Molanna View Dairy Farm in Limerick, Ireland, have shared a few secrets of their favorite Irish desserts that have been passed down for generations.
The rich and delicious Guinness cake can be enjoyed at any time during the day. Of course, it is recommended to have a Guinness with your slice.
But don’t forget the proper Irish way to drink that dry stout. Coming from a draft, wait for the Guinness to turn completely dark. Then take a deep breath in through your mouth, gulp down a good amount of the beer and then breathe out through your nose.
Drinking Guinness this way allows for the many robust flavors to come alive. Now that you know how to drink a Guinness, you need to know how to eat it. Sláinte!
8 oz. self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 oz. butter
2 oz. extra fine sugar
4 tablespoons milk
Rich Guinness Cake
1/2 lb. butter
3/4 lb. brown sugar
1 lb. flour
1 lb. currants
1 lb. raisins
1/4 lb. chopped citron peel
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1 grated lemon rind
1/2 pint of Guinness
1/4 teaspoon bread soda
1. Beat the eggs thoroughly with the creamed butter and sugar. Stir together while adding most of the flour throughout.
2. Warm the Guinness on low and pour onto the bread soda. Add the mixture to the eggs, butter, sugar and remainder of the flour.
3. Mix and stir the prepared fruit, citron, spice, nutmeg and lemon rind together. Then stir in with the other ingredients.
4. Put the finished mixture in a greased and lined 9″ cake tin.
5. Bake on a low temperature (per your preference) for about 3.5 hours.
6. Allow to cool in the tin before removing.
Note: Although delicious, eating the entire tin of cake will only cause weight gain, not intoxication.
Not into Guinness? Don’t worry, there is more to Irish desserts than just alcohol.
Try your luck with Molanna View Dairy Farm’s homemade cream scones! Using less time and ingredients than the Guinness cake, Irish scones are a quick and tasty dessert.
1. Sieve flour and baking powder, run in the butter and stir in the sugar.
2. Add in the egg (beaten) and milk.
3. Mix and stir until it is a soft dough.
4. Knead until smooth.
5. Roll out about ½ inch strips and cut into rounds.
6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
7. Allow to cool and add jam, fruit or whipped cream.
Take your pick from these authentic Irish recipes brought to Portland State from a family dairy farm in Limerick, Ireland!
The ingredients are cheap, the steps are simple and the end product is delicious.