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If Irish Eyes are Smiling...They Must Have Made These Recipes! (Blender / Slow Cooker)

If Irish Eyes are Smiling...They Must Have Made These Recipes! (Blender / Slow Cooker)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even if you're not Irish, you can still celebrate with some wonderful Irish recipes such as: Irish Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Sensational Slow Cooker Gourmet), Irish Freckle Bread (250 Best Bread Machine Recipes), Irish Coffee Smoothie (400 Blender Cocktails).

We are thrilled to offer you a couple of 'warm-me-up, let's rejoice it's finally Spring' recipes to help you celebrate St. Paddy's Day (no messy green food coloring required!):


Irish Cream Coffee

1⁄4 cup cold brewed espresso coffee 50 mL

1⁄4 cup chocolate ice cream 50 mL

3oz Irish cream liqueur 75 mL

1. In blender, on high speed, blend coffee, ice cream and Irish cream liqueur until smooth.

2. Pour into an old-fashioned glass or a coffee cup.

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Andrew Chase, Alison Kent, Nicole Young


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Irish Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

1⁄4 cup tapioca pearls 50 mL

21⁄2 cups milk, divided 625 mL

6oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces 175 g

2 eggs

1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 125 mL

1⁄4 cup Irish cream liqueur 50 mL

1⁄2 tsp vanilla 2 mL

Boiling water

Whipped cream

• Works in a large (minimum 5-quart) oval slow cooker

• Lightly greased 6-cup (1.5 L) baking dish

1. In a bowl, combine tapioca pearls with water to cover. Stir well and set aside for 20 minutes. Drain, discarding liquid.Transfer to prepared dish.

2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat 1 cup (250 mL) of the milk over low heat just until simmering. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Pour into prepared dish and stir to combine.

3. In a blender, combine eggs, sugar, the remaining milk, liqueur and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared dish and stir well. Cover with foil and secure with string.

4. Place dish in slow cooker stoneware and pour in enough boiling water to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up the sides of the dish. Cover and cook on High for 21⁄2 to 3 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean. Stir well.

5. Serve warm or cover and chill overnight. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

TIP: Don’t confuse the tapioca pearls called for in this recipe with instant tapioca, which is often sold under the Minute brand. Instant tapioca has been thoroughly precooked and would become unpleasantly mushy if soaked then cooked for a prolonged period of time.

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Judith Finlayson


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Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all!

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing