St. Patricks Day is around the corner and we've gathered up some quick links to some of our favorite sweet and savory recipes!
Did you know that eating corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day is not a real Irish tradition?
True fact! Beef wasn’t readily available in Ireland and was considered a luxury. The Irish tradition was actually ham or bacon.
Fast forward to the Irish arriving in America, the land of, well, plenty of beef.
And that is when corned beef upstaged the traditional ham or bacon and became the Irish-Americans spin on a tradition that originated in their homeland.
Soda bread is a variety of quick bread made in a variety of cuisines where baking soda is used as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast. It is among the simplest of breads to make. It’s especially delectable when split horizontally, toasted and stuffed with chewy thick cut bacon.
The best Irish soda bread, like this recipe, has a golden brown crust with a dense, tight crumb. The bread isn’t heavy, it’s actually quite tender and soft inside. The crust is nice and crisp when it comes out of the oven and becomes a little chewy on day 2 and 3. It’s so good!
If green isn't your color to wear, then try making these fun St. Patricks Day Royal Icing Cookies. Bag them up and give them out to neighbors or co-workers for a touch free treat!
This video available to paid members uses our no spread sugar cookie recipe and Michele will walk you through making egg white royal icing, coloring it and thinning it so you have the proper consistency for flooding your cookies. She will also teach you how to flood, decorate and dry dust your cookies. She's even created some fun edible graphic designs that you can download and use on your own cookies. Lastly she also takes a deep dive into all the different types of color dusts on the market, how to use them, and when not to use them.
In this online video class, Michele will show you how to create a Crème de menthe layered cake using gel colors to create rich colors in your cake batter. Recipe is included with the class!
You will also learn how to create a water based Ganache for decorating your cake using the popular drip technique.
This cake is so easy to make and so very delicious with is minty layers of goodness! The dark chocolate layer and chocolate accent piece give this cake the perfect balance!
#5 Sweet & Salty Shamrock Pretzel Snacks
Corn beef and cabbage not your jam? Charcuterie boards are very popular these days! Why not try one this St Patricks day and add some fun sweet and salty shamrock pretzel snacks to it! These pretzel snacks are so tasty to make and combine chocolate and pretzel for the perfect sweet and salty snack. Even better it makes a great kid project! Check out our step-by-step video below for making this fun snack!