St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and that means that I’m in the mood for all things Irish! From variations on a classic Irish Coffee to even sweeter treats, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday.
- If you happen to make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread this week, save a few slices so that you can try Nomageddon‘s Irish Soda Bread French Toast With Bailey’s Irish Cream. This delightful breakfast dish uses Irish cream liqueur where regular french toast recipes use milk, soaking each slice of bread with lots of flavor. Serve slices up with butter and maple syrup, or simply top them with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar to let the Irish cream really come through.
- The Guinness Caramels from Use Your Noodles start with a rich, chocolaty Guinness stout. The beer is reduced to intensify its flavor, then combined with more traditional caramel ingredients to produce some very delicious homemade caramels. The caramels are studded with salted peanuts before being sliced into individual portions, which adds a nice salty-sweet dimension to these candies.
- Thoroughly Nourished Life baked up a dessert that will be popular year round, not just on St Patrick’s Day: an Irish Cream Cheesecake Chocolate Cake. This recipe swirls together two flavorful batters so that you get chocolate, cheesecake and Irish cream in each and every bite. This recipe is also gluten free, so it is a dessert that will appeal to dessert fans in general, as well as to those with dietary restrictions. It’s decadent, and well worth the indulgence.
- Bailey’s and Guinness come together in Homemade Hooplah‘s Bailey’s Dark Chocolate Guinness Bread. The dark chocolate bread uses a generous amount of Guinness that, combined with cocoa powder, makes the bread intensely chocolaty. The bread is studded with chocolate chips and walnuts. After baking, it is drizzled generously with a sweet Bailey’s-infused glaze. This bread is perfect for an afternoon coffee break, as coffee compliments all of the ingredients in the loaf, but it can also be served up for dessert.
- Recipe Throwback: My Chocolate Chocolate Chip Soda Bread is sweeter than most traditional soda breads and is perfect for brunch. The bread is just as easy to make as regular soda breads, so you can have it ready to eat in less than an hour. Serve this bread slightly warm and top slices with peanut butter or Nutella for a surprisingly decadent treat.