St Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Cookies
Why not try out this great recipe for St Patrick's day, an ideal recipe for kids to try. Use shamrock shaped cookie cutters and green icing or use you own ideas to personalise the cookies, ask you kids to come up with some ideas, turn the baking session into a competition.
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Cookies - Ingredients
450g butter, at room temperature
220g caster sugar
550g plain flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Cookies - Method
Preheat the oven to 180c
Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until soft and creamy
Add caster sugar and continue to beat until the mix is pale
Sift in the flour and vanilla essence
Combine the mixture to form a dough
Lightly dust work surface and roll out dough
Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter (try using a shamrock shaped cookie cutter!)
Bake for 13–15 minutes
Place the cookies to a wire rack to cool
Looking for a St Patrick's day gift? Try wrapping the cookies in cellophane and tie with green, white and gold ribbon, a perfect treat for your friends and family on St Patrick's day!
Traditional Irish Recipes - Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned Beef and cabbage is a traditional American-Irish recipe. The Irish traditionally ate boiled bacon and cabbage but emigrants to America and Canada replaced the bacon with corned beef to create a 'new' traditional Irish dish. Although corned beef was available in Ireland it was often too expensive for the Irish natives. Once they settled in America, they discovered that the salt used to preserve the beef and the beef itself was much cheaper than back home in Ireland, hence the invention of the 'traditional' recipe of Corned Beef and Cabbage.
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Corned Beef and Cabbage - Ingredients
1 onion (medium)
4 large potatoes
1 pound baby carrots
3 cups water
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
3lb corned beef
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Corned Beef and Cabbage - Method
Cut the onion into wedges
Cut the potatoes into quarters
Chop the carrots into small pieces
Cut the cabbage into quarters
Place the Carrots, potatoes and onion in a large casserole dish
Add the water, sugar, garlic, pepper, vinegar and bay leaf
Place the corned beef joint into the pan
Cover with cabbage
Cook until the meat is tender
Don't forget to remove the bay leaf!
Try cooking the ingredients in a slow cooker for a hassle free dish. Add other spice according to taste, all spice, mustard and marmalade are all ways to personalise this recipe as your own.
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Traditional Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and St Patrick's day is no exception! A traditional hearty Irish breakfast is enough to keep you full until dinnertime! In Northern Ireland a traditional cooked breakfast is called an 'Ulster Fry' and is guaranteed to get your St Patrick's day off to a good start! A traditional Irish breakfast should include Sausages, rashers of bacon, white pudding, black pudding, fried eggs, fresh mushrooms and tomatoes. Breakfast is usually accompanied with toast or for a really traditional breakfast, brown wheaten bread or Irish potato bread is served. The Ulster Fry is a cooked breakfast which is traditionally served in Northern Ireland and includes a potato farl (potato bread) which has been fried or grilled. Tea, Coffee and Orange juice is usually drunk at breakfast time, Tea being the most popular choice!
For a special St Patrick's day breakfast, use a shamrock cookie cutter on slices of toast for that special touch!
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Breakfast
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Potato Bread
Irish Potato bread was originally created as a way of using up the leftovers of mashed potato. It is usually served to accompany a traditional Irish breakfast and is also a popular daytime snack particular in the province of Ulster. Potato bread is usually served warm and buttered, either grilled or fried. Toppings such as marmalade, honey, maple syrup or jam are added for sweetness, an Irish version of the pancake! Potato bread is also a savoury treat, serve with baked beans instead of toast for an Irish twist to beans on toast! Potato bread is also known by a variety of other names including Potato Cake, Fadge, Slims and Tatie bread, it is a very traditional dish. To make Potato bread, a portion of the flour is replaced with potato, the amount of flour replaced by potato depend on taste, a simple recipe for potato bread is below.
Picture of a Irish Potato Bread also known as Potato Farls
- An ideal dish for St Patrick's Day
St Patricks Day Recipes - Potato Bread
Potato bread is also known as potato 'farls'. It is popular in both Northern and Southern Ireland and is an essential ingredient in the 'Ulster Fry' breakfast famous in Northern Ireland. Unlike soda bread, the dough is rolled out until almost flat, it is then cut into quarters and fried or cooked on a griddle rather than baked in an oven.
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Potato Bread - Ingredients
St Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Potato Bread - Method
Add the salt and butter to a large bowl
Sift in enough flour to make a pliable dough, add more as necessary
Divide the dough into four equal parts
Roll the dough out on a floured surface creating four circles 22 cm (approx 9 in) in diameter and 5 mm (approx 1/4 in) thick
Cut each circle into quarters and bake on a hot griddle or pan for about 5 minutes or until browned on both sides