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You’ll have the luck of the Irish with these fun recipes

Irish Soda bread.
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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner you’ll enjoy these fun recipes.

Irish Soda Bread

▪ 4 c. Flour

▪ 1 tsp. Salt

▪ 1 Tbsp. baking soda

▪ 1 tsp. Sugar

▪ 1 1/2 c. Buttermilk

1. Sift dry ingredients into large bowl. Add buttermilk until mixture is moist.

2. Lightly knead dough until it is soft and smooth.

3. Place on baking pan and form a flattish round loaf.

4. Cut a cross in the top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Cool on wire rack. (You can add 1/2 cup raisins to batter if desired.)

Barbara Shepard, Favorites from the Country Center Point Baptist Church

Irish Potato Cake

▪ 2 c. sugar

▪ 1 c. butter or Crisco

▪ 1 c. hot mashed potatoes

▪ 4 egg yolks

▪ 1/2 c. sweet milk

▪ 1 tsp. vanilla

▪ 1 c. chopped pecans

▪ 4 stiffly beaten egg whites

▪ 2 c. flour

▪ 2 tsp. baking powder

▪ 1/4 tsp. salt

▪ 1/2 c. cocoa

▪ 1 tsp. cinnamon

▪ 1 tsp. nutmeg

▪ 1 tsp. allspice

▪ grated rind of 1 orange & 1 lemon

1. Cream together sugar, butter, mashed potatoes and egg yolks well.

2. Separately, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, spices and grated rind.

3. Mix sweet milk, vanilla and pecans together.

4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk mixture the creamed mixture.

5. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites last.

Bake in 3 cake pans at 325 degrees until done.

Frosting:

▪ 1 box powdered sugar

▪ 1/4 c. butter

▪ Evaporated milk to thin

▪ 1 tsp. vanilla

▪ 1 can coconut

1. Mix ingredients and frost between layers and on top.

Cindy Jordan, Brock United Methodist Church One Hundred Years of Recipes

Shepherd's Pie

▪ 1 medium onion, chopped

▪ 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

▪ 1 lb. Ground Beef

▪ 2 1/2 c. Green Beans

▪ 1 (14 1/2 oz) can Stewed Diced Tomatoes

▪ Serving of Mashed Potatoes

▪ 1 bag Shredded Cheese

1. Sauté beef, onion, and garlic.

2. Add salt & pepper to taste.

3. Drain meat & place in 1 to 3 quart dish.

4. Pour drained tomatoes over meat with green beans.

5. Spread mashed potatoes on top and cover with cheese.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Claudette Sanmann, Cook...Bake...Love From Our Hearts to Your Table North Main Church of God

Irish Cream Truffles

▪ 3/4 c. Heavy Cream

▪ 1/4 c. Irish Cream Liqueur

▪ 1 1/4 lbs. White Chocolate (chopped)

▪ 1/4 c. Butter (softened)

▪ Almonds (ground fine)

▪ Powdered Sugar

1. Combine heavy cream and Irish cream and bring to a boil.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate until melted.

3. Add butter and stir until smooth. Chill mixture.

4. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in ground almonds and dust with sugar.

5. Place on wax paper on baking sheets.

6. Chill until set. Store in tightly covered container and chill.

Barbara Shepard, Favorites from the Country Center Point Baptist Church

Bailey's Irish Cream Cake

Cake Mixture:

▪ 1 Yellow cake mix without pudding

▪ 1/2 c. sugar

▪ 1 small instant chocolate pudding

▪ 1 c. vegetable oil

▪ 4 eggs

▪ 1/2 c. Bailey's Irish Creme

▪ 3/4 c. water

1. Combine all ingredients and mix well for 4 minutes.

2. Pour into greased Bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

3. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then invert pan onto platter.

Glaze:

▪ 1/2 c. unsifted powdered sugar

▪ 1/4 C. Bailey's Irish Creme

1. Stir ingredients together.

2. Poke holes in cake and pour glaze over cake.

3. Dust with powdered sugar when cooled.

Heather Hayes, Brock United Methodist Church 100 Hundred Years of Recipes

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