Happy Saint Paddy's day to all. My girls love Saint Patrick's day because it is the one day a year I make corned beef, even thought it is not very Irish. Actually I make the same meal pretty much each year. It is what the girls want. I do a basic corned beef in the crockpot and sever it with lots of mustard on the side. We make a soda bread and the cheesey potatoes are a must. Actually my girls will eat those cheesey potatoes everyday if I would let them. I hate cabbage cooked with corned beef it is too slimy for me. Plus I tend to like my veggies raw. So I just chop up some cabbage, sometimes add some chopped apples too and make a tangy sour cream dressing. If the chives are up in my garden I add those. For my dear hubby who brews his own beer I make my easy chocolate mousse with dark stout. I actually make a plain batch for the girls and stout one for us. You will see I add a bit of sugar to the recipe to balance out the stout a bit. If you like beer but not stout you can use an ale. Just do not use a light beer it will got lost in that chocolate.
May you be blessed with
warmth in your home,
love in your heart,
peace in your soul
and joy in your life
Corned beef in crockpot with spicy mustard on the side.
Chopped fresh cabbage salad with Sour Cream Dressing
Irish Soda Bread
makes 2 small loafs
2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups white flour
½ cup rolled oats, chopped in a processor (Do not use instant oats)
½ cup sugar or sweetener
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
I tsp. anise seeds
½ cup currants
¼ cup molasses
1 stick of chilled butter
1 ½ cups buttermilk
Pre-heat oven 350°F. Combined dry ingredients in a bowl and cut in butter. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix and add currents. Scoop half on a buttered cookie sheets.
This is a fairly wet dough, so you just sort of plop it on the baking sheet.
Kind of like a big drop biscuit. Bake about 30-35 minutes until cooked in the center when inserted with a toothpick.
Chocolate Mousse with Dark Stout
I cup dark chocolate, chopped in small pieces or chips
(you can use any chocolate, I just like dark with the stout)
pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup heavy cream
¼ cup dark stout
In a blender put chocolate, egg, salt and sugar, do NOT blend yet.
In small sauce pan bring milk and stout to just before boiling point, pull of heat. Quickly pour milk over chocolate and blend one minute until is chocolate melted.
Pour into small cups and put in fridge till firm.