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I have been saving this tea set for a special post.
I purchased this tea set originally for my Mom. But, Mom if your reading this, the tea set is growing on me and I am not sure I can part with it. It was just an inexpensive set I picked up at TJMaxx but, I really like the white color and the cutouts that remind me of lace and all things cottage. Which is absolutely so perfect for an Irish tea.
I am really more of a coffee drinker. I haven't found a tea that really tasted that good to me and then I tried this tea and I am hooked. Irish Breakfast tea is stronger and very much to my liking. I have sliced a piece of Bailey's Irish Cream Cake here to go with it. And I got out my book about Ireland to have a look. Please go over to lady Katherine's, Marty's and Faded Charm on Wednesday and have a look at all the wonderful posts. Here is the recipe for the cake.
Baileys Irish Cream CakeIngredients:
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup chopped pecans (optional) GLAZE:
2 oz melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together, except the nuts, until well-blended. Then stir in the pecans gradually.
Pour cake mixture into greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan and bake at 325° F for 1 hour or until it tests done.
Heat glaze ingredients until melted. Poke holes in cake with meat fork and brush warm cake with half the glaze mixture.
Cool cake for 15 minutes and then turn out onto rack. When cake has cooled, brush with remaining glaze mixture.
Makes 8 servings.
I would like to thank Colin Bakewell from Recipe-Ideas.co.uk for contributing this Baileys Irish Cream recipe.
I found this and other recipes for St. Patrick's Day at: http://www.fantasy-ireland.com/Baileys-Irish-Cream-recipes.html