I’ve had the good fortune of traveling to Ireland twice. It’s such a beautiful place with friendly people, and St. Patrick’s Day gives me an excuse to relive my adventures there. I’ve made several recipes for the holiday over the years, and I love that the day breaks up the spring doldrums. It pops up between the holiday season and before the weather really starts warming up here in Minnesota, and offers a fun excuse to wear green, spend a day as an honorary Irish person and eat some of these wonderful desserts.
This chocolate tart is so delicious—I want to make it a new tradition at the holidays. I had to pipe the whipped cream into fleur de lis to guild the lily and you must garnish with chocolate shavings! If you don't want to include the Irish cream, you can omit it.Get the recipe
Here is a simple white cake that is a wonderful base for just about any occasion. It has a faint vanilla flavor and is perfect when you don't want a lot of competition for the frosting and other flavors you are adding to your cake. Because it only uses egg whites, the color is as pure white as you are going to find in a cake. It will let the colors of your frosting or other layers shine.Get the recipe