When I first came to America and ordered a “flan” for dessert at a restaurant I got a little shock when the waitress placed a molded, wobbly, sweet custard, delicacy in front of me. Not wanting to display my ignorance I ate it all up, and licked my lips. It was delicious, but not what […]
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.
Pavlova is a favorite Irish dessert, with fresh fruit and whipped cream used to decorate a meringue base. It’s crisp, sweet crust contrasts deliciously with a soft, light center. Pavlova was created in either Australia or New Zealand in the 1920’s to commemorate a visit by Anna Pavlova, the famous Russian ballet dancer. A taste […]
Irish sponge cake is a light and delicate egg sponge filled with a layer of jam and lots of luscious cream, with a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar on top. I loved this cake when I was growing up in Ireland. This cake recipe requires no butter. That’s right! A butter free cake! You may […]
Ground almonds are used extensively in Irish baking. Basic almond cookie dough cut into heart shapes, then sandwiched with raspberry jam and decorated with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. Ingredients 2 sticks butter 1 and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (1/4 cup for decorating ) 1 teaspoon almond extract […]
I love how egg custard smothers a pudding in warm, creamy lusciousness. Traditional English egg custard sauce is the perfect accompaniment for so many of my favorite desserts, I thought it was high time I share my recipe. Bread pudding, plum pudding, apple crumble, Eve’s Pudding, Queen of Puddings all taste best with custard, and […]