St. Patrick's Day is the season for Irish soda loaves - being more
immediate than yeast-leavened breads, they don’t require waiting for
dough to rise, nor any particular baking prowess when it comes time to
shape and bake.
The gooey marshmallow and rich chocolate is contained between layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs to make them more authentic. The only thing missing is a campfire.
Fresh sausages make instant, preseasoned meatballs with no mess; simply squeeze the meat out of its casing directly into the pan. The sausage adds flavour as it simmers, creating a delicious sauce that’s done in about as much time as it takes to cook dry pasta.
When cooked, this squash separates easily into long strands with a fork, resembling spaghetti. It half acts as its own edible bowl to fill with saucy meatballs or chunky sauce, top with cheese and bake, pasta-style.
Have you met muffuletta? It's a stuffed-to-the-brim Italian sandwich that can stay in your fridge for several days; so grab a wedge when you need a little nosh. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.