Whether it’s beer mac and cheese or beer bread, I am definitely enjoying cooking and baking with beer this week in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Marathon training doesn’t allow much room for alcohol, but after losing an hour of sleep this weekend I needed a little pep in my step while baking…and dang, it was awesome!

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I’ve never made bread with beer before, so this was an amazingly fun project. It comes together super quick, is jam packed with three cheeses, and represents the Irish with Dubliner cheese and Smithwick’s beer. Delicious!

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To make this, measure out ¼ cup of the sharp cheddar, ¼ cup of the white cheddar and 2 tablespoons of the Dubliner and reserve it for topping the bread later.

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In a large bowl, combine the remaining cheese, flour, baking powder, dry mustard, salt, cayenne, white pepper, and garlic. Stir to ensure that all of the cheese is coated with flour.

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In a small bowl, whisk together the beer, sour cream, egg, and Worcestershire sauce.

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Pour the beer mixture into the cheese and flour mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the dough until just combined.

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Spoon the dough into the prepared loaf pan, using a spatula to even out the top. Mix together the reserved cheeses and sprinkle evenly on top. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Remove bread from the oven, place on a wire rack, and cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and continue to cool. When the bottom of the pan can be touched, turn the bread out and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

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I love this bread!! Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Check Out:
Irish Chocolate Mint Cookies
Baileys Irish Cream Cookies by Buttercream Blondie
Irish Cream Hot Fudge Cupcakes by Sprinkle Bakes
Shamrock Shakes by Dessert for Two
Green Velvet Cheesecake Shamrocks by The Novice Chef

Irish Beer and Cheese Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces Dubliner cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1¼ cups Irish ale (I used Smithwick's)
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Measure out ¼ cup of the sharp cheddar, ¼ cup of the white cheddar and 2 tablespoons of the Dubliner and reserve for topping the bread later.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining cheese, the flour, baking powder, dry mustard, salt, cayenne, white pepper, and garlic. Stir to ensure that all of the cheese is coated with flour.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the beer, sour cream, egg, and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Pour the beer mixture into the cheese and flour mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the dough until just combined. Spoon the dough into the prepared loaf pan, using a spatula to even out the top. Mix together the reserved cheeses and sprinkle evenly on top.
  6. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean (or, if you have an instant-read thermometer, the middle of the bread reaches 190 degrees F).
  7. Remove bread from the oven, place on a wire rack, and cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and continue to cool. When the bottom of the pan can be touched, turn the bread out and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Notes

Recipe taken from Brown Eyed Baker

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2013/03/12/irish-beer-and-cheese-bread/

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16 Responses to Irish Beer and Cheese Bread

  1. Oooh, this looks amazing! Being pregnant doesn’t allow for much (or any!) booze consumption either, but i feel totally fine downing a few slices of beer/cheese bread or eating other things cooked/baked with a bit of alcohol. I’d love a piece of this right now!

  2. Adri says:

    My, but that sounds perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Breads made with beer have such a nice tang. This must be wonderful – and the cheese really amps up the flavor. Brava!

  3. omg – so much cheese in this bread…and beer..it’s like falling in love all over again <3 ;)

  4. Wendy says:

    I love cheese bread, especially easy and quick cheese bread! St. Patrick’s Day is as good an excuse as any to bake some. :) Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Tracey says:

    Oh wow, this looks so good!! I made a simple beer bread a few weeks ago, but this version is even more perfect for St Patrick’s Day! All that cheese – yum :)

  6. That looks so good! I LOVE all the cheese going on in there!

  7. Looks delicious. Beautiful! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you as well.

  8. I love beer bread, and I love Daiya Cheese, the almond replacement cheese. I think I’ll try this bread with the Daiya!

  9. Ok, if I made this, I would eat the whole thing myself. Must do!

  10. Sues says:

    This looks awesome and is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! What’s better than cheese and beer together?? :)

  11. I did a beer bread a while ago but it did not come out as awesome as this! Wow! This looks so flavorful and delicious!

  12. Ohh this sounds so good! I realy just want to make a grilled cheese on the super cheesy bread :)

  13. This is like the cheesiest bread ever! I’m in Love!

  14. Joanne says:

    I make beer bread a lot but I never seem to put in that much cheese…need to change that because it looks AWESOME! The perfect way to get your alcohol/(Irish) fix while marathon training! And to carb load in the same bite. WIN.

  15. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    the cheese on top of that bread looks incredible! I’m going to have to try beer mac and cheese asap!

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