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Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Giveaway 2011 | 31 comments

Giveaway: Favorite Irish Recipes

Jody from is giving away a hardbound copy of her Favorite Irish Recipes book.

For your chance to win, tell us about your favorite Irish/Ireland-inspired recipes in the comments below. The winners will be drawn Monday, Dec 19, 2011.

This book makes a great gift, and you can purchase a hardbound copy for $25 or a digital copy for $4.99 (save an extra $2 by using the code IRLXMAS through December 24, 2011). Details at

Congratulations to Julia Sacco for winning this prize!

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  1. Tea Brack! I Love to make tea brack, and it is devoured within moments of coming out of the oven! Found a wonderful recipe for it, so moist and flavorful. Everyone who tries it wants my recipe.

  2. Some of my favovite Irish dishes are Irish Soda Bread, Irish Cream Truffle Fudge, & of course Beef & Guiness Stew. YUM YUM.. I have found recipes on line but would love a book :)

  3. If only there were recipes for black and white puddings….

  4. Every one loves my barney cheese and onion tart with a side of warm brown bread with a melting dab of butter.

  5. Umm…I’d have to say Irish Coffee…not too original, but an favorite that takes me back to leaving Dublin airport in the morning and drinking an Irish Coffee… You couldn’t get away with drinking in the a.m. in the States… :)

  6. My favorite recipe? That would have to be the scone recipe from Liam’s grandmother. Delicious!

    • It is a family favorite…..glad you like it so much….My Granny would be thrilled that her scone recipe is still enjoyed.

      Merry Christmas

    • I’ve made those scones several times as well. Excellent!

  7. I did not grow up eating boxty. But when I found it in an Irish cookbook three years ago. Now I need to go to the market and get some potatoes.

  8. Scotch Eggs! I’ve had them in the north and have yet to try and make them at home.

  9. My mother has one that involves the red potatoes and cheese and chipped beef. It is an appetizer. Sort of like twice baked but not.

  10. Hmmm. This is a tough one! I make guinness stew often as well as shepherd’s pie. Probably too often! I also love to make potato leek soup and brown bread.

    At Christmastime, my husband and I like to make a breakfast-for-dinner that is a riff on a breakfast we had at our favorite B&B near Kilkenny. Along with some sausages and sunny side up eggs, we add Irish bacon and grape tomatoes & mushrooms that are roasted with some herbed olive oil in the oven. Last but not least are some brown sugar baked beans to round out the plate. That’s probably my favorite one to make.

  11. Banoffee Pie! And Sticky Toffee Pudding! And Blueberry Scones! Do you see a pattern here? I love sweets!

    And Kathleen Browne’s little potato waffle triangle thingys with her fabulous breakfasts. But there’s probably not a recipe for those.

  12. I make Irish stew & soda bread every March. Have to do the stew with pork, though – lamb is really hard to find locally, and usually super-expensive when I do find it. Soda bread, yum. Now I’m hungry.

    Found an old Irish recipe book at a book sale last month, but haven’t looked through it yet.

  13. I get homesick for Ireland and I have to make my traditional Irish Stew!!!

  14. Seafood chowder. I can’t get enough when I’m in Ireland.

  15. Irish brown soda bread…I could eat it all day, every day!

    Jimmy Bruic from Forest of Roses B&B in Dingle shared his recipe and it’s great!

  16. Irish Soda bread, Guiness Beef Stew, Potato Leek soup are all faves of mine, but I used to love my Great grandmother making traditional Irish meals for me and unfortunately I never had those recipes passed down. Shepard’s Pie could be eaten 3 times a week when I was 4 yrs old!

  17. I would like to cook and eat Irish Chicken and Dumplings most of time. This is my favorite dish to celebrate.

  18. I use my grandmother’s Irish soda bread recipe. I wish I had her yummy bread pudding recipe

  19. Irish soda bread without the raisins, colcannon

  20. Grasshopper Bars, Barm Brack, Irish Sea Foam Shake, Raisin Scones and Oven-Fried Fish and Chips!

  21. Irish Chicken and Dumplings. Oh, and fish and chips! I’d love to try some other Irish recipes as I may never get there.

  22. It must be Irish stew, of all types. That’s my most common meal when I’m there, and it brings me back every time.

  23. Definitely a good shepherds pie made with lamb.

  24. My wife is always hoping I’ll do some cooking, so maybe this cookbook would inspire me. You would certainly get her first comment at Irish Fireside if I did :-)

    I’ve made Liam’s Granny’s scones several times. I make my mother’s gingerbread from scratch but I don’t know if that is an Irish recipe or not.

    How about the Steak and Guinness Pie? I’ll commit to making that if I win!

  25. I discovered an easy Irish Soda Bread recipe from a Happy St. Patrick’s Day card I got. I make it every St Patrick’s Day. I also loved the authentic Irish Stew I had at one of my friend’s house when I was visiting them in Ireland. The potatoes were served outside the stew and added when we started eating it. I loved it.

  26. We LOVE Irish stew…I found it on an Irish Cooking website (sadly, I cannot find it again).

  27. Colcannon is without a doubt one of my all-time favorites and a staple in my house. With Kale in it it’s also a great way to get picky eaters to eat some leafy greens.

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