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Welcome, my fellow food enthusiasts, today I am thrilled to share with you my Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread recipe. Imagine the combination of warm bread fresh from the oven with a delicate aroma and taste of Irish cream. Do I have your attention now? This bread is soft, sweet, rich, and so delicious that you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

I first tasted Irish cream when I traveled to Ireland, and its irresistible flavor lingered with me ever since. Over the years, I’ve experimented with various recipes until eventually developing this flavor-packed Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread recipe. And let me tell you – this recipe delivers!

On the outside, the bread has a lovely crispy crust while maintaining a perfect fluffy interior. With each bite, you will experience a subtle sweetness from honey that combines harmoniously with the hint of salt in the background. But what sets this bread apart is the velvety touch of Bailey’s Irish Cream which not only adds an incredible depth of flavor but also makes it irresistibly moist.

Now imagine yourself savoring this warm bread with a subtle hint of Irish cream paired with your morning coffee or as an after-dinner dessert along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are endless! So join me in making this easy yet decadent recipe and let’s enjoy a slice (or two) of heaven together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Bread (Bread Machine)
Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread (Bread Machine)

Are you looking for a bread recipe that’s easy and delicious? Look no further than this Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread recipe. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re having a cozy brunch at home or entertaining family and friends.

What makes this bread so special is the addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream, which gives it a rich and creamy texture with just a hint of sweetness. The sweet and nutty flavor of Quaker Oats, combined with the warm notes of honey, creates a perfect balance of flavors in every bite.

The best part is that this recipe is made using a bread machine, so it requires minimal effort on your part. Simply add the ingredients to the machine, hit a button and let the machine do all the work for you. You’ll have fresh, homemade bread ready in just a few hours.

Not only is this bread delicious straight out of the oven, but it also makes fantastic leftovers. Toast it up and serve alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea. Or use it as the base for French toast casserole, pound cake, or even S’mores!

You’ll love this recipe because it’s versatile, easy to make, and packed with delicious flavor. So go ahead, grab that Bailey’s Irish Cream and give this recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

“Indulge in a slice of heaven”

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to create this delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread using a bread machine:

  • 3 cups of bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 package of dry yeast
  • 1 cup of Quaker Oats
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup of water

For those who prefer a sweeter taste, a total amount of 3 cups of honey can be added to the mixture.

Also, Irish cream liqueur lovers, look out for instructions on how to make this recipe more personalized for you coming up in later sections.

Get ready to gather all the “pots and pans” and let’s get baking!

The Recipe How-To

“The perfect breakfast bread for adults”

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of making this Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread (Bread Machine) recipe. Follow these steps to create a sweet and satisfying bread that will have people begging for the recipe.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

First things first, let’s gather all the recipe ingredients we’ll need to make our amazing bread. Make sure you have bread flour, salt, Quaker Oats, honey, Baileys Irish Cream, water, and dry yeast on hand before you begin.

Step 2: Measure and Combine Dry Ingredients

Next, measure out the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl or directly into the bread machine pan. We’ll be using 3 cups + 2 tbs of bread flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup old-fashioned Quaker Oats or Quick-cooking oats, and 1 package of active dry yeast (which equals to about 2 and 1/4 teaspoons).

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl or measuring cup combine the wet ingredients. You’ll need 1/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, 1 cup water, and two tablespoons of honey for sweetness. Give it a good stir.

Step 4: Add Wet to Dry Ingredients

Pour the mixture into your bread machine pan with the dry ingredients already in it. Select your machine’s dough cycle and let it go to work for about a half an hour.

Step 5: Check the Dough Consistency

After thirty minutes of mixing, check that the dough is neither too dry nor too sticky. If necessary add more water or flour to achieve an ideal consistency.

Step 6: Let it Rise

The next step is letting the dough rise in a warm spot for about an hour until it doubles in size. This would be your chance to Go have a coffee or a pint of Guinness.

Step 7: Preheat the Oven

Now it’s time to preheat your oven to 375°F. You’ll want to preheat early so that the oven has time to reach the correct temperature.

Step 8: Shape and Transfer Dough

Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf, then transfer it to a greased baking pan. I suggest using a standard loaf pan, but you can also use a round cake pan or even a Bundt pan if you prefer.

Step 9: Bake It!

Pop that delicious loaf into the now preheated oven and let it bake for 35-40 minutes until brown and crispy on the outside, with an internal temperature of at least 190°F.

Now enjoy your Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread fresh out of the oven or reheated later in the day. The bread freezes well too! Try this delicious recipe for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, or just to enjoy with some coffee or tea any day of the year.

Substitutions and Variations

“A boozy twist on a classic loaf”

Have you ever wanted to switch up a classic recipe, yet weren’t sure if it would still result in a delicious dish? Well, look no further as I am your guide to all the possible substitutions and variations you can make to the Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread!

Firstly, let’s talk about the flour. If you don’t have bread flour on hand, simply use all-purpose flour instead. However, don’t use cake flour as it will result in a different texture altogether.

If salt isn’t your thing or if you’re trying to reduce your sodium intake, substitute with low-sodium options or omit it altogether. If you have other baking goods laying around, try throwing in some dried fruits like raisins or cranberries for extra flavor and texture.

If honey isn’t available or is too expensive in your area, feel free to sub it with maple syrup, agave nectar or even regular granulated sugar. But remember that depending on what you choose to use, it might slightly alter the taste of the bread.

As for Bailey’s Irish Cream substitution – unfortunately nothing can quite compare to its unique flavor! However, if you’re in a pinch or you want to switch things up a bit, try substituting it with other cream liqueurs like Kahlua or even coffee liqueur in equal amount.

If you want to get creative with the recipe and put your own personal spin on it – consider adding chocolate chips or walnuts into the mix for an added crunch. Or maybe throw in some cinnamon powder for an autumnal twist!

In conclusion, be confident in experimenting with this recipe and personalizing it however suits your interest whether that means subbing out ingredients completely or simply tweaking them! The possibilities are endless with this Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread recipe.

Serving and Pairing

“Let the aroma of Bailey’s fill your home”

I love this Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread recipe because it is a versatile bread that pairs well with a variety of foods. The hint of Irish cream flavor will add a little something special to your breakfast, brunch or dessert.

To serve, slice the bread into thick pieces and enjoy it as is or toasted with butter, jam or honey. But don’t stop there! This bread is also perfect for making French toast, bread pudding, and even s’mores.

For a sweet pairing, try it with a scoop of Bailey’s ice cream or turn it into a decadent bread pudding. On the savory side, enjoy sliced with some cheese and charcuterie or use it as the base for your favorite sandwich.

As for drinks, I recommend serving this bread with coffee or hot cocoa on chilly mornings. For an adult twist, pair it with a homemade Irish coffee or use it to make a delicious coffee cake complemented by a cup of tea.

Overall, this Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread is perfect for any time of day, occasion or meal. It’s an excellent addition to your St Patrick’s Day menu or serving for homemade bundt cakes too. The possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing and serving this Irish-inspired bread.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A quick and easy bread machine recipe”

Now that you’ve baked your scrumptious Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread, you may be wondering how to store it properly to preserve its flavor and texture. Luckily, the bread will stay fresh and tasty for up to five days if refrigerated in an airtight container.

If you plan to make some bread ahead of time for a busy week, you can also freeze it for up to a month. Make sure to cool the bread completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and placing it in a freezer-safe container.

When it comes time to enjoy your stored bread, simply take it out of the refrigerator or freezer and let it come to room temperature before serving. You can also reheat individual slices in the microwave for about 10 seconds or in a toaster oven.

If you have any leftover end pieces or stale slices, don’t throw them away! They make delicious bread pudding when mixed with cream, sugar, eggs, and other flavorful toppings. Allowing it to soak overnight with egg and milk mixture will render flavorsome treat from leftovers, thus making an efficient use of leftover bread.

With these simple tips, storing and reheating your Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread has never been easier. You can enjoy your freshly-baked bread whenever the mood strikes you – even on busy mornings or during St. Patrick’s Day gatherings!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Satisfy your sweet tooth with a sip of Bailey’s in every bite”

When it comes to making bread machine recipes, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure you get the perfect loaf every time. Here are a few tips for making the perfect Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread:

1. Start with fresh ingredients: It may seem like a small detail, but using fresh ingredients is crucial to achieving the best results in your baking. Make sure your flour, oats, yeast, and other dry ingredients are all fresh, and that your liquids haven’t been sitting in the fridge for too long.

2. Measure precisely: When it comes to baking, accuracy is key. Use measuring cups and spoons to ensure you’re adding the exact amount of each ingredient called for in the recipe.

3. Use bread flour: Bread flour has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour, which helps give bread its unique texture and rise. Using bread flour in this recipe will help ensure your bread has the perfect crumb and stays moist for longer.

4. Don’t overmix: Overmixing can lead to tough, chewy bread. Once you’ve added all of your ingredients to the bread machine, let it do its thing – avoid stirring or poking at the dough as it’s mixing.

5. Add Bailey’s Irish Cream last: To prevent the Bailey’s Irish cream from curdling or separating during mixing, add it as close to last as possible after other ingredients have thoroughly combined.

6. Keep an eye on the dough: Your dough should have a uniform consistency – if it appears too dry or wet, add additional flour or liquid accordingly.

7. Let it cool before serving: As tempting as it may be to cut into warm bread fresh out of the machine, allowing your loaf to cool will help ensure that you get beautiful slices without them falling apart or feeling gummy.

By following these tips and some experimentation , you’ll be well on your way to creating a perfectly golden loaf of Bailey’s Irish Cream bread.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread is a fantastic bread machine recipe that you should definitely try. It’s an excellent way to combine the delicious taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream with the warm, comforting goodness of homemade bread. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and yields a fantastic result every time.

Whether you’re a fan of Irish soda bread or just looking for a unique and flavorful twist on your basic bread recipe, you won’t be disappointed with this one. The combination of honey, Quaker Oats, and Bailey’s Irish Cream creates a unique flavor that is both sweet and savory.

So next time you’re craving some homemade bread, why not give Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread a try? You’ll love the rich taste and texture it provides, as well as the ease with which you can make it using a bread machine. Plus, it’s perfect for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day or just as a fun weekend treat. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.

Bailey's Irish Cream Bread (Bread Machine)

Bailey’s Irish Cream Bread (Bread Machine) Recipe

(Bread Machine)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Bread Machine, Breads, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Small Appliance, Yeast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 373.9kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup Quaker Oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast


  • Put ingredients in the bread machine in the order.
  • Basic bread setting.


Serving: 110g | Calories: 373.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 74.9g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 401.1mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 17.9g

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