Irish Baking Books
Despite the constant stereotyping, Irish cooking or baking does NOT consist of adding whiskey to a recipe.
Here are a few Irish books on Irish baking that should prove useful. It seems publishers are afraid to print anything after St. Patrick's Day that has to do with Irish Cooking. So order them while you can.
See also Irish Cooking
|This book makes the statement that yeast bread baking is actually easier than soda bread baking. Soda bread and other `quick breads' with chemical leaveners are more difficult due to variables in environmental conditions. Yeast bread is more forgiving and gives even results. Soda bread is a bit trickier.|
|It is often said that bread is the stuff of life but it
is high time to forget about store bought bread and indulge
in a little home baking! The Best of Irish Breads and Baking
delights in the wonders of home baking by gathering together
the best recipes of both traditional and contemporary
recipes. Breads and Baking covers all aspects of the baking
process, from the very best of breads, bracks, scones,
puddings and preserves to their storage, usage and life
An invaluable delight to both professional and novice alike, the author includes a fascinating history of the Irish breadmaking tradition. Recipes range from old favorites, such as Irish brown soda bread, blackberry jelly, Irish tea-cake and Irish whiskey cake to the more unusual treats such as Ballylickey Yummy Cake and Ballymaloe Walnut Meringue.
A very useful aspect of The Best of Irish Breads and Baking will be the "Festive Fares" section which contains recipes which can be used on many festive occasions like Hallowe'en, Christmas, Easter and Irish style Weddings.
|Irish playwright, novelist, and culinary writer Maura Laverty beckons readers through the door of the traditional Irish kitchen, and into the heart of an Irish family's life. Each of the eleven chapters begins with an engaging anecdote that puts the food into its context--whether it is prepared to celebrate an occasion, to welcome guests, or even to seduce! 200 recipes.|
|Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage:
Many of the more than 300 dishes in this recipe book have been passed down from one generation to the next through the greatest of oral traditions. Each recipe is complemented by tips, tales, historical insights, and common Irish customs. (Webmaster note: This is a great book! Darina has covered Ireland looking for traditional recipes to make sure the don't die out with the older generation.
Webmaster note: She covers the history of Irish food and her Soda Bread recipes and directions are correct and tips very useful. Get this book if you like traditional cooking!)
Irish Country Kitchen
Containing over 250 recipes and 50 full-color photos displaying finished dishes and the countryside in which they remain so popular, this wide-ranging guide to Irish cooking doubles as a pictorial tribute to the Emerald Isle. From the classic Irish breakfast to Guinness stew to Irish flan and Gaelic ice cream, the recipes in this book represent Irish cooking at its most-loved and finest.. Webmaster note: Great book and soda bread recipes are traditionally correct.
|Favourites such as Irish brown bread, soda bread and scones are included along with recipes for fruit breads, cakes, biscuits, puddings, pies and savoury dishes. Many of the recipes in this collection have been made in Irish homes for hundreds of years and the author has included recipes that were made for certain feasts and days such as Boxty, traditionally server on All Saints' Day, or Barm Brack , eaten on 1 February (St Brigid's Day) and on Hallow'een. The last section is for simple 'no flour' bakes and includes savoury and sweet recipes. More tasty recipes from Ireland ".|
|Best of Irish Home Baking
Biddy White Lennon
Haven't reviewed this book yet, but descriptions form the publisher sound like Biddy is worth reading.
See the Irish Cooking Section for more books.