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