Happy St. Patrick's Day! Yes I am one of those white people who proudly proclaim their minute percentage of Irishness! I'm not ashamed! :P As such I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day and I feel my dog Cocoa should celebrate as well. This year I decided to make a bit of an Irish feast. I started with some Irish stew. It turned out okay. Not great. I didn't picture it. To go with it I made:
I basically followed the recipe except I am not dairy free so I used real milk and real butter. This stuff was so easy and tasted fabulous! It didn't have the gluten free bread taste at all!
Of course I can't go without dessert so I made this Irish Cream Cake. I used a Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix. I've heard mixed reviews about whether or not Bailey's is safe for gluten free folks but I decided if I could not have Guinness I was at least having Irish Cream! This cake was so delicious. Easy too. I'll be making this one again!
As an added treat I made Irish Cream Fudge. I used my basic fudge recipe: simmer fat free sweetened condensed milk, add a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir til melted, remove from heat add a shot of Irish Cream (or other liquor), add 1/2 cup of nuts, and 1/2 cup of coconut. Pour into an 8x8 pan and put in the fridge til set. Fool-proof!
Well the holiday is officially over and I'm heading to bed! Here's a last shot of Cocoa. He's super happy about his green shirt! ;) Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day!