St Patrick's Day

  • 1 Bake some Irish bread for St Patrick's Day
    St Patrick’s Day on March 17 is as good excuse as any to have a pint or two of deliciously velvet-smooth Guinness.And to wear anything green, maybe even an over-sized...

  • 2 Blaas from Comfort and Spice by Niamh Shields
    Ingredients (Makes 8) 10g active dried yeast 10g caster sugar 500g extra strong white flour, plus more to dust 10g sea salt 10g unsalted butter Method1. Dissolve the yeast and...

  • 3 Shamrock cupcakes
    Ingredients (Makes 24) 200g/7oz caster sugar 200g/7oz soft butter 4 medium eggs 200g/7oz self-raising flour 1 tsp Irish cream liqueur (optional) For the shamrock icing Icing sugar, for dusting 1...

  • 4 Baked gammon with cheese and potato cake
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 700g/1½lb piece Irish gammon 1 medium savoy cabbage, trimmed and cut into wedges Flat-leaf parsley sprigs, to garnish For the potato cake Butter, for greasing 2 large...



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