It’s St. Patrick’s Day and BakeSpace members around the world are toasting in celebration.
The holiday is named after St. Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland and the Irish, who died on March 17th in the year 461. According to legend, he used the shamrock symbol in his sermons. The color green became part of the celebration because it is the color of spring, Ireland and the Shamrock (we’re not sure how the leprechaun got involved).
Several BakeSpace members have shared their their favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Some are traditional Irish favorites, while others such as the Guinness Ice Cream Float, are a bit experimental. But all are sure to get you in the spirit and spread some Irish cheer. So get ready to have a bit o’ fun in the kitchen.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Make Your Own Green Beer Recipe (in less than 30 seconds)
16 ounces golden lager
3-6 drops of green food coloring
Pour beer into a chilled pint-size glass, add food coloring and mix. Repeat and enjoy!
Irish Toast Traditions
Slàinte! (pronounced “slawn-cha”) – This traditional toast is the Irish equivalent of “cheers” and means “good health” in Gaelic.
If you’re wondering what to say when you raise your glass on St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few toasts sure to bring a wee bit o’ luck:
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
“An old Irish recipe for longevity:
Leave the table hungry.
Leave the bed sleepy.
Leave the bar thirsty.”
“May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.”
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