The Irish Kitchen

Covering any and all aspects of Irish cuisine, including recipes, preparation and serving tips, and the ever-evolving history of authentic Irish fare

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Welcome to "The Irish Kitchen," a group dedicated to the celebration and expansion of traditional Irish cuisine  Glad to have you aboard.  This is the place to come for legit Irish recipes, culinary history, preparation / serving tips, etc.  We're going to try to keep things as authentic as possible around here.  We'll leave the corned beef & cabbage (which almost nobody here in Ireland knows anything about) for Paddy's Day.  That being said, food and beverage in modern Ireland have enjoyed a period of sustained innovation over the past two decades or so, and we want to reflect that here as well.   

If you have a great Irish recipe you've tried and would like to share, please do.  If you have one you'd like to try and want to share, please do.  Any time you try a recipe you've found here, please come back at some point and give us your impressions, and any suggestions you have that might improve the recipe.

Thanks, everyone ... this should be fun!

Discussion Forum

Christmas Flavors Cookbook Challenge

Started by Kelly O'Rourke. Last reply by The Wild Geese Apr 13, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello, Irish Kitchen Group. Thanks to the generous and talented…Continue

Tags: recipes, food, cooking, cookbook, Irish

Countdown to Christmas with Sticky Toffee Pudding

Started by Margaret M. Johnson. Last reply by Margaret M. Johnson Jul 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Both the English and the Irish love this sweet, which is actually more like a cake than a pudding. The beauty of it is that it can be made in…Continue

Tags: dates, food, recipes, toffee, sticky

Traditional Bacon & Cabbage

Started by Ryan O'Rourke Mar 3, 2014. 0 Replies

This is possibly the most Irish of all dinners, and definitely one to opt for instead of corned beef and cabbage (which is scarcely known…Continue

Guinness Applesauce Bars with Lemon Drizzle

Started by Margaret M. Johnson. Last reply by Margaret M. Johnson Feb 24, 2014. 2 Replies

No one was more surprised than I to learn that desserts could be made with Irish stouts, beers, and ales. Drinking them was a no-brainer, and…Continue

Tags: baking, bars, cake, applesauce, Guinness

Norah's Dream Scones

Started by Cynthia Neale. Last reply by Gerry Regan Feb 22, 2014. 1 Reply

This is a recipe from a collection of dessert recipes and essays in my book, Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories and Desserts. I once had a Victorian tea catering business and over the years I developed many of my own recipes. As a writer of…Continue

Tags: baking, dreams, writing, scones

Brady's Celtic Honey Apple Tart

Started by Ruthie Colcombe. Last reply by Ryan O'Rourke Feb 16, 2014. 1 Reply

.This lovely sweet is an Irish version of a classic French dessert, Normandy TartIt is best served warm with Whipped Cream or a French vanilla…Continue

Tags: Dessert, Sweet, Apples, Honey, Celtic

Brady's Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

Started by Ruthie Colcombe. Last reply by Carolina G-Smith Oct 9, 2016. 2 Replies

This cheesecake contains the best…Continue

Tags: Food, Recipes, Irish, Cream, Cheesecake


Started by Ryan O'Rourke. Last reply by Mary Collins Dolan Mar 6, 2014. 3 Replies

Boxty (bacstaí or arán bocht tí "poor-house bread") is a traditional Irish potato pancake.  The dish is mostly associated with the north…Continue

Tags: Breakfast, Potatoes

Rich Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding with Irish Cream Sauce

Started by Ruthie Colcombe. Last reply by Kerry J Stevenson Feb 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Bread & Butter Pudding was one of the many loved desserts of my childhood. My grandmother would butter the bread, add dried fruit, cover…Continue

Tags: festive, celebration, cream, Irish, dessert

Comment Wall

Comment by Danny Alexander on February 24, 2014 at 12:55pm

Wonderful site! Count me in as well!

Comment by Danny Alexander on February 24, 2014 at 12:56pm

My wife is Gluten Intolerant and the Soda Bread receipe may be just the thing!


Comment by Maryann Tracy on February 24, 2014 at 1:34pm

Every year I celebrate Chinese New Year by making about 100 Chinese Potstickers. They are delicious!

This year, I have decided to put an Irish spin on these puppies by stuffing them with corned beef and cabbage.

I haven't yet decided what kind of dipping sauce to serve with them but I have a few ideas of what things to try.

I have a panel of professional taste testers (a/k/a my family) who will be giving me feedback before I publish this recipe in the Irish Kitchen.

I really think that these Irish Potstickers are going to be a hit, so stay tuned!

Comment by Margaret M. Johnson on February 24, 2014 at 4:07pm

Thanks. I FINALLY posted a recipe in the discussion page. Thanks for the lovely comments. You spurred me on to FINALLY add one. Thanks.

Comment by The Irish Store on March 4, 2014 at 7:52am

Hi Guys, the team at the Irish store have created a few cooking videos on some of the all time classic favourites! First one is the Irish Breakfast! We hope you like it!

Comment by Rose Maurer on March 12, 2014 at 10:29am

All the desserts sound delicious - you might guess that I have a sweet tooth!

Comment by Gerry Regan on December 9, 2015 at 2:45pm

Starting this week, "Irish Cook" Margaret M. Johnson is sharing some of her favorite holiday recipes as we countdown to one of the biggest days of the year. Christmas Pudding is first, You'll find this, which is a variation of the Steamed Cranberry Pudding she shared before Thanksgiving, in her new cookbook "Favorite Flavors of Ireland." Order signed copies directly from her website

Comment by Charles L Fields on August 27, 2016 at 4:05pm

Just curious...this seems to be recent posts. Is it still active.

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 7, 2016 at 8:06pm

My Mother often made homemade white sauce (a basic roux), and when my Father discovered curry powder in his later years, he put it in e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.


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