Sorry for that. I had to.
I had been dying to make that Guinness Beef stew from my last post for about a year now! But now I’m left with 3 cans of the Irish gem….
Make a dessert of course. I looked desperately on Pinterest for a Guinness cookie recipe that seemed relatively easy and not very time consuming. There’s millions and per usual I didn’t have all the ingredients, a semi reoccurring theme when I suddenly decide I want to bake.
But really who besides maybe Martha Stewart has everything they need for fabulous creations all the time?!?!
Anyways, I got the gist of what I needed to do and decided to go my own way. Semi-shockingly and with a few mishaps my Guinness cake bites came out delish!
What you need:
- 1/2 cup of cocoa
- 1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- half a can of Guinness
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350. Mix cocoa, flower, sugar and the baking powder and soda in a bowl. In another bowl mix butter, egg, vanilla, and Guinness and mix for about a minute with electric whisk (unless your a ghetto baker and don’t have an electric whisk, throw it n your Nutribullet like I did.) the Nutribullet worked wonderfully, btw. Combine both bowls together and mix. Add mix to pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. You can keep this a cake and add butter-cream frosting (I just used Pillsbury out of the container frosting) or you can cut into bites and melt the frosting a bit in the microwave and pour over bite sized pieces. There you go, an easy tasty little treat for your st. patty’s day festivities.
As for the other St. Patrick’s day tradition I have…Since we were in high school, my friends and I have gone to visit family in Southie (South Boston, if you are unfamiliar with Boston). Here is a little throwback to some of our t St. Patrick’s Day parade shenanigans.