Stout & Molasses Beer Bread

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The spices of fall are everywhere now. Pumpkin spice syndrome, cinnamon brooms, and apples aplenty. In our house we love carbs and with the excuse of Fall being here let’s just say that there are  breads, pastas, and baked goods galore. Especially since we’ve finally replaced our oven, but more about our oven adventures for another day.

I’ve always been one to experiment with breads and the other day was no exception. Recently I’ve been craving something with rye and molasses. I’m a big fan of the ‘Bushman’ bread from Outback and we’ve got a handy copycat-type recipe for that, but like I said before. I am to misbehave… errr… I mean experiment.  Why not make a quick bread? How about using some beer?

Two words: Yes. Please!

Stout&MolassesBeerBread-www.nerdsandnomsense.com-7As far as beer bread recipes go, there are a plethora of them roaming around the web. Many of them are delicious and some of them…  not so much. Don’t fret, this one is definitely a fool proof winner! It’s a simple recipe with only a few ingredients.

I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe in my quick bread arsenal and will absolutely be making some of these loaves closer to Thanksgiving so I can give them out as gifts. What’s your favorite holiday food gifts to give?

Ingredients:

  • 1 12oz bottle of Milk Stout Beer (Lefthand Nitro Stout – if you like stouts you should definitely give this one a try. It’s extremely tasty. http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/beers/milk-stout-nitro )
  • 3c – Wheat Bread Flour
  • 1/2 c Dark Rye Flour
  • 1/2 c of clover honey
  • 1/2 c of dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4.5 teaspoons of baking soda
  • Turbinado Sugar for dusting
  • Rolled Oats for dusting

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Preheat oven to 375F

Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl, add in beer, honey, and molasses.

Stir till combined. Should take about 2 minutes.

Prepare a 9×4 loaf pan with parchment paper or grease

Pour batter into the pan.

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Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar then oats

Bake for 60 – 75 minutes, or until the top has browned slightly and the middle has set up. To check and see if the bread is ready to go, try the thump test. The thump test is when you literally ‘thump’ the top of the loaf and check for a hollow sound.

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Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack.

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Stout & Molasses Beer Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 - 12oz of Milk Stout Beer (Left hand Nitro Stout)
  • 3c - Wheat Bread Flour
  • ½c Dark Rye Flour
  • ½c of clover honey
  • ½c of dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4.5 teaspoons of baking soda
  • Turbinado Sugar for dusting
  • Rolled Oats for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl, add in beer, honey, and molasses.
  3. Stir till combined. Should take about 2 minutes.
  4. Prepare a 9x4 loaf pan with parchment paper or grease
  5. Pour batter into the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar then oats
  7. Bake for 60 - 75 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the middle has set up. To check and see if the bread is ready to go, try the thump test.
  8. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack.
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4 Comments

  • Angeline says:

    Is it really a 16 ounces of milk stout? The 6 pack bottles are 12. Just wondering if I should open 2 bottles for the recipe.

  • Marcel Boff says:

    Hi, I am Brazilian and I really enjoyed your recipe. But I am in doubt about the quantity of flour. What do you mean by 3C of Wheat Bread Flour?
    And the other ingredients are 1/2 cup or spoon?
    Thanks for the help.

    • Ann says:

      Sorry for being unclear – it’s 3 cups. When I’m writing down the recipe, I tend to short hand things and then I don’t catch it before I publish the article. (My bad) Let me know how yours turns out, if you decide to make it and THANK YOU SO MUCH for commenting! 🙂 If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

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