St. Patrick’s Day
is a day for celebrating all things Irish, and what better way to do that than by cooking up some traditional Irish meals? Here are some fun recipes that will have your taste buds dancing an Irish jig!
1 Corned Beef and Cabbage
If you’re looking for a meal that’s as Irish as a leprechaun riding a unicorn, then look no further than corned beef and cabbage! This dish is so Irish, it’ll have you speaking in a brogue in no time. And don’t forget the mustard or horseradish sauce – they’re the perfect accent for this traditional meal.
To make this dish, you will need:
•4 pounds of corned beef brisket
•10 small red potatoes
•5 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
•1 large onion, peeled and cut into wedges
•1 head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
1 Place the corned beef in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
2 Simmer the corned beef for about 2 hours, or until tender.
3 Add the potatoes, carrots, and onion to the pot and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes.
4 Add the cabbage to the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
5 Serve the corned beef and vegetables hot with mustard or horseradish sauce.
2 Irish Soda Bread
Irish soda bread is the perfect bread for anyone who’s too impatient to wait for a traditional bread to rise. With just four ingredients, you can have a delicious loaf of bread in no time. And the best part? You can tell your friends you spent hours slaving over the oven when really all you did was mix some flour and buttermilk together.
To make this bread, you will need:
•4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
3 Gradually stir in the buttermilk until a dough forms.
4 Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead briefly.
5 Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
6 se a sharp knife to cut a shallow “X” into the top of the loaf.
7 Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes, or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
8 Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
3 Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles
Who says St. Patrick’s Day can’t be a little indulgent? These Irish cream chocolate truffles are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and your love of all things Irish. And with just three tablespoons of Irish cream liqueur, you’ll be feeling like you’ve had a few pints of Guinness in no time.
To make these truffles, you will need:
•1 cup heavy cream
•12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
•3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•Cocoa powder, for dusting
1 Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer.
2 Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until they are melted and the mixture is smooth.
3 Stir in the Irish cream liqueur and vanilla extract.
4 Pour the mixture into a bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
5 Once the mixture has cooled, use a small cookie scoop or spoon to form small balls of chocolate.
6 Roll the chocolate balls in cocoa powder to coat.
7 Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
4 Shamrock Shake
What’s green, minty, and delicious all over? The shamrock shake, of course! This classic St. Patrick’s Day treat is so good, you’ll want to drink it all year round. And who knows, maybe it’ll bring you a little luck of the Irish – or at least a sugar rush. To make this shake:
These are the six simple ingredients you’ll need to make this top-rated copycat Shamrock shake recipe:
· Ice cream and milk: Like many milkshakes, this Shamrock Shake starts with vanilla ice cream and milk.
· Mint extract: Mint extract gives the shake it’s signature minty freshness. It packs a powerful punch, so use the extract sparingly.
· Food colouring: About nine drops of green food colouring will dye your milkshake a gorgeous emerald hue.
· Chocolate syrup: Drizzle chocolate syrup inside the glass for an impressive presentation.
· Whipped cream: Top the Shamrock Shake with store-bought or homemade whipped cream.
· Decorating sugar: A sprinkle of green decorating sugar is the perfect finishing touch.
1. Blend the ice cream, milk, extract, and food colouring in a blender.
2. Drizzle the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup.
3. Pour the shake into the glass, then top with whipped cream and sugar.
So there you have it, folks – some fun and delicious recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Just remember, if you’re not wearing green, you might get pinched by a leprechaun – or worse, your mother-in-law. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!