a recipe borrowed

March 16, 2012

Somewhere along the line my fun-filled Friday nights turned domestic.  I love staying in more than I do going out! Tonight I had things to get done in the kitchen since we have some friends coming over tomorrow night for a St. Patty’s Day dinner party.  It will be my first attempt at a traditional Irish ‘Boiled Dinner’ and while I still have some details to figure out, I got the big stuff {grocery shop & kitchen prep} done! I even threw baking a cake into the plans…I had to. Dessert wasn’t really on my radar until this morning when I was reading one of my favorite blogs, 101 Cookbooks, & saw this recipe for a chocolate bundt cake made with stout.  I knew immediately that I would bake that bundt. And I did!  Luckily we had plenty of Guinness on hand so that’s what I used.  It calls for other delicious things like maple syrup, cocoa powder, eggs {from our sweet hennies}, and whole fat yogurt. Here’s a peek at my evening & the cake as baked:

Chocolate Bundt cake making

Cocoa, Maple syrup, simmering stout

Fresh eggs, cocoa & stout mixture

Batter-filled bundt pan & Anthropologie kitchen timer

Chocolate frosting

Chocolate Bundt Cake!

What are your St. Patty’s Day plans?  Do you stay in or go out? Will you be eating a traditional Irish meal?  Will I see you around town wearing all green & looking like you’ve had too many pints already…at 10 o’clock in the morning?!

3 Responses to “a recipe borrowed”

  1. Eva Says:

    YUMMMMMMMMMY!!!! that looks deeeelish! I am so lazy and didnt do anything for St. Patty’s day… I refuse to wear green on purpose, but something in the green family might find its way onto my person, we shall see! Looks amazing!

  2. That looks sooooo delicious. Especially since it’s raining where we are…perfect with a cup of tea or some coffee…sigh

    Minted Magazine


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