Ok, so I don’t like to steal anyone’s thunder, nor their hot-off-the-presses recipes, but my good friends over at theKitchn just sent me a recipe for the upcoming St. Patty’s Day festivities that I just HAD to share cause it sounded that good. I mean look at that picture…all that crispy, cheesy crust. (drool)

So, with full disclaimer, I give the ladies at theKitchn full credit for the recipe, pictures and all on this one, because it’s too good to pass up for a post. And, note that St. Patty’s is on a Saturday this year, so this is the perfect beer soaking treat to bring to any festivities, and I would imagine a pretty clutch snack after several rounds of those slippery-slope, Irish whiskey shots and infamous Irish Car Bombs.

Oh, and in the spirit of the holiday, please share your favorite Irish blessing in the comment box below and share the wealth with the rest of us! (Mine is: “As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters be facing the right direction.” )

So without further adieu, me wee lasses…here is the delicious recipe. Slainte!

Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread

Yield: One 8 1/2 Ounce Loaf

Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread


  • 2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle Irish stout beer
  • 1 cup grated Irish cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup Irish butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, or coat with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the beer and mix until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Fold in 3/4 cup of the cheese and the chives.
  3. Transfer the batter to prepared pan. Pour the melted butter evenly over top of the dough. Bake about 30 minutes then scatter the remaining 1/4 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.
  4. Turn out and serve warm, sliced.

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