Irish Recipes

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Brown Bread:
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Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Brown Bread Mix
  • 10/12 ozs. water
Preparation:
  • Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Empty 1lb. Brown Bread Mix into a bowl or on to a floured board and make well in center.
  • Add approximately 10/12 oz. water (room temperature) all at once. Mix to make loose dough. Knead lightly on floured board.
  • Place the dough in a greased 7" pie tin or on a cookie sheet. Smooth top of dough lightly with floured fingers: with a knife, make a deep cross from side to side.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown. To check if done, tap bottom for a hollow sound.
Irish Scones:
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Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Brown Bread Mix
  • 2 ozs. margarine or shortening
  • 1 oz. sugar (2 tbsp.)
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Water (1 cup)
Preparation:
  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Empty mix into bowl. Add Shortening and, with a knife, chop into the mix. Rub in lightly with finger tips. Blend nutmeg and sugar, mix in well.
  • Add water all at once and blend into a soft dough with a knife or wooden spoon. Turn on to floured board and knead very lightly.
  • Roll out dough to about 3/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes and sizes, then brush top of scones with a little beaten egg and milk or water.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet or tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire tray.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe:
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Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Preparation:
  • Combine flours, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Stir in currants. Add 1 1/4 cups buttermilk; stir just till dry ingredients are moistened. (Add more buttermilk, if needed, to make a soft dough)
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently 1 minute. Shape into ball. Place in greased baking dish. Pat into 8-inch circle. With sharp knife, cut 1/2-inch deep "V" in top of dough.
  • Bake in preheated 375 degree F. oven until golden, 30 - 35 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and brush with melted butter. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Irish Potato Bread Recipe
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Ingredients:
  • 8 ozs. mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 - 2 ozs. butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
Preparation:
  • Mix 8 ozs of mashed potatoes, a tsp. of salt, 1 or 2 ozs of butter, sufficient flour with a little milk to make a stiff dough.
  • Roll out to 1/" thick, cut into eight pieces. cook on griddle or hot-plate, browning on both sides. Prick with a fork. Fry in fat for an Irish breakfast.
Soda Farls
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Ingredients:
  • 1/2 lb flour
  • tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • pint of buttermilk or sour milk
Preparation:
  • Sift 1/2 lb of plain flour, add a level tsp. of bicarbonate of soda, 1/4 tsp. of salt. Stir in a 1/4 pint of buttermilk or sour milk and mix until the dough is soft and knead very lightly.
  • Turn out onto a floured board and shape into a "round" about 1/2" thick, quarter and bake on griddle for 4 minutes.
Irish Bannock
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Ingredients:
  • 8 ozs. whole meal flour
  • 4 ozs of plain flower
  • 1 level tsp. of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp. of salt
Preparation:
  • Mix 8 ozs of whole meal flour, 4 ozs of plain flower, 1 level tsp. of bicarbonate of soda and a tsp. of salt.
  • Make a well in the mixture and stir in buttermilk until the dough is firm. Put on a board, spread with flour and turn again.
  • Put into a greased tin and bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes.
Poundies/Champ
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Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs. potatoes
  • 1 doz. spring onions
  • Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Knob of butter
Preparation:
  • Wash and peel 3 lbs. of potatoes. Boil in saucepan until fully cooked, then mash.
  • Wash and clean anout 1 doz. spring onions, chop small and add to mashed potatoes. Mix onions well into the mash adding a little milk as you go along. Season with salt and pepper. Add a knob of butter to centre.
Irish Stew
see food, tea, coffee Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 lbs. mutton or lamb
  • 3/4 lbs. potatoes
  • 3/4 lbs. onions
  • Salt and Pepper
Preparation:
  • Take 1 1/2 lbs. of mutton or lamb and cut into small pieces. Slice 3/4 lbs. of potatoes and 3/4 lbs. of onions.
  • Put in a saucepan. Cover with cold water.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to boil slowly, skim off top.
  • Simmer gently over lowest heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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