Mincemeat is a festive filling for baked goods, and don’t worry there’s not an ounce of meat in this concoction of mixed fruits, almonds, spices, and of course, a little booze. Many people take the easy peasy route at Christmas and opt for store bought mincemeat to fill their pies. But trust me, making festive […]
Irish Cakes, Cookies And Desserts
Technically I should call this category "Irish Cakes, Biscuits, and Desserts" since Irish people use the term biscuits when referring to cookies, and the term scones when referring to biscuits. Anyway, if you're in the mood for an Irish inspired sweet treat, why not check out my collection of Irish baking recipes.
The Victoria Sandwich consists of two sponge cake layers sandwiched together with raspberry jam and cream, then dusted on top with confectioners’ sugar. This teatime treat became popular in England and Ireland during the reign of Queen Victoria, whose name this cake now bears. Originally caster sugar was sprinkled on top, but I prefer to […]
Chocolate cake with absolutely no flour. This delicious chocolate roulade is a gluten free treat, and a favorite dessert in Ireland and the United Kingdom. I know many may think a roulade is just too difficult to make. The thought of rolling a cake without letting it crumble into pieces is enough to make some […]
Today’s recipe is for Irish flapjacks. I know! I know! My flapjacks look just like granola bars, and nothing like pancakes, as any American might expect. But believe it or not, a flapjack in Ireland is a homemade oatmeal bar and in no way resembles a pancake. You say ‘granola bar’, and I say ‘flapjack.’ […]
In this luscious parfait dessert, green and orange fruits are layered with a white cream and crumbled meringue mixture, creating a lovely Irish flag in a glass. This is one of my favorite easy-peasy, yet very impressive desserts. The key to heavenly success is the center layer of crumbled meringues or mini pavlovas, combined with […]