Scones and other Desserts

Scones and other Irish traditional desserts are made of very simple ingredients and they belong to the peasants tradition and were passed down from generation to generation; in some families the recipes are secrets.

Some desserts are made for special days such as Saint Patrick's Cake baked in three cornered tins to represent shamrock in honour of Saint Patrick or the very poor Goody, a sort of pudding made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices, eaten on St. John's Eve.

Enjoying a traditional dessert is a delightful experience, a reminder of the wonderful aroma of freshly baked cakes straight out of the oven in an old Irish kitchen.

The most representative Irish desserts are: