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TOP 5 IRISH RECIPES FOR SAINT PATRICKS DAY!

Top 5 Irish Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

For obvious reasons Saint Patrick’s Day is near and dear to my heart. Not only do I have fond memories of going to the parade in Ireland but also of the traditional food we would have around this time. Today, I’m excited to share my Top 5 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.

Ireland is known for the amazing produce we have available to us. Although the rain can seems like a curse at times, it is a blessing for animals to graze on such lush green grass. This in turn makes the animals very happy, and happy animals means delicious butter, cheese and meat.

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in Ireland. I am an eighties baby so luckily when I was young there were no iPads and iPhones to be glued to. With 4 other siblings we spent our days outside in fields, making huts, horse riding and so on. They were pretty innocent times that we were fortunate to have.

Being from a large family meant my mum cooked a lot. She is an amazing cook. My dad wasn’t one for leftovers so my mum would make new dinners every single night. She never did things by halves either. The same care and attention is still put into every meals today as she did back then.

As a young child I followed my mum around the kitchen watching while she baked. Some of my earliest memories are actually food memories. She always had us help out in the kitchen. We did jobs that little hands were good at like standing at the mixer as egg whites whipped for pavlova, slowly adding in spoonful after spoonful of sugar as instructed. She had us down on the kitchen floor with a rolling pin and digestive biscuits in a bag bashing them until you got crumbs. Food is a big part of my culture and I use the same traditions and techniques I have carried with me to this day. 

1. Traditional Irish Bread & Butter Pudding 

Serious comfort food, this dessert is perfect for a cold Winter’s night.

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2. Traditional Irish Scones 

Let’s face it, anything served with butter, jam and cream is good to be delicious .

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3. Traditional Irish Soda Bread

A whole wheat bread that will be eaten just as fast as it was to whip up.

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4. Irish Flapjacks 

Homemade Oatmeal Bars that will transport you back to your childhood, if you grew up in Ireland.

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5. French Macaron Pot of Gold for Saint Patrick’s Day 

A fun treat for Saint Patricks Day is a creative twist on macarons. Enjoy this edible pot of gold.

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2 Comments

  1. Joy on March 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Gemma..

    Love your recipes.. look forward to them each week. I can’t find your digestive biscuits recipe tho.. tried and just cant find it. Also.. just melting dark chocolate do for making the cho.covered digestives? or do you have a recipe for that also? Thanking you in advance..

    Joy

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