In place of a traditional Irish supper (since we don't eat beef), I now look for other foods to prepare in recognition of St. Patty's Day. Last year I made Irish soda bread for the first time. It was delicious! This year, I saw a recipe on Martha Stewart's website that caught my eye: Irish Coffee Cupcakes. Not a traditional Irish food, but an interesting take on an Irish beverage.
Last night I made a batch. The batter uses instant espresso powder to give the cakes a rich coffee flavor. The frosting is whipped cream, lightly sweetened and spiked with whiskey! Here's a tip: don't overwhip the cream, like I did. The frosting should be a softer consistency so it spreads more easily (see the photo on Martha's site). Also, I doubled the amount of whiskey to two tablespoons. One tablespoon didn't seem like enough flavor. You can find the recipe here. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Find the recipe here and if you make them, let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your opinion.