The Gourmet Club dinner last week started with the Irish Egg Rolls, continued with Irish Beef Stew and Steak and Guinness Pie and ended with a wonderful dessert. First off, take a look at the picture below. Can you believe that it started with a yellow cake mix? It did. It had the right balance of the chocolate and Baliey’s Irish Cream. Dennis made a dessert that was a great culinary finish to the evening.
Throughout the night we were treated to our choice of a number of Irish themed drinks. In addition to the milk of the Irish (Guinness), we tried the Dirty Irishman, the Nutty Irishman, Irish Coffee and Irish Car Bombs.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 large box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs room temperature
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish cream
1 cup chocolate chips (use regular size semi sweet)
1/2 cup Bailey’s
1/2 cup sugar
Mix all cake ingredients except chocolate chips on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips, preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour bundt pan. Pour in batter and bake for 1 hour. Cool and remove from pan. Mix the Bailey’s and sugar together. Pour glaze on top of cake when completely cool.
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish cream liqueur
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish whiskey
Fill a short glass with ice, and pour in the Irish cream liqueur, and Irish whiskey. Stir and serve.
1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
1 oz cream
Pour ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until completely cold. Strain into a chilled, stemmed or rocks glass filled with ice.
Irish Car Bomb recipe
Irish Car Bomb is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. The ingredients are simple and widely available, and beer lovers will almost certainly enjoy it. If you ask for one of these in an Irish pub you’ll be greeted with either a smile, or a black eye. Enjoy.
3/4 pint Guinness stout
1/2 shot Bailey’s Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey
Add the Bailey’s and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey’s on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don’t drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.
That was from one of three Irish Car Bombs I finished that night! The sweetness of the whisky and Bailey’s give the Guinness a creamy and not bitter taste. Do drink them fast.
Bailey’s Irish Coffee
Fresh brewed coffee
Bailey’s Irish Cream
Pour hot coffee into a coffee mug (or tempered glass). Add Baliey’s until the coffee is a nice caramel color. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!