Food & Recipes from Ireland


Christmas Food in Ireland

Of course the Irish eat too much at Christmas - that's the point, isn't it? A feast of rich fruit cake, moist plum pudding and mince pies accompany the traditional roast …

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Traditional Irish Christmas Cake

Made with plenty of fruit, nuts and Irish Whiskey and topped with marzipan and white frosting, the Christmas cake is a central part of Christmas in Ireland. This recipe is a …

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Irish Christmas Pudding

With its rich fruit and the plentiful addition of whiskey, this pudding has an important place at the table in any traditional Irish Christmas It's often called Plum Pudding, but it …

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Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for generations. There is nothing fancy about traditional …

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Irish Mince Pies

These delicious pastry pies filled with mincemeat - which despite its name contains no meat but is a rich spicy fruit mix - are a traditional dish at Christmas in …

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Bacon and Cabbage

Bacon and Cabbage

Although long associated with Ireland, Corned beef is not traditional, the Irish are far more likely to serve bacon with their cabbage. Corned beef is actually an Irish-American dish, though it …

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Irish Stew

The ingredients are simple, lamb, potato, onion and carrot, but the result is a hearty and warming dish which the Irish have enjoyed for generations. There are probably as many stew …

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Irish Sodabread

Irish Soda Bread

This traditional bread from Ireland is made without yeast, instead using bread soda (bicarbonate of soda) as a raising agent. It is quick and easy to make, though there are a …

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Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Brown bread is an Irish staple, often made daily in the home as it is quick and easy to make and tastes best when really fresh, even warm from the …

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Spotted Dog

Made with just a little sugar and plenty of dried fruit, this bread has been an Irish favourite, especially with children, for generations. It's essentially a white soda bread recipe with …

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Irish Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland. There are a number of fun traditions associated with brack, which is baked with hidden items …

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Leek and Potato Soup

Many Irish soups are based on potatoes, this one combines them with leeks to make a very satisfying and tasty dish. A big mug of this kind of hearty soup is …

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