Start your morning off with an Ulster fry or freshly baked soda bread, make an Irish stew for lunch, then serve bacon and colcannon for dinner followed with a slice of rich chocolate Guinness cake for dessert! No wonder the Irish are lucky!
Quick and simple to make, freshly baked soda bread tastes terrific. In the version here it’s made with half wholemeal flour to give it a delicious coarse texture and nutty flavour. It goes well with butter and jam for breakfast, or with soups and salads for lunch. Or wedges can be split for favourite sandwich fillings.
Parsnips aren't traditional and are optional in this recipe, but I like the flavour they add. If you use a tougher cut of meat, you can leave it to simmer longer before adding the potatoes. This is fantastic on a cold, blustery day or served with a pint or two of the black stuff on St Patrick's Day.
This colcannon recipe uses cabbage and leeks. You could use a bunch of spring onions instead of the leeks, if you prefer. Serve with bacon, pork sausages or roast beef.
A cool well poured pint of Guinness is said to taste of chocolate, so there's no better combination than a Guinness and chocolate cake.
Baileys and chocolate add a delightfully rich flavour to a classic cheesecake recipe. This makes a delicious ending to any special meal.