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Irish Desserts

The Irish people are known worldwide for their love of cooking and their delicious dishes. In this section we have included a selection of easy and traditional Irish desserts which are suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Step by step guide to ingredients and recipes. Enjoy making delicious food from Ireland, perfect for any family gathering! Recipes for traditional Irish Desserts including Irish Whiskey Cake, Irish Cookies and Irish Coffee, enjoy!

English: Irish Desserts
Irish: Éireann milseog

Irish Desserts
Enjoy the selection of Irish dessert recipes included on this page, simple yet delicious Irish desserts suitable for any occasion or celebration, an ideal choice for St Patrick's Day.
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Irish Desserts - Irish Whiskey Cake
This simple dessert is delicious but be careful how much whiskey you add! Make sure you warn your guests about the alcohol content, not a good dessert choice for children!

Irish Desserts - Irish Whiskey Cake - Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
8 oz soft cream cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups caster sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
Pinch of All Spice
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Single Measure of Irish whiskey (or double if you prefer a stronger whiskey taste)

Irish Desserts - Irish Whiskey Cake - Method
Preheat an oven to 350 F
Grease and flour a round cake tin
Combine the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy
Gradually add the sugar until well blended
Slowly add the eggs one by one ensuring each one is completely blended before adding the next one
Beat in the 2 tablespoons of flour with the final egg
Stir in the remaining 2 cups flour until just combined

Add the Allspice and Vanilla essence
Pour in the Whiskey
Add the mixture to the cake tin
Cook for approximately one hour
Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from tin
Place onto a wire rack



Irish Desserts - Irish Coffee Recipe
Irish coffee is a great liqueur to serve at the end of any good Irish meal and is served in restaurants all over the world.

Irish Desserts - Irish Coffee - Ingredients
A single measure of Irish Whiskey
2 tsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Double Cream
Large heatproof glass
1 large cup of Strong black Coffee

Irish Desserts - Irish Coffee - Method
Add the measure of Irish Whiskey and sugar to a large glass
Pour in the black coffee stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved
Fill the glass with coffee leaving approximately 1 inch at the top of the glass (need room for the cream)
Hold a spoon over the glass and gentle pour the cream over the rounded part of the spoon so the cream slides slowly on top of the coffee forming a layer on top.
Serve immediately!

Irish Desserts - Irish Cookies
Why not try out this great recipe for St Patrick's day? An ideal recipe for kids to try. Use shamrock shaped cookie cutters and green icing or use you own ideas to personalise the cookies, ask you kids to come up with some ideas, turn the baking session into a competition.

Irish Desserts - Irish Cookies - Ingredients
450g butter, at room temperature
220g caster sugar
550g plain flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Irish Desserts - Irish Cookies - Method
Preheat the oven to 180c
Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until soft and creamy
Add caster sugar and continue to beat until the mix is pale
Sift in the flour and vanilla essence
Combine the mixture to form a dough
Lightly dust work surface and roll out dough
Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter (try using a shamrock shaped cookie cutter!)
Bake for 13–15 minutes
Place the cookies to a wire rack to cool

Looking for a St Patrick's day gift? Try wrapping the cookies in cellophane and tie with green, white and gold ribbon, a perfect treat for your friends and family on St Patrick's day!


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