Thursday, December 4, 2008


...a great Irish recipe to try..nice one !

  • 2 c. half and half (or use 1 c. heavy cream & 1 c. milk)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 c. plus 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. Irish Whiskey
  • 1 tsp. chocolate extract
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (do not use vanilla flavoring)
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract

Place half and half in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and pale yellow in color. Whisk in half the hot milk mixture, a small amount at a time.
Return mixture to saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let boil or mixture will curdle. (If mixture begins to curdle, immediately remove from heat and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.) Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Cover by laying plastic wrap directly on surface to prevent a skin from forming.
Refrigerate until completely cool. Remove cream mixture from refrigerator and stir in the Irish Whiskey and the extracts. Pour into bottles and store in refrigerator. The Irish recipe is ready to use....nice taste ! Enjoy it !



IRISH COFFEE PIE ...a classic Irish recipe...try it....great for desserts !

  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 box Dream Whip (use 2 packages)
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 small package Cool Whip
  • Jimmies or chocolate curls

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine Dream Whip, instant coffee and milk.Beat on high speed for 1 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup water and whiskey. Beat until light and fluffy.Blend in Cool Whip. Pour into pie crust and sprinkle with Jimmies or chocolate curls. Freeze for about 1 hour before serving. The Irish recipe of coffee pie is ready....enjoy the dessert ! Nice one !



IRISH POTATO CASSEROLE ...a great Irish recipe to try ! Nice !

  • 32 oz Tater Tots
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 can undiluted Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes (for topping)
  • 3/4 stick butter for top of corn flakes

Preheat oven to 350°F.Combine first seven ingredients.Pour 3/4 stick of melted butter over cornflakes and stir together until butter is incorporated. Top casserole with buttered cornflakes.
Bake for 45 minutes. The Irish recipe is ready. Enjoy it with friends ! Nice one !



BANOFFEE PIE ...a great Irish recipe to try....a nice one !
  • 12 ounces uncooked shortcrust pastry
  • 1.5 tins condensed milk (13.5 ounces each)
  • 1.5 pounds firm bananas
  • 375 ml of double cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered instant coffee
  • 1 dessertspoon castor sugar
  • a little freshly ground coffee

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 (400F). Lightly grease a 10in x 1.5in flan tin. Line this with the pastry thinly rolled out. Prick the base all over with a fork and bake blind until crisp. Allow to cool.
The secret of this delicious pudding lies in the condensed milk.
Immerse the cans unopened in a deep pan of boiling water. Cover and boil for 5 hours making sure that the pan does not boil dry* (see CAUTION).
Remove the tin from the water and allow to cool completely before opening. Inside you will find the soft toffee filling (or use dulce de leche)

Method: Whip the cream with the instant coffee and sugar until thick and smooth. Now spread the toffee over the base of the flan. Peel and halve the bananas lengthwise and lay them on the toffee. Finally spoon or pipe on the cream and lightly sprinkle over the freshly ground coffee.

*CAUTION: It is absolutely vital to top up the pan of boiling water frequently during the cooking of the cans. 5 hours is a long time and if they are allowed to boil dry the cans will explode causing a grave risk to life, limb and kitchen ceilings. The Irish recipe of pie is ready...enjoy the appetizer ! Great taste !



COUNTY CORK IRISH STEW ...a nice Irish recipe...try it !

  • 8 small lamb chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, butter, or lard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon each whole peppercorns, rosemary, thyme
  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large leek white, thinly sliced
  • 10 small white onions
  • 1-1/2 cups celery stalks, diced
  • 1-1/2 cup peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Season lamb with salt and pepper. In large saucepan, layer the chops side by side.
Turn once to brown both sides. Spoon off any melted fat and add enough water to cover chops. Bring to a boil and add parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns, thyme and rosemary tied up in a cheesecloth for easy removal, or simply add to stew.
Reduce heat and simmer on low heat. Peel potatoes and shape into bite sized rounds. Add potatoes, cabbage, onion, leek, white onions and celery to stew.
Simmer 20 minutes and add peas. Add a little more water if required during cooking.
Simmer an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Correct seasoning.
Garnish with fresh parsley and the Irish recipe is ready to serve...Enjoy it !



IRISH BOILED DINNER ..a nice Irish recipe to try !

  • 1 (3 1/2 lb.) fresh beef brisket
  • 2 (12 oz.) bottles Lager beer
  • 2 c. water (or enough to just cover)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 c. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 2 c. chopped and rinsed leeks (white parts only)
  • 1 med. yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 lb. lg. carrots, cut into lg. pieces
  • 3/4 lb. sm. red potatoes
  • 1 lb. turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 2 lbs. green cabbage, cut in sixths (secure with toothpicks)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place an 8 to 10 quart dutch oven on the burner and add the beef, beer, water, bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, and salt. Heat a frying pan and saute the garlic, leeks, and yellow onion for a few minutes then add to the dutch oven.
Cover and simmer gently for 3 1/2 hours or until the meat is very tender. (This will normally take about 1 hour per pound of brisket.)
In the last 25 minutes of cooking, add the carrots and red potatoes.
In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the turnips, cabbage, salt, and pepper. If the vegetables are not done to your liking, cook them longer but do not overcook. Remove the toothpicks from the cabbage before serving. The Irish recipe is ready to serve..enjoy !




  • 1 1/4 cup very warm water
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 cup Quaker oats
  • 3 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbs Bailey's Irish Cream

Put all ingredients into bread machine or follow your user's manual. Select correct bread cycle and crust color, then press start. The Irish recipe is ready to serve....enjoy it !