Sorry, there’s no green food or bacon and cabbage at The Glen House today, there is however, great local Irish produce (and stew for tea)! It’s St. Patrick’s Day today and all around this tiny little world millions of people will be celebrating the guy that got rid of all the snakes. That pretty much sums it up in a nut shell, oh, and he marked the arrival of Christianity here too.
Last week the lovely people at Coole Swan sent me a gift box containing all sorts of Coole Swan goodies. Coole Swan was born by blending the finest Single Malt Irish Whiskey with White Belgium Chocolate and Fresh Cream. Coole Swan is 100% natural and is now regarded as the world’s most delicious tasting Irish Cream Liqueur. The guys are based on a real farm in the Boyne Valley; their cows produce the fresh dairy cream and their grain is used for the whiskey.
Along side sample of the gorgeous liqueur were some great little recipe books with ideas for afternoon tea and other scrumptious treats. I’m making some of their Coole Swan Chocolate and Coffee muffins to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
275g Caster Sugar
300g Soft Butter
2 Tablespoons of Coole Swan Ground Coffee
40g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
150ml Coole Swan
100g Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients except the Coole Swan and chocolate chips and combine.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
These are gorgeous little treats, for a very special day. Happy St Patrick’s Day!