I discovered a lovely new food blog, Brown Eyed Baker, and absolutely had to make her “Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes” for St. Paddy’s day this year. They are labor intensive, but bake up beautifully and the idea of a spiked cupcake (Guinness in the cupcake, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey ganache in the center, and Bailey’s Irish Cream icing) definitely peaks everyone’s curiosity. I had never had Bailey’s prior to this recipe and came to realize it’s not one of my favorites, therefore I’m not a huge fan of the icing. I do, however, love the cupcakes with the ganache filling and will make these again with a plain icing.
St. Patrick’s day is shaping up nicely for me, Dropkick Murphys are on NPR as I type and Flogging Molly and the Pogues are on constant replay on my Zune. Tonight I’ll raise my glass and say a toast to you all :) For now, I’ll leave you with an Irish proverb that struck me as most appropriate for today’s holiday: A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.