Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated by going to Ireland or to an Irish parade where thousands of green necklaces are thrown. You can just as easily celebrate in your own home and still have the festive feel of the holiday. In fact a feast was (until recently) how many used to celebrate this holiday! So in that spirit, we have compiled a few different award-winning Irish breakfast recipes for you to try this Saint Patrick’s Day from the comfort (and safety!) of your own home.
Ariel House’s Irish Breakfast Recipes
We contacted Ariel House, a luxury guest house in Dublin, who serve up some of the most amazing food in a meticulously updated Victorian guesthouse. So amazing in fact that their food has won multiple awards (Best Breakfast in Dublin from Triage, Ireland Guide Best Breakfast Awards) and has quickly become one of the top places to stay while visiting Dublin (Top 25 Romantic Hotels in Ireland from Trip Advisor and McKennas’ Guide Top Places to stay in Ireland).
The charming Victorian house was once three separate Victorian buildings which now serve up homemade and local fare to their guests. Situated in the Ballsbridge suburb, it is only a 35-minute walk into the heart of downtown. Although after filling up on their scones, freshly baked bread and homemade butter you will wish it was a bit further!
So without further ado, here are our top Irish recipe picks from the Ariel House in Dublin!
(Tip: For a full-blown Irish breakfast, try a couple of these recipes with some black pudding and fried eggs. We guarantee it will be a huge hit for the entire family!)
185g Self Raising Flour
85g Wholemeal Flour
30g Porridge Oats
1/2 tsp of Sugar
1/2 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1 egg lightly beaten
280ml of milk
Preheat the oven at 180o.
Grease a loaf tin.
Pour all ingredients into a bowl, except for the eggs and milk and mix thoroughly.
Add the lightly beaten egg.
Add the milk.
Mix together until you have a smooth but wet mixture.
Pour in a baking tin and bake at 375oc for 35-45mins.
Coffee & Walnut Tray Bake
225g brown sugar
285g self-rising flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
85g butter for icing
225g icing sugar for icing
1 tsp milk for icing
2 tsp strong coffee for icing
Walnut halves to decorate
Preheat oven to 180 C
Grease a baking tin and line with parchment paper
Place all the sponge ingredients into a bowl and beat well for 2 minutes
Turn into prepared pan and level the top
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake is firm but springs back at the touch
Leave to cool
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and icing sugar, milk, and coffee essence
Spread evenly over the cake
Cut into squares of equal size and decorate with walnut
Sweet White Scones Recipe
900g of White Flour
175g of Butter
3 Free Range Eggs
50g of Castor Sugar
3 heaped teaspoons of Baking Powder
450ml of Milk
Granulated Sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 250 C
Sieve all the dry ingredients into a bowl
Cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour mixture
Make a well in the center of the mixture
Whisk the eggs with the milk
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients
Mix to form a soft dough
Turn out onto a floured board and shape into a round
Roll out to 1-inch thick and cut the dough into scones
Place on a baking sheet
Brush with egg wash and dip into granulated sugar
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
Let us know if you tried any of Ariel House’s amazing recipes from Ireland and which one was your favorite!
Looking for more Ireland inspiration? Check out our 7 Reasons We Love Ireland Blog Post!