Hello Irish! Can you even believe that it is already March? Suddenly shamrock time is almost here. Back in 1690 my ancestors left County Mayo, Ireland and made their way to Virginia. In combination with my Native American ancestry my family has been around here from pretty much the get go. Here I am myself in Virginia some 326 years later.
My bucket list definitely includes exploring the roots in Ireland, trying to found out a few more gems of information about the old family tree. Perhaps drinking endless pots of Irish Breakfast tea while I pursue every crook and cranny of County Mayo for myself.
All throughout the year I love to keep myself connected to my heritage in the kitchen. Since Mom does not have any shamrock roots she develops these Irish themed delights just for me. We have four recipe ideas here so we hope you enjoy.
These Irish cream scones are divine with a nice pot of black tea and hot right out of the oven. They have us eating breakfast for dinner.
Irish Cream Scones
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, cold and in chunks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup Irish Crème liquor
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. Irish Crème liquor
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter until the size of peas.
Whisk together egg, vanilla, milk and Irish Crème. Stir in flour mixture. Turn out on floured surface and pat into 9-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges and place them on parchment lined baking sheet. (Alternately, divide into eight pieces and press pieces into scone pan.)
Place pan in freezer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle almond slices on top.
This recipe is just..wow! We made them last year for a post and they are just perfectly delicious. The perfect traditional Irish treat. If you love salty and sweet don’t miss this recipe. Delicious.
To catch the recipe: http://thewhiskandthespoon.com/2015/02/blarney-stones/
This one is green and gluten-free. We have dumped the usual sugar that you find in grasshopper pie in order to let the mint and chocolate shine through. This is a fun recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. My hubs is bonkers for chocolate and mint and when we make this recipe we just set the whole thing aside for him to enjoy. Although now that he is off to the Congo this year I have to be on his case.
To catch the recipe:http://thewhiskandthespoon.com/2015/12/gluten-free-grasshopper-pie/
This recipe is festive and fun. Plus it is gluten-free! One of our first blog recipes we love to dish it up for the 17th. To catch the recipe:http://thewhiskandthespoon.com/2015/02/blarney-stones/
This St. Patrick’s Day kick up those heels with these fun recipes for March 17th. Let us know what you think.
P.S. If you need me I will be planning my trip to Ireland!