Double Chocolate Stout Walnut Bread

My nephew gifted me with various interesting beers over the summer. On one delivery, I ended up with a can of double chocolate stout, which seemed a bit challenging to drink on its own. I HAVE had Guinness Stout in the past, and though I can drink the first half pint without too much trouble, by the second half, as it warms up, it’s rough going. So, I decided to search out a bread recipe that might make good use of the beer. For texture, I decided to add some coarsely chopped walnuts to the dough.

The result was an interesting bread with a bitter undertone that became wearing as I made my way through the loaf.

I ate it in as many ways as I could, including toasted and spread with peanut butter or as a base for scrambled eggs.

I turned it into  French toast with a generous pour of maple syrup and served as part of a hearty brunch.

In a final move, I cubed and toasted the bread and turned it into a bread pudding served with Bird’s custard.

With time, I made my way through the loaf. It was not a failure but I wouldn’t make this bread again. PS: I took a sip or three of the extra beer in the can and it wasn’t to my taste either.

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