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Cook the Book: Spotted Dog

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

For our final recipe from Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen I couldn't resist sharing this riff on an Irish Soda bread known as Spotted Dog. As far as I can tell, the whimsical name either refers to the spotting of raisins on the bread's surface, or it's a derivative of spotted dick, a steamed pudding dotted with currants. More

Cook the Book: Irish Apple Cake

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

This Irish Apple Cake from Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen, is like a giant scone with a clove-scented apple filling. More


Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

The following recipe is from the March 17 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! I must have made Colcannon at least twenty times before I realized that it was a... More

Cook the Book: Traditional Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Parsley Sauce

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

On this side of the Atlantic, corned beef and cabbage may be about as Irish as a dish gets, but according to Darina Allen author of Forgotten Skills of Cooking bacon and cabbage is Ireland's national dish. It calls for whole loin bacon, a British Isles export, which is cooked along with the cabbage, sliced before serving, and paired with a creamy parsley sauce. More

Cook the Book: Irish Porter Cake

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

This Irish Porter Cake from Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen is the St. Patrick's Day version of of a Christmas fruit cake—except you actually want to eat this one since it's doused in Guinness and ridiculously delicious. More

Cook the Book: Clotted Cream

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 7 comments

As the cream cools it separates into two layers: the creamy top, perfect for spreading on scones (or anything else for that matter) and a thinner cream which cookbook author Darina Allen says will keep for several weeks and can be used in any recipe that calls for heavy cream. More

Cook the Book: 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking'

Caroline Russock 484 comments

Darina Allen might not be a household name in the States but she has been championing local cuisine and produce since 1983 in her native Ireland. She's been called both the Irish Julia Child and Alice Waters, and has made it her mission to reintroduce a new generation of cooks to the integral but often forgotten cooking skills. Every day this week, we'll be sharing recipes from her new book, Forgotten Skills of Cooking. Enter to win a copy here. More

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