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Best Irish recipes

Soda bread

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.

Smoked Haddock Fishcakes Recipe

Irish stew

A warming winter one-pot of lamb shoulder slow cooked in stout with swede and potatoes for a wholesome family meal.

Irish Stew Recipe

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.

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Lamb and Guinness stew with chunky vegetables in a pot

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.

Homemade Irish cream

Guinness rarebit

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.

Irish Rarebit Recipe

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.

cheddar soda bread

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.

A pot of slow cooker lamb stew with vegetables


Creamy mash with crunchy spring onions and lashings of butter make this traditional Irish accompaniment.

A bowl of mashed potato with a spoon in it next to a little bowl of sliced spring onions and a blue napkin

Potato farls

Add an extra dimansion to a hearty breakfast with these Irish potato pancakes.

Potato farls (Irish potato pancakes), served with fried eggs, grilled tomatoes and crispy bacon

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.

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Irish coffee

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.

A glass of Irish coffee with a brass spoon on a green background

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.

Irish coffee affogato

Baileys ice cream

This no-churn ice cream is perfect as an accompaniment for your Christmas puds, and requires just four ingredients to make.

A rectangular tub of baileys ice cream next to two bowls

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.

A frosted chocolate cake with tea on the side

Baileys cheesecake

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!

Baileys Cheesecake Recipe With White Chocolate

Baileys cupcakes

Make our sophisticated cupcakes, infused with a classic festive tipple. Add another splash of Baileys to the buttercream for extra flavour.

Baileys cupcakes with swirled icing

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.

Chocolate Tart Recipe With Baileys Ice Cream

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.

Multi-layered chocolate and Baileys cream trifle in a glass bowl

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.

Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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