It’s March and it’s time to celebrate! St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and I’ve started thinking about how to put an Irish spin on all of our recipes. Since I’m a huge carboholic, I’m always making rolls, biscuits, and bread and I thought it would be fun to try a cheesy Irish beer bread.
To be honest, I’ve only had beer bread once many years ago at a get together with friends. It was delicious and I complimented the cook, as did many others that tried it. When I asked the woman who brought it how she made it, she raved about how easy it was but didn’t give any details. I’ve thought about it a bit over the years and decided this was the perfect week to give it a try.
I had Dave pick up some self-rising flour which I was excited to try because it was new to me as well. I decided to keep it simple and only used five ingredients.
When it came out of the oven, I couldn’t wait to try it. It was warm, cheesy, and delicious! I was amazed that it was so easy to make fresh bread and can’t wait to try it again with other types of beer. This time around I used Killian’s Irish Red, but would like to mix it up with light beers as well as some seasonal craft beers.
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 bottle of Killian’s Irish Red (or any beer you prefer)
- 3 tbsp of white sugar
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a loaf pan with cooking spray
- In a large bowl, mix together flour and sugar
- Pour in half the beer and mix well
- Sprinkle in cheese and the rest of the beer and continue to mix well
- Place dough into the loaf pan
- Bake for 20 minutes and then brush the top with melted butter
- Continue baking for another 20 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean
- Serve warm with butter and enjoy
What about you? What is your favorite recipe for St. Patrick’s Day?