There are a few routes you can take on St. Patrick's Day, ranging from the all green buffet to a more traditional spread. A lot of people like cooking with Guinness or whiskey—makes sense, as there's sure to be a lot around—and some like the ease of a classic soda bread. Whatever your style, we have six recipes to help you celebrate this Sunday. Éirinn go Brách!
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Make your soda bread a little heartier this year by swapping in whole wheat flour. Get the recipe!
Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake
Bake with your booze on St. Patrick's Day with this dripping moist chocolate cake deeply flavored with the dark tones of decadent chocolate stout. Get the recipe!
Instead of coffee, this take on tiramisu calls for Bailey's and Guinness. But like coffee would, the Guinness adds a hint of bitterness to balance the sweetness, and its malty, chocolatey, coffee notes are the perfect pair with sweet Irish Cream and smooth mascarpone. Get the recipe!
Irish Tea Brack (Tea-Soaked Raisin Bread)
Brack comes from the Irish word brac, meaning speckled. The bread is speckled with dried fruit, specifically raisins that have been plumped up in tea overnight. Get the recipe!
Homemade Shamrock Shake
This homemade recipe uses few ingredients and comes together without the corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise) and additives and preservatives included in the real Micky D's deal. Pleasantly minty and thick enough for quality slurping/straw cloggage, this is a shake that goes down easy. Get the recipe!
Irish Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway
Only two steps and one bowl are needed to make this simple but delicious soda bread. Serve it alongside stew or at breakfast, slathered with jam or butter. Get the recipe!