A Classic Scottish Shortbread
Mildly sweet, melt-in-your-mouth flaky, easy to make, improves as it ages -- a welcome accompaniment to any cookie tray, but for me, it's absolutely perfect with a cup of tea.
Colcannon Potatoes are an Irish mashed potato recipe with mixed with greens and scallions and LOTS of butter and cream. You can't go wrong with this green-filled dish on St. Patrick's Day!
Newfoundland Raisin Buns - a decades old tea bun recipe like Nan made!
Traditional Newfoundland tea buns are a cousin to scones and biscuits. Everyone's Mom or Nan made them. Perfect with a steaming cup of tea.
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe
A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!
This Original Soda Bread Recipe Comes Straight From an Irish Great-Grandmother
Many St. Patrick's Days ago when I first started working for POPSUGAR, my colleagues Maggie and Lizzy Eisenberg brought in this Irish soda bread, courtesy of
Scottish Rumbledethumps, a Cute Name and a Delicious Dish
Rumbledethumps is not only a great name, but it combines the simplest of vegetables—mashed potatoes, swede, and kale—to make a delicious side dish.
True Scottish Shortbread
When I was a young kid one or other of us in turn occasionally used to be allowed to wreak havoc in the kitchen. I used to make the most mess - but the best cakes! This is a recipe I asked for from the elderly Scottish pastry cook who used to live opposite. She even had me bake it one time in HER kitchen - none of my siblings were so privileged - boy was I was smug about that! She used to bring over some of the most amazing goodies! I have searched and baked and bought, but never found a…
Irish Cream Shortbread
Butter, brown sugar, and Irish whiskey team up in this dough, which we give a long, slow bake. The result is a complex shortbread that ages to an even deeper flavor.
Irish Wake Cake
It’s St. Patrick’s day here and I know most of you are going to drink yourselves into a coma-like state. In result, your unfortunate friends and relations will be obliged to hold a wake…
An Easy Scottish Afternoon Tea to Remember
Treat yourself and friends to an easy Scottish Afternoon Tea with rustically simple foods with hearty abundance. Perfect for splendid autumn days or cold winter afternoons.
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Want to get a flavor of the genteel Ireland of old? See our guide on how to throw your own Irish Afternoon Tea Party at home.
irish lemon pudding
Several years ago, my sister in law let me borrow the most amazing cookbook. It's called Irish Traditional Cooking, and I immediately fell in love with it. When I eventually had to give the book back, I ordered my own copy asap. I can honestly say that I have loved every recipe I have made from it! Now, to be fair, there are plenty of recipes that I have not tried (and almost certainly will never try). Things like offal and cockles just don't appeal to me that much. :) My favorite recipes so…
Irish Potato Bread
Of all the places I have travelled, Ireland was my second favorite. (My first being Scotland) Ireland is so amazingly beautiful, the people are so friendly, and the culture is easy to love. I know one day I will make my way back there. Until then.... I will make dishes, like this crunchy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside potato bread to remind me of Ireland. I was inspired to make this recipe after reading something similar in my Irish Cooking cookbook. This would be perfect served alongside…