Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some Irish Recipes for St. Patty's day :)

St. Patricks day is right around the corner! Here are a couple of recipes that the whole family (even the picky ones- yes there is one in every family!) will love!

Irish cheddar Crisps

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 tsp sugar

3 /4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup cold water

2 Tbs white vinegar

coarsely grounded black pepper

Mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese, water, and vinegar with fork until mixture forms soft dough. Refrigerate 1 hour or freeze 30 minutes until firm.

Preheat oven to 375. Grease two large cookie sheets. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into paper thin circle on floured surface. Sprinkle with pepper. Press pepper firmly into dough.

Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Place wedges on prepared cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until crisp. Store in airtight container.

Shamrock Smoothies

1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks

1 cup ice cubes

3/4 cup apple juice

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp orange extract

2 or 3 drops green food coloring

Place banana, ice cubes, apple juice, yogurt, extracts and food coloring in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and garnish with mints or cookies.
I found these in my personal recipe box and not sure where they originated from.