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Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread ~ an authentic Irish quick bread made even more delicious with oat flour!

For St. Patrick’s Day this year I’m skipping the Day-Glo green and opting for homey, traditional Irish farmhouse recipes.  This is quintessential March fare, whether you’re hunkering down through the last days of winter or rejoicing over the first burst of spring, these classic recipes will transport you to the Irish countryside!

IRISH APPLE CAKE

This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe.  It’s delicious with or without the traditional custard sauce.

pouring custard sauce on a slice of Irish Apple Cake

 


 

CLASSIC FISH PIE 

Delicious fish pie topped with mashed potatoes ~ I’m crazy for a great creamy fish pie.  You can use all sorts of fish or shellfish in this uber comforting meal.

Traditional Fish Pie

 


 

IRISH OATMEAL SODA BREAD

Rustic Irish soda bread made with oatmeal is delicious.  It’s a miracle how this easy no-yeast, one bowl recipe bakes up into an authentic, crusty, artisan loaf.  Serve for breakfast with butter and jam, or alongside any soup or stew.

 


 

IRISH STEW ~ Feasting at Home

Classic Irish Stew is as traditional as it gets. Green peas and fresh herbs added at the last minute keep it fresh.

 


 

COTTAGE PIE

Cottage Pie and its cousin Shepherd’s Pie is as traditional as it gets. Serve with peas, Brussels sprouts, or a fresh salad.

A Cottage Pie just out of the oven

 


 

BOXTY ~ Farmette

A traditional Northern Irish potato cake made quick and easy in your cast iron skillet.

Irish Boxty

 


 

SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE ~ foodiecrush

The slow cooker makes this St Paddy’s Day must-have super convenient.

 


 

TRADITIONAL IRISH LEEK AND POTATO SOUP

Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of warm soda bread.

 


 

ORANGE SCENTED WHISKEY SOUFFLE PIE ~ Hungry Rabbit

Fresh eggs, good potatoes, (yes, potatoes!) creamy butter (preferably Irish) and a douse of good quality Irish whiskey…

 


 

GUINNESS BEEF AND ONION POT PIE ~ My Kitchen Love

This beef and onion pot pie with potato topping looks like it would be right at home on an Irish farmhouse table.

 


 

IRISH BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY CARAMEL SAUCE ~ The Cookie Rookie

Transform a plain loaf of bread into a sumptuous dessert by making classic bread pudding. I think I need to start putting whiskey caramel sauce on everything!

 


 

BALLYCOTTON FISH CHOWDER ~ Cafe Johnsonia

A timeless fish chowder made with fresh and smoked fish, potatoes, and bacon.

 


 

BEEF AND STOUT PIES ~ Saving Room for Dessert

These decadent little pies use puff pastry for the topping–easy, delicious, and so pretty!

 


 

IRISH FRUIT AND OATMEAL SCONES ~ The Kitchen McCabe

For an authentic Irish country breakfast, it doesn’t get more perfect than these scones, some Irish butter, and a drizzle of honey.

 


 

COLCANNON 

This colcannon is a frugal Irish dish of mashed potatoes with chopped cooked kale, green onions, milk or cream, and lots of butter.

 

colcannon in a bowl with butter and a spoon

 


 

CHEDDAR AND BACON IRISH SODA BREAD ~ Jessica Gavin

A colorful ‘bacony’ twist on simple, no-yeast soda bread

 


 

DUBLIN CODDLE ~ Saving Room For Dessert

Onions, potatoes, sausages, and bacon (basically all the best things) get slow cooked together in this dish

 


 

IRISH SHORTBREAD ~ The Kitchy Kitchen

Crisp, buttery shortbread proves that dessert doesn’t have to be decadent to be fabulous.

 


 

FAMILY IRISH STEW ~ Donal Skehan

Love the layered potato crust!

 


 

IRISH FISH CAKES WITH 30 SECOND TARTAR SAUCE

These fish cakes are made extra light and fluffy with mashed potatoes.

 


 

HOMEMADE IRISH CREAM

Because no Irish round up would be complete without a little tipple ~ cheers!

Classic Irish Cream, made from scratch

 


 

Want to put more authentic Irish food on your table?  Check out these books for more gorgeous, traditional recipes~

 

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Raspberry Chambord Squares

Ingredients

for the filling

  • 2 6 oz baskets of raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp Chambord raspberry liquor
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

for the crust

  • 2 sticks 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

for the glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp Chambord

Instructions

  • Set the oven to 350F
  • Grease a 9x9 square baking pan. I like to line it with parchment paper with overlapping ends so I can lift it out after it bakes for even cutting.
  • Rinse the raspberries and shake off all the excess water. Toss them gently with the cornstarch, lemon juice and Chambord. Set aside.
  • Cream the soft butter, sugar, and salt until well blended. Add in the vanilla, and then the flour. Blend until the mixture has a crumbly texture, and there is no dry flour remaining.
  • Pat 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the pan, using your fingers. It doesn't have to be perfect, just make sure to cover all of the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread the raspberries and any juice evenly across the layer of dough. Crumble the remaining dough between your fingers and lay on top of the raspberries. There will be raspberries showing through, that's fine.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes until lightly golden on top.
  • Cool the squares in the pan until firm enough to lift out using the parchment paper as a sling. Finish cooling on a rack.
  • Make the glaze by mixing the sugar, Chambord, and a little water, if necessary to form a glaze. Use more or less Chambord to taste. Drizzle the glaze lightly over the squares only when they have completely cooled. (They taste great without the glaze, too)

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  • Reply
    Sally McMurray
    March 12, 2020 at 3:27 am

    I read short descriptions of Irish Receipe, but did not see any receipes for any of them. Did I miss something here? It said receipes.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2020 at 7:55 am

      Click on the recipe titles Sally, they’re links.

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    Cheryl Kohan
    March 16, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Born in Northern Ireland and loving all things Irish, of course, this post caught my eye! Boxty and colcannon are my favorites on this list. And any kind of stew or meat pie. We used to have a breakfast that we called “Fry”. It included sausages, potato bread, fried potatoes, eggs, bacon, baked beans, tomatoes and maybe mushrooms. Thanks for this stroll down memory lane!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 16, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Thank you for this Cheryl, I’ll have to include the ‘fry’ in next year’s round up.

  • Reply
    Inger @ Art of Natural Living
    March 12, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I want all of these Sue! When I did a semester in Ireland, my host “mother” was a Cordon Bleu cook so we ate amazing food, but not a lot of native Irish. But periodically she left to do tours and the housekeeper who stepped in would go traditional. Thanks for bringing back great memories!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2018 at 9:12 am

      What an experience!

  • Reply
    Linda L.
    March 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Great to see a selection of Irish recipes that actually reflects what people in Ireland really eat! The Irish share with the Chinese that what is served up in North America as “their” ethnic food often would never be seen on a table in the home country.
    Thanks for all of these!

  • Reply
    Jeanne Cleary
    March 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you for posting all of these wonderful Irish recipes! Off to make the Irish Cream right now!! Slainte!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 11, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Cheers!!

  • Reply
    2pots2cook
    March 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful collection ! Every single one worth of trying ! Thank you very much !

  • Reply
    Sharon Mills
    March 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I loved this edition of your blog! My maiden name is Donohoe…so it’s in my blood I guess. Can’t wait to make some of these recipes and I look forward to your fish pie recipe!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks Sharon, I can’t wait to get at the fish pie, I’ve got smoked salmon already in the fridge…

  • Reply
    Wendy Sondov
    March 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    What a stunning collection of delicious looking foods! So many I would like to try all year!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      You’re o right, there’s no reason to limit these to March!

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    March 11, 2018 at 11:23 am

    What a delicious round up! Irish food is truly heartwarming!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    March 11, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I’m all over these recipes Sue – some of my all time favorite dishes are Irish inspired. Thanks for including my Dublin Coddle and Beef Pies – both winners!