Tag Archives: Irish

Champ

Champ

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 6

Champ

This very basic potato side dish is an Irish favorite! Potatoes slathered in butter.. how can that be anything but good!

Ingredients

  • 4 lb Potatoes
  • 2 cups Chopped scallions
  • 10 fl Milk
  • 4 oz Butter
  • Pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and cook in salted boiling water.
  2. Simmer milk and scallions together for five minutes.
  3. Strain potatoes and mash thoroughly.
  4. Add hot milk, and the scallions, salt and pepper, and half the butter.
  5. Melt the rest of the butter for serving.
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2011/03/02/champ/

Boxty

Boxty

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 8

Boxty

Boxty is a potato pancake that is traditionally filled with leftovers and served with a sauce. They can be filled with anything from Smoked Salmon with a whiskey cream sauce or left over Irish stew.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Potato, raw grated
  • 1 cup leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk or buttermilk
  • salt to taste
  • Butter, for frying

Instructions

  1. Combine mashed potatoes, shredded potatoes, flour, egg. salt and baking powder. Stir in milk until you get a pancake batter consistency.
  2. Butter the bottom of a non-stick pan and make boxties about 6 inches in diameter.
  3. Once cooked fill with filling of choice and sauce and serve
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2010/03/17/boxty/

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 0

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dried currants or golden raisins
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk, for glaze

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. In a large bowl, sift and combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add salt, orange zest, and caraway seeds.
    3. Use a pastry cutter or fingers, cut in or blend butter into flour mixture until the dough resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the currants or raisins. Set aside.
    4. In a medium bowl, combine honey with 1 1/2 cups buttermilk.
    5. Stir into flour mixture until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn out onto a floured surface (dough will be sticky).
    6. Knead, 1 minute. Cut dough in half. Shape each piece into a round loaf. Place on a greased and flour-dusted baking sheet. Dip a sharp knife into flour and cut across 1/2 inch deep, across top of each loaf.
    7. Brush loaves with egg-and-milk glaze. Let stand for 10 minutes before baking. Bake in preheated oven, 35-40 minutes. To test for doneness, turn the bread over and tap underneath. If the bread sounds hollow, it is fully cooked. Let cool on racks before slicing. Slice thin or cut in wedges.

    This recipe is from the book Elegant Irish Cooking by By Noel C. Cullen, Ed.D., CMC, AAC
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2009/08/17/traditional-irish-soda-bread/