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.

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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 This pairing, originally made famous by Nigella Lawson, makes for a wickedly rich, dark sponge.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.

Chocolate Guinness cake

Black velvet cake

Guinness and prosecco meet in this rich, dark marble cake – perfect for stout and prosecco lovers alike.

A dark marbled loaf cake topped with cream cheese frosting, with one slice cut out of the end

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.

A white pot of beef and Guinness stew

Guinness brownies

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.

Squares of chocolate brownie against a pink background

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.

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Beef, stilton and Guinness pie

Guinness rarebit

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.

Irish Rarebit Recipe

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Hannah GuinnessSub editor and drinks writer

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