Irish Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway

Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway[Photograph: Ellen Silverman]

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and we're planning to celebrate with more than just your typical dyed green cookies or mint ice cream. Think an Irish morning bread with a dense, raisin-flecked whole wheat crumb and a crackly sugar crust. Or wedges of buttery shortbread full of chocolate-covered toffee. Or a moist chocolate cake that includes a good pour of Irish stout. Check out those Irish-inspired ideas and more below.

Scones & Breads

Soda Bread with Dried Cranberries
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Irish Tea Brack (Tea-Soaked Raisin Bread)
Irish Brown Bread
Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway
Irish Morning Bread



Classic Shortbread [Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Caraway Raisin Shortbread
Tweed Cakes (Shortbread with Toffee)
Classic Shortbread

Green Things


Shamrock Shake [Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Grasshopper Squares
Homemade "Shamrock Shakes"

With a Nip


Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Chocolate Irish Cream Pie
Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake
Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes
Guinness, Whiskey, and Baileys Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Filling

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: