead on life, or let's be real - staying on top of things, I was baking, planning, and cooking for the St. Patrick's Day parade. #prioritiesAnyway, delicious food will always come before everything else, much to my detriment.
Guinness soda bread falls under the category of delicious food and well worth the time, although it did not take much time to whip up. As all soda breads, the ingredients are simple and the results are grand! The bread is delicious smeared with butter, toasted on its own, or piled high with brisket. I bet it would make a great french toast!
The recipe came from the lovely Maxine at Why I Am Not Skinny. She hales from South Africa, so it was fun converting Celsius into Fahrenheit and ounces into cups. As much as my dorky science teacher side preaches the metric system, when I bake, I rely on customary system. #scienceteacherproblems . Maxine truly glorifies food and I made a second recipe, her baba ganoush, which will be on the blog soon. This was a great month for Secret Recipe Club!
Guinness Soda Bread
Adapted from Why I Am Not Skinny
Yield - 1 loaf (12-15 slices)
3 cups AP flour
1 cup cake flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups Guinness (or other stout)
Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F and grease a loaf pan.
Whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
Beat the eggs slightly and mix in the Guinness.
Add the eggs and Guinness to the dry mix. Whisk together until too thick and then use your hands to fully combine.
Scrape into the loaf pan and bake 45-50 minutes. The bread should be golden brown and dry on top.
Let cool in a wire rack for about 10 minutes and then remove from the pan to cool completely or enjoy warm.