Skellig, Bacon and Beer Bread

Skellig, Bacon And Beer Bread Recipe

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Lynn Clay


This recipe is from Kerrygold. Kerrygold Skellig is a creamy, full-flavored Cheddar imported from Ireland.


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1 loaf
10 Min
45 Min


  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for the top
  • 5
    pieces bacon, cooked and diced
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 12 oz
    beer – a wheat beer works nicely, or a lager
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c
    shredded kerrygold skellig cheese

How to Make Skellig, Bacon and Beer Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, half of the chopped cooked bacon (reserve half for the top), cheese (reserve a quarter cup for the top), black pepper and baking powder
  3. Stir in 2 Tbsp melted butter and 12 oz beer until just combined
  4. Pour into a 1.5 qt loaf pan that has been brushed with a bit of the butter
  5. Pour the remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter over the top
  6. Sprinkle with remaining bacon, cheese an a grind or two of pepper
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top has turned golden brown
  8. Variation:

    If you’d like to spice up your St. Patrick’s party, add the following to the bowl at the beginning:
  9. 1/2 tsp chili powder (or 1/2 tsp smoked paprika)

    1/2 tsp garlic powder

    2 tbsp minced jalapenos

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About Skellig, Bacon and Beer Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish

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