Top of the MORNING to ya! I love St Patrick?s Day, me, and not just because of my Irish mother and her large and characterful Irish family, but because it?s also my BIRTHDAY. And how wonderful it is to walk into the pub on my birthday and be greeted with an Irish band singing Chieftains covers, a loud bunch of extremely happy people throwing their heads back and roaring along, and pints and pints of the black stuff. Imagine my JOY at legitimately being allowed to have boxties (leftover-mash-pancakes) for breakfast on my birthday. And Irish coffee at all hours. And pints and pints of the black stuff. The major department stores start preparing for it well in advance, so I?m usually delightfully inundated with Guinness toffee and Guinness chocolate cake and at least one tankard and a large pair of comedy slippers, and I love it, so without further ado, here?s my top favourite recipes for today, and remember, good nosh isn?t just for St Patrick?s Day, but it?s a great place to start.
Beer and sultana bread: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/02/06/guinness-ginger-sultana-spelt-bread-12p/
Beery berry crumble: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/05/10/beery-berry-crumble-recipe/
Bramley apple soda bread: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/02/06/bramley-apple-soda-bread-20p/
Bubbles and Squeaks: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/03/13/bubbles-and-squeaks-7p-each/
Cabbage griddle scones: http://wp.me/p2gfve-1CR
Cabbage with sneaky sprouts: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/12/24/sneaky-sprouts/
Cheese and onion tattie scones: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/02/13/blue-cheese-and-onion-tattie-scones/
Easy peasy soda bread: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/07/02/airy-fairy-easy-peasy-soda-bread/
Guinness chocolate brownies: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2015/03/16/double-chocolate-guinness-birthday-brownies-15p/
Ham and pea casserole: http://wp.me/p2gfve-1CU
Kale pesto: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/10/11/nut-free-super-kale-pesto-15p/
Pearl barley and kale soup: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2015/01/23/kale-barley-and-cumin-soup-37p/
Sausage and beer casserole: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/16/jack-monroe-sausage-casserole-recipe
Spring piggy: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/02/12/spring-piggy-posh-nosh-33p/
Enjoy! For more recipes I?m on Twitter and Instagram at @MsJackMonroe, and you can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack.