This no knead Irish Brown Bread has the most amazing flavor thanks to Guinness and buttermilk. A delicious brown bread that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
The Better Half and I are Irish through and through. We both have Irish mothers (his Duffy, mine Murphy) and we both went to Notre Dame. So we get a little excited when St. Patrick’s day rolls around!
I wanted to bake something festive, but I draw the line at putting green food coloring in my beautiful bread. It just seems too artificial. So I thought this recipe for Irish Brown Bread from my No-Knead cookbook would be the perfect festive recipe to try out. It is a play on Irish Soda bread, but it uses yeast for the rising, rather than using baking soda. And, it has Guinness in it. Can’t get much more Irish than that!
Let me tell you, this brown bread recipe is a keeper. It has so much flavor, and the texture is amazing. It is a tiny bit denser than the original no knead bread. The Better Half and I devoured almost half a loaf last night, hot out of the oven. We liked it so much that I have another batch of dough rising right now!
This is a variation on the original no-knead recipe. Be sure to check out that post for more details about baking no-knead bread.