In honor of St. Patty's, the DH and I worked up this recipe for Guinness Soda Bread scones. I think these work really well with whole wheat flour. In fact, I can't see that white flour would stand up very well against the Guinness. The least amount of whole wheat I'd do is half.
Guinness Soda Bread Scones
Makes 8 large wedges
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 Tbsp honey
4 Tbsp cold butter in small pieces
1/4 cup buttermilk
Up to 1/2 cup Guinness
Preheat oven to 400. I baked these on a stone.
Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt). Cut in butter until coarse. Add raisins.
Add honey, buttermilk and 1/4 cup of Guinness. Mix until a soft dough forms, adding more Guinness as needed.
Pat into a circle, about 1/2 " thick. Cut into 8 wedges (you might need to very lightly dust the top surface to do this, if your dough is on the wet side.) Bake ~15-20 minutes, depending on how wet the dough is. Mine was pretty wet (more Guinness)...so I went for 20 until the center of the circle was springy to the touch and not wet.
Next time I will also soak the raisins in a bit of Guinness! I loved the flavor, which is amazing because I am not a beer fan, especially of Guinness!