This is the one I have used for years. NOTE WELL you MUST use canned Guinness.
If in the French Islands Pelforth Brune or Porter 39 work as well.
2 cups coarse wholemeal flour
1/2 cup sugar This produces a sweetish bread reduce by half if you prefer.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. malt extract (if you can't find malt extract, substitute 1 tsp. vanilla)
1 1/4 cups canned Guinness
1 to 1 and 1/4 cups buttermilk OK to substitute any milk even reconstituted milk powder.
1. Add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2. Blend in butter.
3. Stir in malt, buttermilk and Guinness. Mix until the bread is a THICK porridge-like consistency. Do not beat to death DO NOT KNEAD.
4. Turn into a greased baking pan that has been sprinkled heavily with flour. Sprinkle additional flour on top.
5. Bake for 30 minutes at 425F degree and 30 minutes at 400F.
WARNING Keep the loaf locked up as the leprechauns will steal slices!