These Honey Oat Guinness Bread Rolls are the perfect side dish for your St Patrick's Day Feast. Using traditional Irish methods to rise the bread using beer and baking soda, these brown bread oat rolls are so easy to make, even if you aren't confident with baking bread. The mixture is mixed with a spoon and there is no kneading involved, making the Honey Oat Guinness Bread Rolls a simple addition to your meal.
"I am worried about baking bread, is it difficult?"
If you have never baked bread before or are worried about using yeast, then these Honey Oat Guinness Bread Rolls are perfect for you!
All you need is a mixing bowl and a spoon! There is no yeast, no kneading, no proving/rising and no fancy equipment needed!
Ingredients needed for Irish Guinness Rolls:
- Wholewheat flour (you can also use AP)
- Rolled oats
- Baking soda (Also called Bi-carb/Bicarbonate of soda)
- Guinees Beer
How to make the bread rolls
As seen above, to make the rolls the dry ingredients (flour, oats, salt, baking soda) get mixed together in a bowl and the liquid ingredients (Guinness, buttermilk/yoghurt, oil, honey) get mixed together in a measuring cup/jug.
Then everything is mixed together to make a wet dough which can be spooned onto lined trays and baked.
My mixture looks wet?
You can see from the picture below that the mixture isn't like a traditional bread dough. This is a quite wet mixture that needs to be spooned into mounds and baked.
How long to bake the Guinness bread rolls for?
These Honey Oat Guinness Bread Rolls need to be baked for 15-20 minutes in a 425ºF/220ºC oven.
How do you know when bread rolls are cooked?
To check if the rolls are cooked you want to look for two things:
A) have the rolls got a golden even color on top?
B) carefully pick a roll up and use your knuckle to tap the bottom, if it feels soggy or doesn't make a noise then the rolls need another couple of minutes.
How long will these Guinness bread rolls keep for?
Ideally you want to eat these bread rolls within a couple of days. Because they have no preservatives in them they start to get dry after day 3.
What to serve with your Bread Rolls:
As a side for:
Alternatively serve for breakfast or brunch with butter and jam or cream cheese and smoked salmon.
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Honey Oat Guinness Bread Rolls
- 2 ⅔ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats - see note 1
- 2 tsp koser salt/sea salt - see note 2
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 ¼ cups Guinness
- ⅔ cup buttermilk/runny yoghurt
- ¼ cup oil - see note 3
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tsp rolled oats - optional garnish
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF/220ºC.
- Prepare you baking sheet by lining them with cooking/parchment paper.Mix the flour, oats, salt and baking soda together in a bowl.
- In a large measuring cup/jug add the Guinness buttermilk, oil and honey together (See note 4 for tips on your honey)
- Whisk the liquids together to dissolve the honey. Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until you have a wet mixture.
- Use the spoon to dollop out 12 roughly round balls onto the lined baking sheet.You can sprinkle a few oats over the top of each roll at this point. (purely optional but it looks pretty)
- Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes minutes, or until they are golden brown and make a noise when you tap the bottom.
- Transfer the roll to a cooling rack and serve when warm.
- Alternately the rolls will keep for unto 3 days.
- Make sure you use rolled oats and not the quick cook oats.
- If you are using table salt then reduce the quantity to 1 teaspoon.
- When measuring out the honey and oil. Use your quarter cup measure to measure out the oil, then without washing use the same cup measure to measure out the honey, the residual oil in the cup will mean the honey runs out easily!
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