Friday, March 14, 2014

Homemade Irish Cream

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away. Are you thinking about the possibility of creating Irish cream liquor at home instead of buying a bottle? Take a crack at our Homemade Irish Cream recipe below….you'll never buy a bottle in the store again!
This Irish Cream is soooo good!





INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Godiva chocolate liquor
2 cups Irish whiskey
2 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup half-and-half , light cream or heavy cream 

2 eggs (optional)
4 teaspoons chocolate syrup
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut or almond extract
2 teaspoon instant coffee granules or instant espresso (make sure it's instant so it dissolves)

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a glass bottle or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months (if it lasts that long).  Shake well before serving.
 Recipe intended for those whom alcohol consumption is appropriate. Always drink responsibly.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kilkenny's Irish Bread

Kilkenny's Irish Bread

This by far is my favorite Irish Bread.  Some recipes are dry, but the Kilkenny Irish Bread is so moist and delicious!  Even if you are not Irish, you will LOVE it!  This bread can be served for breakfast, dessert or just a yummy snack.  

Here are the ingredients you need:

2 ½ cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of baking powder                                   
½ teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
2 cups of buttermilk
1 cup of raisins
1 tablespoon of caraway seeds (optional)


 Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and sift.


 Add raisins and caraway seeds, and set aside.


Melt butter, and mix with buttermilk and eggs.



Combine the two mixtures, and mix well.


Grease loaf pan with butter.  Bake at 350o for 1 hour – bread is done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  I normally have to bake it for approximately 10 to 20 extra minutes.


Cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes before removing.


Enjoy this delicious Kilkenny recipe!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bag Full Of Gold


These shamrock decorated muslin bags are perfect for wrapping up goodies for friends or your kid's classmates!
We're using the same technique we used for our Valentine's Day bags here.


SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Shamrock Craft punch
Freezer paper
Iron
Muslin bags 

Craft paint
Glitter
Foam brush

1. Use a punch to cut out a shamrock out of your freezer paper.  You can also draw or print out an image and cut it out with an x-acto knife.

2. With a dry iron set to medium heat, iron the freezer paper stencil (shiny side down) onto the muslin bag.



3. Slip a piece of cardboard scrap or a piece of freezer paper inside the bag so the paint won't bleed through and then dab craft paint on muslin bag.  Sprinkle glitter onto wet paint.



4. Carefully peel away freezer paper while paint/glitter is still wet.  Paint a light coat of Modge Podge over the paint/glitter when it was dry to seal in the glitter.  


5. Fill your cute muslin bag with gold candy coins and give to all of your family and friends!


Muslin bags-www.sugarconfetti.com
Gold coin candy-Wegmans
Freezer paper-Any Supermarket