Saturday, 17 March 2018

How to Make a Shamrock Shake

1 Cup Milk (I used 2%)
2 scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream
2 oz Creme de Menthe or use Peppermint extract for a non-alcoholic version
Fresh mint leaves and marachino cherries for garnish

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more or less milk to get the thickness desired.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Irish Soda Bread

4 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Power
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease,spray or line your baking pan with baking paper.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large deep bowl. Stir in 1 cup of the buttermilk, mixing well until the dough is firm and can be gathered into a ball shape. If it is too dry add up to 1/2 cup more buttermilk.

Don't overwork the dough. Shape the dough into a flat round loaf shape, about 8" in size. Place the loaf on the baking sheet and score the top with a large 'X'. Bake for about 45 minutes. The top should be golden and the loaf should sound hollow when you rap on the bottom with your knuckles. Serve this hot with a delicious bowl of Irish Stew.

Happy Pi Day!

I totally forgot about Pi Day this year, so I didn't even make a pie! How sad. Here is a lovely one that someone else made though.
 Next year I'll have something wondeful for you. Enjoy the day and don't forget the pie!!