It’s that time of year again! Time to make Christmas puddings, so their wonderful flavors and spices mature to perfection before Christmas Day. This is a traditional dessert, served on Christmas Day in most Irish and British households, and made four to six weeks before Christmas. This practice originated in medieval England, when it was […]
Irish American Mom's Recipes
Here you will find all of the recipes I share on my website. They're listed in publication order, with my most recent recipe appearing at the top of the list. For a categorized index check out my "Recipe Index" tab listed under the "Cooking" category. Happy Irish cooking.
Fall weather means time for stew. A rich, satisfying Guinness Beef Stew is a perfect dinner for chilly November, when evenings grow darker, and the body seeks comfort food. This is Irish comfort food at its best. My recipe for beef stew cooks slowly in a crockpot for many hours, allowing its distinctive flavors meld […]
Brack is a traditional Irish cake baked at Halloween. The name comes from the Irish word ‘breac’, which means speckled. Fruit freckles every slice of this delicious cake or bread. What makes this cake so much fun is the tradition of baking trinkets inside. I remember chewing each slice, hoping I would be the lucky […]
Irish brown bread is a wheaten soda bread made with whole wheat flour. Unlike Boston brown bread which is steamed in a can, Irish brown bread was cooked in an iron bastible over an open fire in years gone by. Any tourist planning a trip to Ireland definitely needs to know about “brown bread.” The […]
One of my fondest memories of Ireland is sitting down to an afternoon cup of tea and a hot buttered scone. My mother makes delicious raisin tea scones, so when I lived in New York, I promptly tried to replicate her recipe, to impress my new husband. What I produced were nothing like the soft, […]