Guinness Bread Recipe

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Guinness Bread

I have a new St. Patrick’s Day recipe to share with you today!

This Guinness Bread is the perfect way to start your festivities this year.

Guinness Bread ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Rolled Oats
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup melted Butter
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Vinegar
12 oz Guinness

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425.

Grease a loaf pan.

Combine milk and vinegar and set aside for 10 minutes.

Guinness Bread process

Mix together 3/4 cup of oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, milk mixture and Guinness.

Guinness Bread process et

Add dry mixture into the liquid mixture, and stir until blended.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Sprinkle top with remaining oats.

Bake 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 400 and bake for additional 20 minutes.

Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Guinness Bread Recipe

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Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

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green velvet cupcake recipe

If you are looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day recipe, try these Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting!

Green Velvet Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
(Yield 12 cupcakes)

Cupcakes:
1 1/4 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg
1/2 cup Oil
1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Vinegar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Green Food Coloring

Frosting:
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
4 tbsp softened Butter
3 cups Powdered Sugar
3 tbsp Baileys

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

Beat egg and then add remaining wet ingredients and whisk until blended.

Green velvet process
In a separate bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.

Add wet ingredients to the dry stir until combined.

green velvet cupcakes process

Now add food coloring until you reach the desired color.

Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full.

Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool on wire rack.

green velvet cupcakes

Cream together cream cheese, butter and Baileys.

Gradually add in powdered sugar and whip until desired consistency is reached.

bailey's frosting

Transfer to zippered bag or piping bag and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Bailey's green velvet cupcakes

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Knorr Creamy Bruschetta Chicken

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Dinnertime has always been a very important part of the day at my house.

Unfortunately as my family has grown older, getting everyone together for a family dinner has proven to be quite challenging.

We all try very hard to find at least 30 minutes a day to share a meal together.

Since that means I have to make the most of my time, our family time starts from the beginning of the meal. Everyone tries to lend a hand in preparing the meal that way we can use every moment we have to talk and share our lives with one another.

I find that it does help sometimes to keep ready made meal ideas on hand, and Knorr Sides are perfect for just this kind of thing.

I want to share with you one of my new favorite recipe discoveries, combining Knorr Creamy Chicken Rice with chicken, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella for a delicious Creamy Bruschetta Chicken main dish.

I am a huge pasta lover and we usually end up having some sort of pasta every week.

It’s a big hit at my house!

When I saw this recipe I knew right away it was the perfect fit for my family, and I love how quick and easy it is to make.

The best part of dinnertime for me is the time I get to spend sitting around the table with the people in my life that matter the most.

No matter how busy our lives have become, we always try to make time for family dinner because it is a great time to reconnect once again.

Since Knorr Sides take very little prep time, I can have dinner ready to go in under 30 minutes meaning more time for my family!

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This recipe came courtesy of Knorr Sides, but they are much more than just a side dish!

They’re actually great cooking partners to create flavorful dishes my family will love.

Plus, I can find all of my favorite Knorr Sides at Meijer with special deals that save me time and money.

Now, instead of worrying about what to make for dinner, I can get excited about all the great Knorr meals just waiting to be discovered at Meijer.

Meijer is having their popular Buy 10 Get the 11th Free Sale beginning today and the Knorr Sides are included in the sale! It’s the perfect time to pick up a couple of packages of recipe inspiration and try a new meal or two this week.

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Homemade Candy Dots Recipe

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Homemade Candy Dots



I don’t know about you, but candy dots on paper have the power to instantly transport me back to my childhood every time.

What is it about these sugary dots the you would peel off a strip of paper that kids love?

It is one of those things that I was eager to share with my own kids and they loved them just as much as I did.  Now you can make them yourself at home with just a few simple ingredients.

How do you make DIY Dot Candy at home?  It is simple, start by printing off this paper template that will hold the candy dots.

Candy Dot Ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS
1 Pasteurized Egg White or 1 tbsp Meringue Powder
2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
1-2 Drops Orange Essential Oil (optional)
Food Coloring
Printable Paper Template

Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: I only recommend Young Living essential oils for food.  Other essential oils are usually perfume grade and not safe for consumption.

DIRECTIONS

If you are using meringue powder, use 1 tbsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp water in place of egg white.

Whisk egg white until frothy.

Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and peaks form.

Add vanilla flavoring or Orange essential oil if desired.

Candy Dots process

Divide equally into as many bowls as you want to color.

Add one drop of color at a time to each bowl to achieve desire color.

Beat until color is uniform.

Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.

Candy Dots

 

Print template and place under each paper you will be piping onto as you do it.

Clip a very small tip off of one corner of each bag and pipe dots onto unprinted sheets.

Allow to set for 2 hours before cutting strips apart.

Candy Dots Recipe




Candy Dots
Author: 
Recipe type: Candy
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pasteurized Egg White or 1 tbsp Meringue Powder
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. If you are using meringue powder, use 1 tbsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp water in place of egg white.
  2. Whisk egg white until frothy.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and peaks form.
  4. Add vanilla flavoring if desired.
  5. Divide equally into as many bowls as you want to color.
  6. Add one drop of color at a time to each bowl to achieve desire color.
  7. Beat until color is uniform.
  8. Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.
  9. Print template and place under each paper you will be piping onto as you do it.
  10. Clip a very small tip off of one corner of each bag and pipe dots onto unprinted sheets.
  11. Allow to set for 2 hours before cutting strips apart.

 

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Irish Soda Bread

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Irish Soda Bread FB



I hope that you are enjoying all of the St. Patrick’s Day recipes that I am sharing here.

If you are planning a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal, you will want to include this Irish Soda Bread recipe.

Irish Soda Bread Ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS
4 cup Flour
4 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup softened Butter
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
1 Egg

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375.

Grease a baking sheet.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Irish Soda Bread Process

Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Flour work surface.

Turn out dough and knead briefly.

Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.

Whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk.

Irish Soda Bread Process 1

Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture.

Cut an X in the top of the loaf.

Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.

Irish Soda Bread



Irish Soda Bread
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Ingredients
  • 4 cup Flour
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup softened Butter
  • ¼ cup melted Butter
  • 1¼ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add ½ cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Flour work surface.
  6. Turn out dough and knead briefly.
  7. Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.
  8. Whisk together ¼ cup melted butter with ¼ cup buttermilk.
  9. Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture.
  10. Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
  11. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  12. Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.

More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:

Shamrock Shakes

Guinness Cupcakes w/ Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting

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Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting

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Guinness Cupcakes Recipe



St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and one of my Irish family’s favorite holidays!

We always love to make Homemade Shamrock Shakes and our traditional corned beef and potatoes dinner.

These Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting are a delicious treat to add to your festivities.

baileys cupcakes

 

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes:
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
6 oz Guinness
1/4 cup melted Butter
1/2 tbsp Vanilla
1 Eggs
1/4 cup Sour Cream

Frosting:
1/4 cup Butter
2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.

Whisk together cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.

Baileys cupcakes process

In another bowl, combine the Guinness, melted butter and vanilla.

Beat in eggs and sour cream until combined and smooth.

Baileys cupcakes process1

Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

Line muffin pan with paper liners.

Fill each about 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Baileys Frosting

Cream butter until fluffy.

Slowly add powdered sugar.

Add Bailey’s until right consistency is achieved.

Transfer to piping bag and frost cupcakes.

Dust with a little cocoa powder if desired.

Guinness Cupcakes



Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Buttercream Frosting
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 6 oz Guinness
  • ¼ cup melted Butter
  • ½ tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • Frosting:
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the Guinness, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. Beat in eggs and sour cream until combined and smooth.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  6. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  7. Fill each about ¾ full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  10. Cream butter until fluffy.
  11. Slowly add powdered sugar.
  12. Add Bailey's until right consistency is achieved.
  13. Transfer to piping bag and frost cupcakes.
  14. Dust with a little cocoa powder if desired.

 

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