I'm still celebrating St. Patrick's Day today with two recipes that I have quite the crush on. Whip them up for all your Irish friends and enjoy all the kisses!
From sweet treats, to delicious drinks these wee Food Crushes of mine will make your St. Patrick's day party beyond lucky.
1.) O'Donnell Irish Cream by AllyJean
This family recipe is one so sacred it's passed down through the ages. It tastes better than Bailey's (thicker, richer, creamier) and is about 1/3 the cost of a fifth. I love whipping this stuff up around the holidays and, of course, the great Irish gathering.
Here's What You'll Need:
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Containers of EggBeaters (You can use 4 eggs, but this has less of a risk of bacteria)
Irish Whiskey (I use Jameison)
Add all elements together in a blender. Blend. Serve Chilled.
Add to Coffee, to ice cream, or let it stand alone.
You can even add it to this next recipe!
2.) Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes by Browned Eyed Baker
I'm about to drop some serious food dirty talk on you now: Whiskey Ganache Filling, Guinness Cupcakes, Bailey's Buttercream.
If you're not drooling you need to get yourself checked out!
Here's What You'll Need:
For the Cupcakes:
1 cup Guinness stout
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoons salt
2/3 cup sour cream
For the Filling:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Irish whiskey
For the Frosting:
2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
1. To Make the Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring the Guinness and butter to a simmer in a heavy, medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl to combine. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sour cream on medium speed until combined. Add the Guinness-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat just to combine. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour mixture and beat briefly. Using a rubber spatula, fold the batter until completely combined. Divide the batter among the cupcake liners. Bake until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Cool the cupcakes on a rack.
3. To Make the Whiskey Ganache Filling: Finely chop the chocolate and transfer it to a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream until simmering and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for one minute and then, using a rubber spatula, stir it from the center outward until smooth. Add the butter and whiskey and stir until combined. Let the ganache cool until thick but still soft enough to be piped.
4. To Fill the Cupcakes: Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter (or the bottom of a large decorating tip), cut the centers out of the cooled cupcakes, going about two-thirds of the way down. Transfer the ganache to a piping back with a wide tip and fill the holes in each cupcake to the top.
5. To Make the Baileys Frosting: Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Reduce the speed to medium-low and gradually add the powdered sugar until all of it is incorporated. Add the Baileys, increase the speed to medium-high and whip for another 2 to 3 minutes, until it is light and fluffy.
6. Using your favorite decorating tip, or an offset spatula, frost the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container.
View the whole recipe here!
Thank's for looking!