Thursday, March 15, 2012

Custard, Cookies, & Irish Coffee

I hope everyone had a chance to take part in

Kathleen's Annual St. Patrick's Day

Blog Crawl

You'll find my party post here.


Designs by Gollum

Foodie Friday

to share the recipes from my party.

Baked Egg Custard

Beat 4 eggs in the blender until light. Add a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and blend well. Add 1 cup of whipping cream. Mix well. Pour into baking dish or individual cups. Place baking dishes in a pan of hot water. Bake @ 300 until shimmering, about 1 hour.

Top with whipped cream and fresh berries or other topping of your choice.

Crumiri Cornmeal Cookies

Crumiri Cornmeal Cookies are originally an Italian cookie, but they are a wonderful little treat to serve along with rich custard. These gems aren't very sweet and the added crunch with the cornmeal gives them a nice texture along side the smooth custard. I sprinkled green sugar on top of each little crumiri button to add to celebrate the green.

You can find a copy of the recipe I used here. I didn't have a good piping bag, so I opted to roll the dough into small balls and top with the green sugar.

Irish coffee is 

a favorite treat here.

Simply add a jigger of Irish whisky

to a cup of your favorite dark, rich coffee.

Then top it off with sweet whipped cream.

Wishing each of you a

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Michael Lee for Foodie Friday


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. "Happy St Patrick's Day to you Sweet Sarah"!!! LOVE your Irish Goodies! I REALLY am mesmerized by the ceramic cupcake! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT! Did you really put it in the oven???
    Have a wonderful evening,
    Big Hugs,

  2. Hi Sarah! So many yummy treats here for an Irish party! The baked Egg Custard sounds wonderful. Well, actually, everything sounds wonderful! :) Lovely presentation too!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  3. The custard - mmmm it wounds so good!

  4. Hi Sarah,
    All the Irish yummies are making me hungry. What a lovely display.


  5. Love baked egg custard, too. The biscuits are fab!
    Happy St Patrick's Day!

  6. Happy St Patrick's Day, Sarah! Looks like you had fun with food! What a fun party lady you are!

  7. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!

  8. The custard sounds heavenly and I have copied it. Do you butter the baking dish? I know how eggs can stick. Thank you so much and Happy St. Paddy's Day!


  9. I love all your cute St. Patrick's day sweets and pretty things! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sarah (The OTHER Sarah :)

  10. My dear Sarah, happy St. Patty's Day for you and yours!! I'm drooling over all you St. Pat's sweets and how adorable and pretty they are, goodness! Receive lots of Irish luck, now.

  11. HMM! I think Bailey's Irish Cream in the coffee tonight would give us a GOOD KICK for our own St. Patrick's Day celebration!!!!! THANK YOU DEAR FOR VISITING TODAY!!!! Anita

  12. How fabulous all the food looks there for St Patricks Day.

    A Happy One to you too
    Carolyn xx

  13. Thanks, Sarah, for sharing all those wonderful photos and recipes for your St. Paddy's Day treats!!

  14. Hi Sarah, that plate is gorgeous with all the goodies on it. Would you believe that we totally forgot yesterday was the 17th? He had a steak and I had leftover tettrazini for dinner. LOL...Maybe tonite we will have reubens. Hope you are having a great weekend. xo

  15. Sarah,
    Everything sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipes too. Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Spring.

  16. Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving a comment! Your table looks fabulous and I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Wishing you a lovely week! Angie xo

  17. Hi lovely lady.
    Sorry I'am not on time !!
    I Love baked egg custard also, looks so yummy too. The biscuits are fab!
    Happy St Patrick's Day! sweet lady.
    I just post my Easter Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  18. Hi Sarah, The Tartan party sounds like fun. I know a lot of bloggers are mad for the plaid and have lots to share. I will post the button on my side bar. This Egg Custard is one of Jim's favorites, I'll have to make this for him. I am a lover of all things Irish Sarah, love all your goodies and vignettes.


  19. Hi Sarah, Its great to connect with you. Thank you for adding my giveaway on your blog. Good luck :-) hugs Anu

  20. What a great St. Pat's post filled with some yummy looking treats!!

    Thanks so much for your visit!!


  21. I hope you had a wonderful St Paddy's weekend. I love all of your Irish recipes and beautiful accessories.

  22. Hi Sarah,
    happy St. patricks day to you, too. With so wonderful goodies it must be a wonderful day.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. Sarah, that custard sounds so easy to make. I may have to try that. Yours looks so pretty. I've never heard of that It. cookie. I'm going to go check out the recipe. I hope you have a wonderful week. laurie

  24. Sarah, thanks for the heads up about the Tartan party on the 1st. I will think of something! Can it be plaid or just Tartan?
    Your sweets look wonderful, glad you found a good use for your little cupcakes bowls. I just got some for Easter! :)

  25. Too much drama at our house for St. Patrick's Day! We didn't even wear green if you can believe it. Everything looks so yummy and I love your little ceramic server. Next year will be greener, I hope!

  26. Wow that's a lot of goodies. I love Irish coffee. It all looks so good!

  27. Yummy! That Irish coffee looks amazing. Hope you had a fabulous St. Patrick's day!

  28. I'm very late to wish you a happy St Patrick's day. It looks like you know how to celebrate it in style!

    Hope you have been well. I am so excited as I have just booked a family trip to Paris for Christmas! I hope you might have some tips to share with me one day, especially since you are such an expert on all things French!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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