Stout and Rye Bread

December 23, 2013

Stout and Rye Bread

This bread is leavened with baking powder instead of yeast and has a texture similar to soda bread. Also like soda bread, it’s one of the quickest of breads to make – mix all the ingredients and bake. No rising or resting periods. I do enjoy more traditional bread making, but this is an easy fix if you are pressed for time. The result is a full flavored loaf – amazing toasted and perfect with cheese and preserves. Enjoy!


• 2 cups rye flour
• 1 cup whole white flour
• 1/4 cup cane sugar
• 1/4 cup flax seeds
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 2 cups stout beer or beer of your choosing
• 4 tablespoons melted butter

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
In a bowl, mix the flours, sugar, flax, baking powder and salt.
Add the beer and melted butter. Stir well with a wooden spoon or your hands.
Pour the dough in a buttered and floured 4″x 9″ loaf pan.
Bake in the oven for 50 minutes.
Leave to cool before cutting.

Stout and Rye Bread

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narf7 December 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Just a small question…how do I get the stout bottle (Guinness in our neck of the woods here in Tasmania…) away from my husband (who is growling as I reach in his general direction) to add some to this undeniably gorgeous quick bread? I will wait for your answer because he is gazing at me in a most menacing way and has both sweaty hands wrapped tightly around the bottle…I wouldn’t want to lose a finger…


Bryan December 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

Haha! Get a few extra 🙂


Christa S December 31, 2013 at 2:02 am

Hi – do you use whole flax seeds or ground flax seed (i.e. meal)? Thanks!


Bryan December 31, 2013 at 11:49 am

Hi Christa,
I use whole flax seeds but ground would also work.


Jessie Harrold January 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Oooh, this is going on my “to-make” list! My hubby will love it.


"Clubby" Club Martino January 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just tried this last night with a moka stout.
It tastes great and is incredibly easy to make.



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