I have some great Irish recipes for you guys this week!
Let’s start with one of my favorites!
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup Dubliner cheese, shredded
3¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced or pressed through a garlic press
¾ cup sour cream
1¼ cup beer, I used Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale
1½ teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
2. Grate all the cheeses, keeping them separated. From the measured piles of cheese, separate out about ¼ cup of the sharp cheddar, ¼ cup of the white cheddar and ⅛ cup of the dubliner and reserve for topping the bread later.
7. Remove and let cool for about 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and let cool further. When the bottom of the pan can be touched, flip bread out and let cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 12 slices.
Nutrition Notes: This bread is a little high in calories and saturated fat. You can use reduced fat cheeses but they probably won’t melt as well as the full fat versions. Make the bread, indulge in a slice and give it away to your friends and family. They’ll enjoy it and, you’ll save on some of those calories and they’ll think you’re a gourmet baker!
Taste Test: The bread was so good! Make sure to serve warm or heat it up before you indulge in a slice – it makes such a big difference! You can sub the cheeses for whatever cheese you have on hand but make sure to grate the cheese yourself – it makes such a big difference in the flavor of the cheese!