Gourmet Club Report: Irish Dessert and Drinks

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.

Bailey’s Cake

 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.

Dirty Irishman

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.

Nutty Irishman

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

Whipped 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!

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Categories: Alcohol, Baking, Beverage, Chocolate, Dessert, Gourmet Club, Irish, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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14 Comments on “Gourmet Club Report: Irish Dessert and Drinks”

  1. March 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    This should get me ready with St. Patty’s day coming up, cheers! 🙂


  2. March 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Now I am ready for St. Patrick’s day!!!!


  3. March 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    I don’t drink, but I just bought some Bailey’s to make cupcakes with and I’m going to have quite a bit leftover….I’m eyeing that cake now! You can never have too much cake! 🙂


  4. March 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    And that last statement is why I don’t drink. If I started, it would totally get out of hand, just like my love for sweets. lol


  5. March 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Love the highlight on Irish drinks 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog, I look forward to more posts from you!

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  6. March 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Uhmm, tempted to try the baileys cake …. Looks yummy!


  7. March 15, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Hmmm…. Which recipe do I try first? I’m leaning toward Bailey’s Cake. There is nothing wrong with a little booze in your cake! Thanks for sharing all these great recipes.


  8. March 16, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Oh those Irish Car Bombs.. that takes me back to the days of my youth lol… and a mug of irish coffee


  9. April 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    The Bailey’s Cake sounds delicious…I just added it to my pinterest page. Thanks!


  10. Gourmet King
    April 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi. Great blog you have here! Have added your blog and love the way you present it! I am amateur blogger and am learning and may borrow from your great stylist posts.


  11. April 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Mmm, mmm, mmm, those are some tasty looking drinks 😉


  12. April 16, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Bailey’s cake seems awesome!


  13. Joe McTigue
    March 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    I thought you might like to try this…
    I’ve always made my irish coffees with the following recipe:
    1/2 shot of Baileys Irish Cream
    1/2 shot of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
    1/2 shot of Kallua Coffee Liquer
    fill the rest of mug with your favorite hot coffee
    then add a topping of whipped Cream and sprinkle with pinch of cinamon.



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