St. Patrick's Day Spread
This simple crusty brown quick bread is one of the most popular Irish bread recipes and gets its hearty flavor from whole wheat flour and rolled oats.
1. In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in whole-wheat flour and oats.
2. Add yogurt; stir gently. If mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.
3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 5 times to make a ball. Set on a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat into a 7-inch circle. With a floured knife, cut a large X on top of loaf.
4. Bake in a 375° oven until well browned, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Serve warm or cool.
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Sunset MARCH 1997
Tender from gentle cooking, this Guinness-braised beef brisket is a classic preparation made without the usual pot watching. Serve it with grainy, coarse-ground mustard. Use the leftovers in classic Rueben sandwiches: sliced corned beef with Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on sourdough, rye, or pumpernickel bread.
Combine first 11 ingredients in a large electric slow cooker, stirring until well blended; top with beef. Cover and cook on HIGH 8 hours or until beef is tender. Remove beef; cut diagonally across grain into 1/4-inch slices. Discard broth mixture.
Cooking Light MARCH 2003
Notes: Add potatoes to oven for the last hour that your St. Patrick's Day corned beef bakes. If the beef is done before the potatoes, let it continue cooking until potatoes are ready. If making green sauce up to 1 day ahead, cover and chill.
1. Scrub potatoes and pierce each with a fork.
2. Set potatoes directly on the rack in a 325° oven and bake until soft when pressed, 1 to 1 1/4 hours (about 45 minutes in a convection oven).
3. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine lemon juice, parsley, watercress, tarragon, and sour cream. Whirl until mixture is smoothly puréed, scraping container sides as required.
4. Cut a slit across the top of each potato and pinch sides to pop open top. Set potatoes on a platter and spoon a little of the green sauce into each. Serve with remaining sauce and salt to add to taste.
Sunset MARCH 1999
Stir together first 3 ingredients; press mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.
Bake crust at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons flour at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add vanilla and Irish cream liqueur, beating just until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add 3/4 cup sour cream, beating just until blended.
Pour half of batter into prepared crust. Dollop strawberry preserves over batter; gently swirl batter with a knife to create a marbled effect. Top with remaining batter.
Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until edges of cheesecake are set. (Center of cheesecake will not appear set.) Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven 15 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Release and remove sides of pan. Spread remaining 1/2 cup sour cream evenly over top of cheesecake; garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Baileys Irish Cream.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2005
Pour 1/2 cup milk into a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place cornstarch in a small bowl; gradually add water, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Add to simmering milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Combine cornstarch mixture, remaining 1 cup milk, and vanilla in a large bowl; freeze mixture 1 hour or until a 1/8-inch-thick layer of ice forms on the surface. Beat mixture at high speed of an electric mixer 5 minutes; gradually add sifted powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Cover and chill.
Combine coffee, whiskey, and sugar; stir well. Pour into mugs; spoon topping onto coffee. Serve immediately. Cover and store remaining topping in refrigerator.
Cooking Light MAY 1992
Irish Brown Bread
Guinness-Braised Beef Brisket
St. Paddy's Potatoes with Green Sauce
Irish Strawberry-and-Cream Cheesecake
Irish Coffee With Creamy Topping
From the brown bread and beef brisket to the whiskey-spiked coffee, this menu features the best in Irish cuisine.
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