19 Irish recipes
Add a pinch of Irish charm to your cooking this St Patrick’s Day with our traditional stew and soda bread, to boozy Guinness and Baileys twists on classic recipes
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Best Irish recipes
A classic Irish bread recipe that takes less than an hour. Ideal for when you're in a hurry, it uses just four ingredients. This one is made with a mix of wholemeal and plain flour.
Smoked haddock and champ cakes
Smoked haddock and creamy mashed potatoes in these crunchy little fishcakes with a delicious creamy mustard souce for dipping.
A warming winter one-pot of lamb shoulder slow cooked in stout with swede and potatoes for a wholesome family meal.
Lamb and Guinness stew
Check out our warming one-pot stew with creamy mash and peas. No pre-frying of ingredients required for this stew – it’s best to use a heavy cast-iron pot or casserole to conduct the heat evenly.
Homemade Irish cream
This homemade Baileys makes a great present to take to hosts over the festive season and is great on its own, or when used to pimp-up hot chocolate.
A clever Irish twist on a favourite snack to serve on St Patrick’s Day. Classic rarebit often contains a splash of ale – using Guinness gives a deeper savoury flavour to the finished dish.
Cheddar soda bread with spring onion butter
No yeast? No problem! Whip-up a batch of cheesy Irish soda bread for lunch, with lashings of homemade spring onion butter on top.
Slow-cooker Irish stew
This hearty, traditional stew is just the thing for dinner as the winter months roll in. Put the lamb and veggies in a slow cooker and leave for four hours.
Creamy mash with crunchy spring onions and lashings of butter make this traditional Irish accompaniment.
Add an extra dimansion to a hearty breakfast with these Irish potato pancakes.
Irish coffee cake
How do you improve on a classic coffee cake? Get inspired by the Irish, with a splash of whiskey and Guinness, and top with pillowy coffee-flavoured cream.
Try experimenting with this decadent, boozy coffee using different spirits like bourbon, cognac, dark rum or amaretto. It's a great way to round off a dinner party, or can also be incorporated in desserts.
Irish coffee affogato
Affogato is the ultimate cheat’s pud. Adding a slug of any spirit or liqueur you fancy makes it even more grown-up.
Baileys ice cream
This no-churn ice cream is perfect as an accompaniment for your Christmas puds, and requires just four ingredients to make.
Chocolate Guinness cake
Ever matched Guinness with chocolate? This pairing, originally made famous by Nigella Lawson, makes for a wickedly rich, dark sponge. Top with swirls of creamy chocolate icing.
Baileys? Check. White chocolate? Check. Two ingredients that make for an utterly irresistible cheesecake, perfect for serving at dinner parties (or to keep all to yourself). Plus it calls for less than 10 ingredients, and is ready in under 2 hours!
Make our sophisticated cupcakes, infused with a classic festive tipple. Add another splash of Baileys to the buttercream for extra flavour.
Chocolate tart with Baileys ice cream
Some puddings are worth spending time making. This classic rich chocolate tart with homemade boozy Baileys ice-cream makes a special Irish-themed dinner party dessert or a lovely pudding for a family gathering.
Baileys tiramisu triffle
This stunning trifle recipe with boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped cream with espresso makes for an indulgent grown-up dessert.
Baileys and white chocolate fudge
Homemade fudge is a great little sweet treat, and our Baileys twist is the perfect little energy booster or coffee accompaniment for St Patrick's Day celebrations.
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