The day where people paint themselves green and wear a
novelty leprechaun hat whilst drinking a nice pint of Guinness is fast
approaching, no, we are not talking about Saturday night in the bar with your friends;
we are talking about St. Patrick’s Day.
Here at Cooker spare parts we love a good St. Paddys day
celebration, not only because drinking A LOT of Guinness and whiskey is encouraged,
but because we love a good hearty meal and traditional Irish cuisine provides
Today we thought that we would share with you some of our favourite
Irish meals, of course, they all include a good splash of their traditional
Guinness Corned Beef
Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day
meal, even though there is much debate over how Irish this meal is, adding the
stout not only adds richness to your corned beef, it also adds to the authenticity
of the dish!
Simply, add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and corned beef
into your slow cooker, add a spice bag consisting of cloves pepper, bay leaves
and pour the Guinness over the top, leave to cook for 8 – 10 hours, ensuring
that you add your cabbage in the last hour.
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Stout & Honey
If cabbage just isn’t your thing, try this heart-warming Honey
Roast Beef. Again, put your potatoes, Carrots, and onions into your slow
cooker. Mix Guinness, honey, garlic, marjoram, thyme, salt, pepper and cinnamon
together in a bowl and pour over the top. Cook in your slow cooker for 8 – 10 hours.
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Steak and Guinness
The Steak and Guinness pie is really easy to prepare, and,
more importantly, super tasty. This recipe is an adaptation of Jamie Oliver’s
recipe which can be found here.
Simply, season your beef, cover in flour and add to a pan to
brown the meat. Add the onions, carrots potatoes, herbs, tomatoes and Guinness,
bring to the boil. Simmer the mixture for 2 hours.
Transfer your filling to a large baking dish, cover with
puff pastry and put in a preheated oven for a further 45 minutes.
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with Baileys Frosting
Here, at Cooker Spare Parts, we are firm believers that no
celebration is complete without cupcakes! Short of a leprechaun in your kitchen
cooking these for you, these boozy cupcakes are about as Irish you can get!
Simply heat butter, Guinness, cocoa and brown sugar to a
saucepan and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Leave to cool. In a large
mixing bowl shift, salt, flour, sugar and baking powder, add the Guinness
mixture, eggs and sour cream. When the mixture is smooth divide amount your cupcake
cups and bake for 20 minutes.
To create the frosting, cream butter, add salt, sugar,
bailey’s and milk, mix until mixture is spreadable.
If you want to make these cute cakes even more Irish – why not
add the frosting in the shape of a shamrock?
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