Chef McTony’s Irish Cheddar Beer Bread

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Chef McTony’s Irish Cheddar Beer Bread
What’s that at the end of the rainbow? It's a wee leprechaun named Chef McTony sitting on a pile of gold! Gold as in our Fresh-Milled Revival Bread Flour and piles and piles of BEER! And with these magical ingredients he’s created a cheesy twist on an Irish favorite. We snuck up to him slowly, with an old flour bag and tried to capture this magical beast – but Chef McTony scurried away in a flash - and through the golden clouds of dust we could hear him say... “The beer adds a wonderful sweetness and boozy glow to this super-easy quick bread. No need to let the dough rise; whisk it together and then bake off in a loaf pan. Serve with a hearty beef stew or a slow-simmered vegetarian braise.” Wise words indeed. May the dough rise to meet’ya, Chef McTony.


2 Tbs. unsalted butter, more for greasing  
14 oz. Mighty Fresh-Milled Bread Flour (about 3 1/4 cups) 
1 Tbs. baking powder  
1 ½ tsp. salt  
12 oz. can of your favorite beer (a light lager works) 
2 Tbs. honey 
6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 ½ cups) 


1. Heat the oven to 375F and grease a loaf pan. 

2. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Still mixing, add the beer and honey in a slow steady stream until the batter becomes thick and mostly uniform (don’t over mix!). Fold in about 1/3 of the cheese.  

3. Transfer the dough to the loaf pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  

4. Bake until the cheese browns uniformly and the loaf is firm to the touch, about 30 minutes.  

5. Let cool to room temp and remove from the loaf pan. Slice and serve topped with the butter. 


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