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Kidzworld Kitchen: St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 08, 2017

Lads and Lassies! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and while you may already be thinking of which green duds you’ll be sporting that day, maybe you haven’t thought about how you can bring a little Irish flair to your menu?  

St. Patrick's Day it’s the perfect time to make a special breakfast for the whole family! Green chocolate chip pancakes served with lots of fruit and whipped cream will be a treat for everyone. Next up is a minty shamrock milkshake that’s fast to prepare and so tasty you might want to make them all year round. Lastly, we’ve included a recipe for a traditional Irish beef stew. Full of potatoes and veggies and packed with flavour this thick, hearty soup is a popular meal in Ireland. The recipe is not too complicated but does take about three hours (including prep) so be sure you give yourself enough time.

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Trying new foods and being curious about what they eat in other parts of the world is key to being a great cook and also the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on something you could totally love!

Green Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups of milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 4-5 drops of green food colouring

Instructions:

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and milk
  3. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, a little at a time stirring until smooth
  4. Blend in melted butter, food colouring and chocolate chips
  5. Pour a ¼ cup of batter into a hot greased griddle.
  6. Cook until it starts to bubble on top and then flip over to cook other side
  7. Pancakes should be golden brown
  8. Serve with whipped cream and fruit or warm maple syrup

Serves 4

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Leprechaun Shakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (or non-fat frozen yogurt or soy ice cream)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 drops of green food colouring
  • Whipped cream (for the top)

Instructions:

  1. Use a spoon to mix all the ingredients together in a large glass
  2. Serve with a straw and whipped cream and enjoy!

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Irish Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb of stew beef (cut into small chunks)
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 3 tsp minced garlic (Hint! Minced means very, very finely chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups beef broth (Hint! This can be purchased in the soup aisle of your grocery store)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 peeled and sliced carrots
  • 2 cups of peas (optional)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions:

  1. Put the chunks of beef and flour into a sealed plastic bag and shake until completely coated
  2. Heat up oil in a large soup pot over medium heat
  3. Add the meat and brown (Hint! Meat is browned when there is a crisp brown crust on the outside of the beef, doesn’t have to be cooked through)
  4. Add celery, garlic and onions and stir for 4 minutes
  5. Add the broth, water, tomato paste, salt and bay leaves
  6. Increase the heat to high until it simmers
  7. Then reduce heat, cover with lid and let cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  8. Stir in spices, Worcestershire, potatoes, peas and carrots and continue cooking for another 45 minutes
  9.  At this point, ladle out a cup of broth and whisk together with remaining flour, then re-add the mixture and let simmer for another 10 minutes (Hint! The flour is used to thicken the stew)
  10. Serve with warm biscuits, buns or traditional Irish soda bread and enjoy!

Serves 6-8

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Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy cooking and may the luck of the Irish smile on you!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

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