Guinness is a dry stout that lends a deep, malty richness to savoury stews and sweet bakes alike. Try a splash in your classic beef stew or drizzle into a chocolate sponge for added depth of flavour.
If we’ve whet your appetite for hearty platefuls, try our best winter comfort food recipes for more stews, puddings and drinks to keep the chill at bay. Try our best beef recipes for showstopping roasts, top steak recipes and comforting casseroles.
Best Guinness recipes
Chocolate Guinness cake
Ever matched Guinness with chocolate? This pairing, originally made famous by Nigella Lawson, makes for a wickedly rich, dark sponge. Top with swirls of creamy chocolate icing for an indulgent afternoon treat.
Black velvet cake
Guinness and prosecco meet in this rich, dark marble cake – perfect for stout and prosecco lovers alike.
Beef and Guinness stew
Sunday lunch is easy with this beef and Guinness stew. This one-pot results in meltingly tender meat – just a little prep and long, slow cook for a deep, rich, weekend treat. Plus, instructions on how to make this in a slow cooker.
Swirls of homemade caramel and a glug of stout makes for a sweet yet subtly bitter traybake. These Guinness brownies are the perfect sophisticated snack.
Beef, stilton and Guinness pie
If you make just one recipe this month, it’s got to be this rich, meaty pie with crisp, cheesy pastry from chef Ben O’Donoghue. It’s the ultimate winter warmer and perfect for chilly evenings. You can even make cheese straws from the scrap pastry.
A clever Irish-inspired twist on a favourite cheesy snack. Classic rarebit often contains a splash of ale – using Guinness gives a deeper savoury flavour to the finished dish.
Lamb stew with Guinness
Check out our warming one-pot lamb and Guinness stew with creamy mash and peas. No pre-frying of ingredients is required for this simple stew.
Steak and ale pudding
Discover how easy it is to make this pub classic. Made with Guinness or ale to add richness to the steak and mushroom filling, it tastes excellent alongside some hearty mashed potatoes.
Irish coffee cake
How do you improve on a classic coffee cake? Get inspired by the Irish with a splash of whiskey and Guinness, and top with pillowy coffee-flavoured cream.
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