Irish Barmbrack

Irish Barmbrack Recipe By:Brooke Elizabeth “Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake eaten on holidays. After pouring into the prepared pan, it is tradition to add objects to the barmbrack which symbolize certain things for the person who receives each in their slice. Thoroughly clean objects before adding them to the barmbrack. These objects can be pressed into the bottom of the loaf after baking instead: coin-wealth or good fortune; ring-will marry within the year; bean-poverty; pea-will not marry within the year; matchstick-unhappy marriage; thimble-single for life.” Ingredients 2 1/2 cups chopped dried mixed fruit 1 1/2 cups hot brewed tea … Continue reading Irish Barmbrack

Irish Chicken and Leek Pie

Irish Chicken and Leek Pie Recipe By:AMANDA FAIR “Creamy, flaky and filling all in one! My father brought this recipe from Ireland; it’s a family favorite on those cold winter Sundays. This pie forms a delicious soft jelly when cold and can be eaten that way too!” Ingredients 1 pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, deboned and cut into bite size pieces 4 slices cooked ham 4 leeks, chopped 1 onion, chopped salt and pepper to taste 1 pinch ground mace 1 1/4 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon milk 1/2 cup heavy cream … Continue reading Irish Chicken and Leek Pie

Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream

Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream “This is a very rich, creamy and grown up frozen treat. It’s simple to make and sure to impress your guests. For a true Irish treat, drizzle it with Irish cream just before serving.” Ingredients 1 pint heavy cream 1 (11.5 ounce) package bittersweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup sugar 1 pint stout beer (such as Guinness(R)) Directions Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it begins to bubble. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and sugar until melted. Slowly stir in the stout beer. Cover and … Continue reading Bittersweet Chocolate and Stout Beer Ice Cream

Irish Lamb Stew

Irish Lamb Stew Recipe By:Danny O’Flaugherty “Hearty and traditional Irish lamb stew. It’s best to refrigerate the stew overnight, and reheat it the next day for eating. This soup ‘ages’ well!” Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds thickly sliced bacon, diced 6 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup water 4 cups beef stock 2 teaspoons white sugar 4 cups diced carrots 2 large onions, cut into bite-size pieces 3 potatoes 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves … Continue reading Irish Lamb Stew

Irish Colcannon

┬áIrish Colcannon “Traditional Irish potato dish, very easy to make. Bear in mind that the UK and Ireland weren’t exactly known for their cuisine, but for authenticity, this is what you want. For unauthentic but enhanced flavor, you can add bacon bits, or Cheddar cheese, or both.” Ingredients 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 head cabbage, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup half-and-half cream salt and black pepper to taste Directions Place the potatoes, cabbage, and green onions into a large sauce pan, fill with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, … Continue reading Irish Colcannon

Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Irish Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup 3 cups water 1 cup chopped celery 2 onions, quartered 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 5 carrots, sliced 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas 4 potatoes, quartered 3 cups baking mix 1 1/3 cups milk Directions In large, heavy pot, combine soup, water, chicken, celery, onion, salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat about 1 1/2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and cook another 30 minutes. Remove … Continue reading Irish Chicken and Dumplings

The Toronto Star’s Irish Coffee

The Toronto Star’s Irish Coffee By Lennie Photo by Jonathan Melendez Prep Time: 2 mins Total Time: 2 mins Servings: 1 About This Recipe “I clipped this back in the early 1980s from a Toronto Star article on St. Patricks Day, and just found it tonight! Talk about timing!” Ingredients 2 ounces Irish whiskey 2 tablespoons brown sugar ( or to taste) black coffee ( hot and strong) whipped cream   2 of 3The Toronto Star’s Irish Coffee Directions In a pre-warmed stemmed heatproof glass (yes, you can also use a prewarmed coffee mug, but it doesn’t look as good), … Continue reading The Toronto Star’s Irish Coffee

Original Irish Cream

Original Irish Cream Prep 15 m Ready In 15 m Recipe By:Mom “Irish whiskey mixed with cream and sugar with hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and almond. Will keep for 2 months if refrigerated.” Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract Directions In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a … Continue reading Original Irish Cream

Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread Prep 20 m Cook 40 m Ready In 1 h 30 m Recipe By:Julie Taylor “This is a delicious brown bread closest to what we ate while in Ireland. It isn’t Irish soda bread, which has a completely different taste and texture. We LOVE this recipe!” Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt 1 teaspoon milk, or more as needed (optional) Directions Preheat the oven … Continue reading Irish Brown Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Prep 15 m Cook 1 h 5 m Ready In 1 h 25 m Recipe By:Penguin Lady “A delicious and easy recipe.” Ingredients 1/2 cup white sugar 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups raisins 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1 cup sour cream Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round cast iron skillet or a 9 inch round baking or cake pan. In a mixing bowl, combine flour (reserving 1 tablespoon), … Continue reading Irish Soda Bread