Vegetarian Irish Dinner

Brown Bread and Applesauce Cake

My Grandmother was born in Ireland. As an Irish-American I took step dancing classes as a child and my family had corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s day dinners. As a lifelong vegetarian, I ate Irish Soda Bread and potatoes and carrots cooked separate for me. This year I decided to cook a simple vegetarian Irish meal.

My Mom and I made Brown Bread, Colcannon, and Applesauce Cake with Whiskey Frosting. We also had Irish cheddar cheese. I was not entirely pleased with the Brown Bread and Colcannon so I will not post the recipes here. We enjoyed the Applesauce Cake and loved the whiskey frosting. The Applesauce Cake is dense and reminded me of an old-fashioned cake. I don’t like raisins so we used craisins instead but not the full amount.

We used my Great-Grandmother’s china for this meal.

Colcannon (potatoes, cabbage, leek)


Coffee and Applesauce Cake with Whiskey Frosting

Applesauce Cake with Whiskey Frosting

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9 Responses to Vegetarian Irish Dinner

  1. mtetar says:

    What a great way to join in the with to today’s festivities, and celebrations. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  2. mtetar says:

    Thanks for sharing the link. Mtetar

  3. Anonymous says:

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  4. What a wonderful idea! I hope for more successes with the Colcannon,(and Brown Bread?), and hope for a recipe in the future!

  5. What a lovely way to celebrate, I especially love that you used your Great-Grandmother’s china, such a wonderful thing to still have!

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