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Todays Bake! Guinness and Roasted Barley Bread

rhag's picture

Todays Bake! Guinness and Roasted Barley Bread

Todays Bake  included a few baguettes and I tried out the Beer and barley bread from hamelmans book. This is a solid recipe and i opted to use guinness as the beer because it definitly my favourite to drink on its own and figured it wuld give the bread great flavour. I would definitly recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a semi whole wheat bread with lots of flavour! Questions, thoughts, comments are always welcome.









janij's picture

I expected it to have a slightly darke color from the beer.  But I may have to try that.  I love Guiness as well and have tons of barley.

blockkevin's picture

lovely loaves

you got a nice shape and a beautiful grine on those breads. If you have a chance I would love to see a picture of the crumb.


shakleford's picture

Isn't that the recipe that calls for malted barley?  If so, where did you get that, or did you just use normal, fresh barley?  I have whole barley and have been meaning to try to make some malted barley for this recipe, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

rhag's picture

It calls for malted barley but i just tosted up some dried barley then ground it down via coffee grinder. I ground it until i had about 1/2 pieces of barley. i suppose the barley could also be soaked like a seed or cooked then added to the dough.

Paddyscake's picture

Everyone is so casual.. beautiful loaves, may have to try, barley, fresh or malted..