Planning your St. Patrick’s Day menu? Below you will find an easy dessert that consists of just four ingredients (more, if you like add-ins like raisins and nuts), and requires no baking. It’s a bit lumpy and bumpy which makes me love it all the more; it’s Irish biscuit cake, a popular favorite in Ireland and the groom’s wedding cake for the royal wedding of Prince William and the lovely Duchess Kate.
Before we dive into the biscuit cake, here are a few ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day feast.
As long as you don’t call anything a car bomb, you’ll be all set.
Back to the biscuit cake, which could not be easier. I used a recipe from Kerrygold, omitting the hazelnuts because I forgot to buy them.
First you’ve got chocolate.
And then there’s golden syrup. I got this in the Irish section at our local grocery store. I am guessing that grocery stores across the US don’t have Irish sections (which makes me even happier to live in Dorchester), so you can also use honey or corn syrup. I’d recommend finding golden syrup though, as it has a lovely, slightly burnt caramel flavor. Someone had to lick the spoon. . .
The final two ingredients are Kerrygold butter and rich tea biscuits. Thankfully, the recipe only used about half the sleeve, which means we have biscuits for tea for the rest of the week.
To make this dessert, you simply need to melt the butter, chocolate, and golden syrup together, either in the microwave or over a double boiler, then fold in broken biscuits. You can also add nuts and raisins, depending on your preferences. It’s that simple.
Once the ingredients are combined, pour into a wax paper lined container, and let cool until completely firm.
Cut into bars, and enjoy this sweet little tea treat.
Are you planning on any St. Patrick’s Day recipes this week?