11 Irish Recipes you need for a cracking St Patrick’s Day celebration!

traditional Irish landscape overlooking the rolling green hills, white cottages and Ballyheigue Bay in co. Kerry, Ireland.

Whether you are lucky enough to live in Ireland, are a repeat visitor (like me!), or dream of one day visiting this magical emerald isle, here are 11 St Patrick’s Day recipes you need for a cracking celebration.

It will be a quiet one for us this year. We’ll be sitting down to a pot of my Irish Stew, a loaf of soda bread, and a pint of Bulmers Irish cider for an easy supper, and maybe finishing the day with a sneaky Jameson or two?!

Happy St Patrick’s Day x

A loaf of Irish brown bread with a few slices cut. It sits on a stripe tea towel alongside a small knife and pot of honey.

Irish Brown Bread

This Irish Brown bread recipe has me thinking about blistery coastal days perched by a fire, a pot of seafood chowder, & brown bread smothered with butter. 

A metal box of golden Irish buttermilk scones.

Easy Irish Buttermilk Scones

So what makes a good Irish scone? Soft and fluffy on the inside, a good crust on the outside, and just a little sweetness. Not a lot, but just enough. We’re not baking bread after all!

A corned beef silverside and vegetables dinner on a table.

Dutch Oven Corned Beef (Easy Silverside Recipe)

Corned Beef Silverside is serious comfort food on a cold winter’s day – or to be honest every day of the year. It’s a super classic recipe full of simple ingredients. And I just love it.

A traditional full irish breakfast just cooked in a cast iron frypan. On a bench alongside baked beans, orange juice and brown sauce.

Traditional Full Irish Breakfast

The breakfast of champions. A plate of ALL the cooked breakfast bits… The full, traditional Irish breakfast or a “fry up” as it’s more commonly known. 

A black cast iron Dutch oven with a loaf of soda bread in it and a pot of honey beside.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish soda bread recipe is an easy, rustic loaf of bread that you can prep and bake in under an hour. Winner!

A tart tin full of homemade Bailey's Truffles. A single truffle is off to one side with a bite eaten from it.

Boozy Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Decadent dark chocolate and hazelnut truffles with a good hit of Bailey’s… one for the adults!

a load of bacon, chive and cheese soda bread in a black cast iron frypan on a floured surface

Irish Bacon and Cheddar Soda Bread

Soda Bread… The ultimate quick bread. A time-poor mum’s Sunday morning savior when she hasn’t got a loaf of sourdough on the go. In under an hour, this savory soda bread will save your bacon (pardon the pun!) and give you a delicious, yet totally easy-to-bake, loaf of bread for the Sunday table.

a cooked apple and blackberry crumble in a cast iron skillet topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

As dessert recipes go, a good berry and apple crumble is about as comforting as it gets. This apple and blackberry crumble recipe is super easy to make and reminds me of those wild Irish berry hedgerows. Serve it with a good dollop of cream, custard, or vanilla ice cream.

a cast iron dutch oven fill of slow cooked Irish lamb stew.

Big Batch: An Irishman’s Wife’s Slow-Cooked Irish Stew

Because what’s the good on an Irishman’s wife if she doesn’t have a good Irish Stew recipe up her sleeve?

creamy colcannon mash in a red Le Creuset pot

Colcannon Mash – Irish Mashed Potatoes

 Is there anything more comforting than mashed potato? Especially creamy mash with other bits in it? For me, Colcannon is king when it comes to Irish potato dishes.

A metal tin full of golden soda bread farls.

Traditional Irish Soda Farls

Soda Farls are FIVE simple ingredients. And they are all pantry staples Winner! Can you say BEST BREAKFAST EVER?

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