St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching. In honor of all my Irish friends and anyone who is an Irish Wannabe on St. Patrick's Day, these Bailey's Irish Cream Pots are the perfect grand finale to any meal. Made with Bailey's Irish cream, espresso coffee and decorated with caramel squiggles and chocolate shavings, they are so delicious!
I found this recipe in Kevin Dundon's cookbook Full On Irish, which you can find very reasonably priced on Amazon if you buy a used copy. You can find the link below.
Bailey's Cream Pots with Caramel Squiggles and Chocolate Curls
Adapted form Full On Irish by Kevin Dundon
1-1/3 cups heavy cream
5 tablespoons Baileys Irish cream
1/4 freshly brewed espresso, cooled
9-oz mascarpone cheese
2-1/2 tablespoons sifted confectioners sugar, plus extra for dusting
Cocoa powder for dusting
Whip the cream in a bowl until soft peaks have formed. Place the Baileys Irish cream in a bowl with the espresso, mascarpone cheese and icing sugar. Beat until well combined, then fold in the cream. Divide between 4, 1-cup ramekins or cups and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
To serve, decorate with chocolate curls and caramel squiggles.
Also adapted from Full On Irish by Kevin Dundon
(Please be careful handling liquid caramel - it can leave a nasty burn if it touches your skin).
1/2 cup bakers or caster sugar (extra fine sugar)
Parchment or Waxed paper
Have a large piece of parchment or waxed paper ready on the kitchen counter.
Place the sugar in a heavy-based pan over low heat and heat gently to dissolve. Bring to a boil and boil until the resulting syrup begins to turn pale brown, gently swirling the pan to ensure even cooking. When the caramel is a rich, golden brown, dip the base of the pan into a sink of cool water to prevent further cooking for a couple of moments.
To make the squiggles, use a clean, small metal spoon, dip the spoon into the warm caramel and drizzle decoratively onto the parchment or waxed paper. Allow to cool and harden before using.
These are best used the day they are made.
All three look sooo yummy! Mmmmm!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Marigene!ReplyDelete
My family loves potatoes, anyway they are made! Thank you for sharing the lovely recipes! Wish you a lovely weekend!
They all sound yummy - especially the potato pancakes. Thanks for sharing the recipes.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the winner!
The potatoes sound delicious. I grew up on plain mashed potatoes that only shone through the meat and gravy they were served with. I believe I could give up a glass of Bailey's for your delicious sounding (and looking) dessert!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for all these recipes. i'm going to print them off and think about our St Patrick's day menu. We always celebrate as my background is Irish. The Luck of the Irish to ye!ReplyDelete
Everything looks incredible!!!ReplyDelete
It is good to see you back. The recipes look delish. Who doesn't like mashed potatoes. Yummy! BonnieReplyDelete
look absolutely yumm!!ReplyDelete
Looks like a delicious way to celebrate St Patrick's Day!ReplyDelete
Congrat's to Marigene on the win!
Oh the Bailey's Irish Cream Pots look so good. Never think of that as Irish. Thanks for giving me a great reason to whip these up. :)ReplyDelete
The Bailey's dessert sounds yummy!ReplyDelete
I just noticed I won your Eggland's Best giveaway...thanks!
These dishes look great! I was thinking about trying something new this St Patrick's Day. Thank you for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Everything looks great, the dessert is beautiful! Congrats to Marigene and thanks for the fun give-away Susan:@)ReplyDelete
I love St. Patrick's Day as I'm half Irish, and I'll be joining Kathleen's special blog crawl. The recipes you showcased are wonderful, Susan. I will have to try the Bird Flanagan Potato Pancake recipe as tey sound really good!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your lucky Eggland's Best winner!
Each dish is prettier than the next. You really outdid yourself on this post. There is something about caramel squiggles that just set up the dessert in such a great way. Happy St Pats!!!ReplyDelete
The dishes are incredible. I love the potatoes.ReplyDelete
My husband loves anything potatoes and now you have given me new ways to prepare them. Thank you. Wishing you a happy St Pat's.ReplyDelete
The potato pancake would be favourite too!
The Bailey's dessert sounds yummy! I noticed that Marigene won. That's wonderful!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Marigene!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan, for introducing me to a new IRISH dish...I will make the Bird Flanagan Potato Pancakes for DH on Tues., his 86th birthday. He'll be thrilled to have a new breakfast treat.
Gorgeous presentation, as always, of the Bailey's Irish Cream Pots! How did you get that beautiful idyllic background??? It looks just like a meadow in Ireland!
Three great ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day! Congratulations to the winner!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the giveaway winner! Thank you for sharing all of these delicious sounding Irish-inspired recipes, too!ReplyDelete
I know I am making at least 2 of these dishes for St-Patrick's Day! Even here in Beirut, there are Irish ( I am meeting one next week!) and they just finished showcasing Irish movies in town for a whole week. Thanks for the round up of recipes and happy St Pat's!ReplyDelete
lovely recipes have a good weekendReplyDelete
Both potato dishes sound delicious, but the pancake one sounds outstanding and has just been put on the St Patrick's Day menu - and our new favorite cheese is an Irish cheddar.ReplyDelete
I've been wanting some irish food inspiration! These are some great recipes!ReplyDelete
Oh Susan, what a delicious array of Irish fare. I'll be making that potato pancake soon! Congrats to your winner.ReplyDelete
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All of these are excellent recipes for St Patrick's Day! I will have to keep in mind the champ the next time I create mashed potatoes. And the Irish potato pancake looks so good!ReplyDelete
Oh my Susan, all the recipes sound heavenly, especially the Irish potato pancake. I want to make that one soon. However, those Bailey's Irish Cream pots sound divine. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Mouthwatering recipes, Susan. I have to try the potato pancake first. That and a salad would be a perfect dinner. Congrats to Marigene for winning your EB Mine giveaway.ReplyDelete
Great recipes... from the 'Champs' to the Bailey's pots!!! Copied and pasted already.ReplyDelete
Congrats to Marigene!!
All of these recipes look soooo delicious! I actually am Irish, so I love coming up with Irish dishes on St. Pat's. The simple addition of scallions sound like a wonderful idea and, were if not after 11:00 p.m., I'd consider making them. I'll be trying them all. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Wow, great round-up...love the all and especially the potato pancakes with the Canadian bacon and cheese.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recipe and hope you have a wonderful week ahead Susan :)
Oh! Congratulations to the winner!
I can't decide if I'd rather have the Irish Cream pots or the mashed potatoes! My mouth is watering for both. Really tempting recipes here...great roundup!ReplyDelete
If your husband loves this dish, my son Marco will love it!hav a good day Susan, hugs from Trieste...ReplyDelete
Perfect recipes for St. Patty's Day. I especially love the Caramel Squiggles.ReplyDelete
Congrats to Marigene! What fun St. Patrick Day recipes. The mashed potatoes looks soooo yummy good.ReplyDelete
Potatoes have always been a staple in my diet. I am so happy that you shared these recipes, especially the Bird Flanagan Irish Potato Pancakes. I am looking forward to making for dinner this week!ReplyDelete
Idaho thanks you for those two delicious and new to me potato dishes Susan. Both look and sound divine!ReplyDelete
Nothing better than Champ. Guess we're all getting on the bandwagon with this dish....I'm going to post a recipe on St. Patricks Day! :)ReplyDelete
I definitely want to try those potato pancakes soon - I love the idea of using Canadian Bacon or ham + the cheese makes it especially appetizing.ReplyDelete
They all look so good! Thanks for the blog crawl shout out too!ReplyDelete
What a feast!! the potato pancakes are my fav!!ReplyDelete