Dublin for a Day [Irish Dinner Party]

If you are on a diet, turn away now.  If you are not on a diet, you will be tomorrow.

Today I am making 3 new dishes for a dinner party on a rainy Thursday evening.  My wife tells me that today’s theme is simply an excuse to get the cast iron dutch oven I’ve always wanted (its shiny, red, and my precious…)

The-pot-to-rule-them-all is host to tonight’s main course, Dublin Coddle.  Which is a stew/hotpot with sausage, bacon, potatoes, onions and carrots.  It is marinating in a 300 degree oven for about 4-5 hours.

Earlier in the day I made Irish Soda Bread (biscuits with caraway seeds and dried cherries in place of raisins).  They are pretty big for biscuits, I made two batches for a grand total of only 12 biscuits.

Dublin Coddle and Irish Soda Bread

For Dessert, we are having Dublin-style apple pie.  Dublin-style is made with honey instead of corn or simple syrup, yum.  Hopefully with fresh whipped cream. (This was the best apple pie! Four-leaf clovers all the way!)

Pictures to come when everything comes out of the oven!

Dublin Apple Pie

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