Irish stew is the order of the day, and what better accompaniment than some homemade Guinness bread rolls. Irish stew, by definition a simple dish, based on the few but substantial ingredients of lamb chops, onions, carrots and potatoes and flavoured simply with salt and pepper, is a superbly rich dish. My Guinness dinner rolls have a light crumb and exquisitely full-bodied flavours, divinely complementing the umami taste experience of the stew. I’ve also noticed that I’m spot on topic with this month’s #BreadBakers theme of ‘Irish Breads’, hosted by A Day In the Life On The Farm.
I’d baked bread with beer before and achieved some delicious results, but I’d never used Guinness. This Guinness bread recipe very subtly brings out the dark-roasted barley flavours.
Guinness Bread Rolls Recipe
An Irish stew calls for bread rolls to soak up all the delicious juices and this recipe for Guinness bread rolls does the job perfectly. A wheat-based dough, enhanced with a little added rye and fortified by the ruby colours of that famous Irish stout, produces delicious Irish bread rolls.
- 550g white bread flour
- 150g white rye flour
- 6g dried yeast
- 10g salt
- 440g Guinness, at room temperature
- 75g water
How to make Guinness bread rolls
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl to form a dough
- Knead for about 10 minutes
- Let rest covered for about an hour until the dough has significanlty expanded in volume
- Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface
- Divide into 16 equal parts, cover the dough parts with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for about 10 minutes
- Shape each dough part into a roll (I like to make rolls with pointed ends as the tips form a superb crust), place onto baking trays lined with baking paper, lightly flour the rolls’ surface and cover with clean kitchen towels. Make sure to leave enough room between the rolls to allow them to expand unless you like them to attach to each other during the bake, as I did in the photo above.
- Leave to rest for about an hour or more until proved
- Preheat the oven to 180°C
- Bake for about 20 minutes until nicely browned and fully baked through
- Cool on a wire rack
Take a look at the Irish bread recipes from my fellow #BreadBakers!
- Apple, Beer, and Cheddar Soda Bread by A Baker’s House
- Blaa by Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Cheddar and Herbs Soda Bread by Ambrosia
- Currant Drop Scones by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Egg Free Irish Raisin Tea Scones by Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Four leaf Clover Rolls by Cook’s Hideout
- Guinness Buckwheat Bread by Baking Sense
- Irish Amber Ale Pretzels by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Irish Barmbrack by The Schizo Chef
- Irish Freckle Bread by Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Irish Freckle Bread by Passion Kneaded
- Irish Multigrain Bread by What Smells So Good?
- Irish Soda Bread by Herbivore Cucina
- Irish Soda Bread by Sneha’s Recipe
- Irish Soda Bread Scones by Spill the Spices
- Irish Soda Buttermilk Bread by Sizzling Tastebuds
- Oat and Potato Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Potato Clover Leaf Rolls by Spiceroots
- Soda Bread Farls by Food Lust People Love
- Soft Wheat Irish Soda Scones with Raisins (Spotted Dog) by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Super Easy Potato Roll Recipe by Hostess At Heart