Do you make anything special for St. Patrick's Day? Please share your recipes and ideas.
Nothing special here. I have some Irish in me but not enough to really celebrate a whole lot. I just like to drink and I drink any chance I get so that is part of my celebration :)
A friend gave me this recipe and it's really good any time of year, but very pretty for St. Patrick's Day
English muffins topped with a slice of chees and green pepper "shamrock" and popped in the oven for a few minutes.
My husband's life-long friend, gave us a wall hanging embroidered with his mother's recipe for Irish Soda Bread, when we were married. It's very good.
Mae McCarthy's Irish Soda Bread
3 cups sifted flour3 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda3 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon salt1 1/2 cups buttermilk1 egg, beaten2 teaspoons caraway seeds1/2 cup raisinsCombine and knead all ingredients. Bake 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Bailey’s Irish Cream BarsMakes 32 squares
For Cake:1 pkg Moist Deluxe yellow cake mix3 eggs2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream1/3 cup oil
For Swirl:1 can cream cheese frosting (Vanilla Creamy)1 pkg white chocolate chips1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a jelly roll pan (about 15×10x1-inch). Mix cake mix with eggs, Irish Cream and oil. Set aside 1/2 cup of prepared cake batter for swirl. Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
In a small bowl, blend all swirl ingredients. Drop large spoonfuls of this mixture over the cake batter. Swirl with a fork to make a marble effect. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
I'm thinking of making Irish lamb stew or a ham & cabbage stew, with this for dessert:
Pour half of plain mixture into prepared
pan. Drizzle with half the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers. Make a
marbled design by gently swirling batter with a knife.
Bake 10 minutes at 450°F, then 55 minutes at 250°F or until cake tests done.
McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe
Posted by Kim Conte
on March 3, 2011 at 3:15 PM
If there's one thing that everyone looks forward to as St. Patrick's Day approaches, it's the classic bright green Shamrock Shake. But not everyone hightails it to McDonald's for the frosty mint beverage; many people prefer the homemade version. If you find yourself in the second camp, here's an easy recipe to replicate the Shamrock in the comfort of your own home.
Shamrock Shake from Epicurious.com
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
8 drops green food coloring (optional)
Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two cups.
Another alternative? Two cups mint chocolate chip ice cream blended smooth with 1 1/4 cups milk (although you will have little chunks of chocolate in your shake -- the horror!).
Do you make Shamrock Shakes at home or buy the real thing at McDonald's?
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