My Favourite St Patrick?s Day Recipes

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/

Beery berry crumble photo by Susan Bell, for A Girl Called Jack.

Beery berry crumble photo by Susan Bell, for A Girl Called Jack.

Bramley apple soda bread: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/02/06/bramley-apple-soda-bread-20p/

Bramley apple soda bread by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes.

Bramley apple soda bread by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes.

Bubbles and Squeaks: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/03/13/bubbles-and-squeaks-7p-each/

Cabbage griddle scones: http://wp.me/p2gfve-1CR

Photograph by Susan Bell, from A Girl Called Jack.

Photograph by Susan Bell, from A Girl Called Jack.

Cabbage with sneaky sprouts: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/12/24/sneaky-sprouts/

Sneaky sprouts photograph by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Sneaky sprouts photograph by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Cheese and onion tattie scones: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/02/13/blue-cheese-and-onion-tattie-scones/

Tattie scones photograph by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Tattie scones photograph by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Colcannon: http://wp.me/p2gfve-1CP

Easy peasy soda bread: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/07/02/airy-fairy-easy-peasy-soda-bread/

Easy peasy soda bread photograph by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack

Easy peasy soda bread photograph by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack

Guinness chocolate brownies: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2015/03/16/double-chocolate-guinness-birthday-brownies-15p/

Double chocolate Guinness birthday brownies photo by Jack Monroe

Double chocolate Guinness birthday brownies photo by Jack Monroe

Ham and pea casserole: http://wp.me/p2gfve-1CU

Ham and pea casserole photo by Susan Bell, for A Girl Called Jack.

Photo by Susan Bell, for A Girl Called Jack.

Kale pesto: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/10/11/nut-free-super-kale-pesto-15p/

Kale pesto photo by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Kale pesto photo by Susan Bell for A Year In 120 Recipes

Pearl barley and kale soup: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2015/01/23/kale-barley-and-cumin-soup-37p/

Pearl barley and kale soup photo by Groupon/Jack Monroe

Pearl barley and kale soup photo by Groupon/Jack Monroe

Sausage and beer casserole: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/16/jack-monroe-sausage-casserole-recipe

Sausage and beer casserole photo by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack.

Sausage and beer casserole photo by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack.

Spring piggy: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/02/12/spring-piggy-posh-nosh-33p/

Spring Piggy photo by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack

Spring Piggy photo by Susan Bell for A Girl Called Jack

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.

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