We are continuing with our holiday theme of traveling all over to check out all the amazingly delicious food eaten by a few very different places during Christmas. It isn’t just celebrated on this continent and everyone has a very unique and delicious way of celebrating. So in case you are trying to connect with your roots or just try something new we wanted to create this series of posts for you. We have already hit the Ukraine but this time around we will be checking out Irish Christmas Recipes that I know many of you might want to try out this year.
Yellow Man (Irish Honeycomb Candy) from SAVEUR
Many of you might have already experienced this great candy before but had no idea that it was Irish. Well guess what? It is and it is easy to make even if you have no experience with candy making before this is a great place to start. It is simple and great for sharing which makes it perfect for host gifts and just gifts for everyone in general. Nothing says I love you more than something delicious made with all the love.
Irish Potato Candy from Homemade Hooplah
Now when you think of potatoes you don’t normally think about candy but if any nation was going to blow our minds with what potatoes can really do it would be Ireland. These surprisingly good little potato candies will blow your mind and the minds of your guests when they find out what they are made out of. They are almost like a snickerdoodle and I absolutely love them and can’t suggest them highly enough. Do something totally different this year and make up a batch of these beauties.
Homemade Irish Cream from Food Network
Nothing says Merry Christmas better than a glass of spiked Irish Cream and this is one of those things you will need to make a lot of. You will want to share and keep it all to yourself at once so make sure to make a lot, get tons of bottles or jars and start spreading that Christmas cheer in the best way possible. Homemade Irish cream is easy and impressive and it will have everyone knocking asking you how you made it yourself!
Guiness and Honey Irish Soda Bread from That Darn Carrot
Soda bread is a staple in any Irish home, it is simple and doesn’t require any yeast which makes it a very approachable bread if you aren’t normally a baker. It is great in the morning with tea or, in this variation case, incredible with a hearty dinner. Making a few of these loaves to pass around will make everyone feel the love as they enjoy a slice of it with some warm butter. It is filled with flavor and a great way to end a Christmas hangover.
Irish Colcannon from Homemade Hooplah
Another delicious Irish recipe from Homemade Hooplah this one is one my families favs. If I am feeling up to spoiling them for dinner this is one of those things that I make. Colcannon is basically mashed potatoes taken up a notch. That is right they can get better than just mashed with some butter and this is how. Irish Colcannon is a great idea if you want to spice up your mashed potato option at Christmas dinner this year.
Irish Stout Lamb Shanks from Clodagh McKenna
All these recipes are all well and good but what if you want to fully immerse yourself in a great Irish meal, what about your main dish? This is the perfect main dish to any holiday or family meal and it will have you drooling the whole time it is cooking. The smells your oven will make will be heaven and hell on earth as you try to wait for dinner time. This is the perfect rich main to show off those culinary skills and lamb isn’t enjoyed enough these days.