Yes, I know the parade was last weekend but tomorrow, Saturday March 17th, is the real St. Patrick’s Day! I hope that boulevard isn’t all greened-out and that someone will be serving this delicious recipe that I discovered.
I say ‘delicious’ but I haven’t tried it yet – but it’s my job to do so tomorrow. But how good does this sound?
St Patrick’s Day Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread
Makes one 8 ½-inch loaf
2 ¾ cups sifted all purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) bottle Guinness
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
¼ cup chopped chives
¼ cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line 8 ½- x 4 ½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, or coat with butter.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the beer and mix until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Fold in ¾ cup of the cheese and the chives.
Transfer the batter to prepared pan. Pour the melted butter evenly over top of the dough. Bake about 30 minutes then scatter the remaining ¼ cup of cheese over the top. Return the loaf to the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Turn out and serve warm, sliced.
Oooh, ooh, ohh. Cheese, booze and bread – what a great combination.
By the way, I put this in the weekend guide but you might not have seen it. St Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to call in to Mission Gifts. Call in and ask Robin why ….