How many Irish ingredients can you mix into a recipe in the spirit of Saint Patrick's day without seeming totally absurd? I may have crossed the line with this recipe for Cheddar and Chive Guinness Bread, but the good news is, it's not green and you don't need anything particularly Irish to make it work.
Beer bread is one of the simplest quick breads to make. If you wanted to be really rogue you could dump every single ingredient into the loaf pan itself, mix, bake and eat. For this take on beer bread, I add sharp cheddar cheese (if you're looking for an Irish brand, I'm a huge fan of Kerrygold's Dubliner), creamy Irish butter, green chives and a bottle of Guinness. It's practically more Irish than Saint Patrick's Day itself.