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Yellow Man

Recipe for Yellow Man


1 lb/ 1/2 kg/ 1 1/2 cups golden syrup
8oz/ 250g/ 1 cup brown sugar
1 heaped tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp malt vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda

In a large saucepan slowly melt together all the ingredients except the baking soda. Do not stir. Boil until a drop hardens in cold water (240°F, 190°C on a sugar thermometer). Stir in the baking soda. The toffee will immediately foam up as the vinegar releases the gas from the baking soda. Pour out onto a greased slab or the back of a baking tray and while just cool enough to handle fold the edges towards the centre and pull repeatedly until the whole mass is a pale yellow colour. Allow to cool and harden in a greased tin and break into chunks with a toffee hammer. Enjoy!


Tipsy Beef

Cooking the beef in Guinness makes it very tender. For the recipe click here:

Tipsy Beef


Best way to make Irish Stew.

Irish Stew is best made with lamb not beef.


Mince Pies

Terrific just out of the oven and traditionally eaten in Ireland at Christmas - click here: Mince Pies


A potato by any other name.

Other names for potatoes include ‘spuds' and ‘praties'. If you have any other slang terms for this very Irish vegetable please email me!


Irish coffee.

A brewed coffee containing sugar and Irish whiskey topped off with a dollop of whipped cream. Currently felt to be a bit passe in British restaurants but it sure tastes good on a cold evening!


Donegal for food!

With some of the purest waters in Europe, Donegal offers mouth wateringly fresh salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, lobster, crab, mussels, clams and oysters. The seafood is simply out of this world!


Irish Stew.

A meat stew (usually mutton), which includes potatoes, onions and carrots. I make this quite often and it's best if you let the onions, carrots and meat cook slowly for an hour or more together. Add 'Bisto' or another instant gravy for added flavour to the meat mixture along with a little water. Boil the potatoes in another pan and add all the ingredients together when you're ready to eat.

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