So both is what we’re doing. 🙂
I made four Irish-themed pies and invited a bunch of friends over to help me eat them. I stretched the definition of pie a little bit to include pasties (which are basically hand pies) and mini tarts. Truth be told, there’s only one truly conventional pie in the bunch, but all four are thoroughly delicious. I’ve included recipe links below if you want to whip up some Irish pi day magic of your own. Éire go Brách!
Look familiar? These are the Panther’s Pasties from our very first menu!
These tartlets my new variation on Mrs. Cratchit’s Duchess Potatoes from our Christmas Carol menu. The instructions are pretty simple:
1. Bake some puff pastry cups. While they bake, prepare the mashed potatoes as listed in the original duchess potato recipe.
2. Add 3/4 cup finely chopped leeks and 1 tbsp fresh parsley (also finely chopped) to the potato mix before piping.
3. Lightly grease a foil-lined baking sheet. Pipe the potato mix into 1″ wide swirls onto the baking sheet (about twice the size of a Hershey kiss).
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400° or until the tops begin to lightly brown.
5. Top the pastry cups with the duchess potatoes, and you’re done!
Bake your favorite oatmeal cookies and allow them to cool (I was baking for a crowd, so to save time I used the same cookie mix from our Super Bowl recipe). Mix the creme filling from this recipe and stir 1 1/2 tbsp Baileys into the mix. Add a generous dollop of creme filling to the center of half your cookies, then place the remaining cookies on top.
A St. Patrick’s Day classic! You can find the recipe here.