St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday and I decided to make a feast. It all started with Guinness Cake. Mini Me loves to bake and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. So, after finding this one I decided we needed to make a Guinness Centric meal for St. Patrick’s Day. Then, as luck would have it, kitchen aid mixers went on sale on amazon. I’ve always wanted one and decided it was high time I got one. The deal was just too good to pass up.
Behold in all it’s glory!
I love this mixer so much I want to have it’s babies. Not sure how that would work exactly, but really, I LOVE it.
Mini Me stayed home from school and helped me bake. She is amazing in the kitchen and I really think this is a skill we need to embrace and cultivate so I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more cooking posts coming in the future. (note the pinky finger in the upper left hand corner – such a girly girl!)
The cake was AMAZING! I mean really, it was so good I had two slices and I don’t even like cake all that much. It was super chocolaty, dense, not dry and the Guinness offered just a hint of flavor. The icing was the perfect balance of sweetness without being cloyingly sweet. I have a feeling this cake recipe will be coming out again soon.
The cake is supposed to resemble a pint of Guinness which it kind of does. It would more so if I had been able to photograph it better (I really wanted to style a shoot around the cake and the beer), but a screaming hungry baby and neighbors coming over to eat led me to only get these shots. Not the vision I had, but such is life with a hungry nursing baby.
The meal also included Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Lamb Stew. It was a nice hearty meal without being too filling – perfect for an early Spring evening.
And you know we finished it all with a nice drink.