Cookies For An Irish Christmas
Dec20

Cookies For An Irish Christmas

Baking This Week? I’m sure I’m not the only one baking this week. While most people make the same traditional cookies and cakes that they make every year, I’m betting a number of you are like me and ready to try something different. I have some Irish friends who are amazing bakers. If you’ve ever stayed at a B&B in Ireland, you know how good the Irish are at baking. I thought I’d try to find out what...

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A Traditional Treat Served Warm For Halloween: Barmbrack Recipe
Oct29

A Traditional Treat Served Warm For Halloween: Barmbrack Recipe

Submitted by Kat Behling A traditional Halloween treat is the Barmbrack Cake (or “Bairin Breac”). The dense bread is served year-round, but the Halloween tradition inspires a fruitcake baked with a piece of rag, a gold ring and a silver coin that is shared by the family after dinner. Great interest is taken in the hidden trinkets and their ability to foretell the future. Beware if you get the slice with the rag, for your financial...

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Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
Apr13

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

1/2 cup Golden Raisins 1/3 cup of Irish Whiskey 8 slices White Bread 4 tbs Butter 3 cups cream, milk or half & half 4 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla 1 cup Sugar a pinch of salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon   Put raisins in a cup and add enough whiskey to cover. Let soak for at least one hour. Butter a large pie pan or 9″ square baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Butter one side...

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Bushmills Irish Kiss
May13

Bushmills Irish Kiss

Last December Bit shared her recipe for a chocolaty delicious drink called an Irish Kiss. This month I would like to share with everyone a Bushmills Irish Kiss. It is a refreshing beverage for hot summer evenings as you study your map of Ireland planning your next big trip to the Emerald Isle. Bushmills Irish Kiss 1 ½ ounces Bushmills whiskey 1 oz. Peach schnapps 2 oz. Orange juice 5 oz. Ginger ale Add ice and garnish with a lime...

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Michele’s Leprechaun Mashed Potatoes
Mar16

Michele’s Leprechaun Mashed Potatoes

Disclaimer No leprechauns were harmed during the making of this recipe. But they would love to eat the potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day – if you can catch them! Ingredients 6 large potatoes, peeled & cut in chunks 8 oz frozen peas Salt & pepper to taste A tablespoon or two of milk or cream (optional) A knob of butter (optional) Click here for the remainder of the recipe. © 2010 Michele Erdvig IrelandYes.com Ireland Dream Trips...

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Minnie Collins Irish Fruit Scone Recipe
Dec29

Minnie Collins Irish Fruit Scone Recipe

This scone recipe came from Liam’s grandmother. Irish Firesider, Bill Sweeney, made a batch this Christmas and was kind enough to send us some photos. 4 cups of flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder ½ teaspoon of salt ¼ cup of sugar ½ cup of cold butter (that is one stick or a quarter pound) 1 ½ cup of golden raisins 1 egg 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar for sprinkling Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large...

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