St. Patrick's Day 2018
We may not all be Irish but we're born and bred Chicagoans and Chicago knows how to celebrate St. Paddy's Day! This March 17th, get your daily dose of greens with Iced Shamrock Cookies, Bon-Bons, and Mint Tortes, plus grab a few loaves of Irish Soda Bread to pair with your corned beef and cabbage. And remember: Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!
A St. Patrick's Day Tradition: Irish Soda Bread
Dating back to the mid-19th century, Irish Soda Bread was traditionally baked by farming families to be shared at the main meal. It's uniqueness lies in the use of baking soda as a leavening agent rather than the commonly used yeast cultures. To active the baking soda, soured milk-- usually buttermilk-- is added to the dough.
The result is a dense yet tender dough with a slight tang from the buttermilk and a harder crust on top. Raisins folded into our loaf add little bursts of sweetness throughout the dough. While it tastes great on its own, Irish Soda Bread is delicious when lightly toasted with butter. Pair it with your favorite marmalade or jam (we recommend apricot) or add a bit of bleu cheese for a snack with some bite. If you're feeling adventurous, use it for a corned beef, Swiss cheese, and saurkraut sandwich! Homemade Irish Soda Bread is available at Jarosch Bakery through March 18th!
Lucky Charms: Cookies
Bring the Luck o' the Irish to friends, family, and coworkers with charming St. Paddy's Day cookies! Enjoy a glistening green Iced Shamrock Cookie or festive green and white Sprinkle Cookie. Bestow good luck with a beautifully wrapped St. Pat's Cookie Bag containing six sugar and sprinkle shamrock cookies, not to mention our gift wrapped Leprechaun Cookie. If you're searching for something sweet to share, you'll find a Shamrock Butter Cookie Tray at the end of the Jarosch Bakery dessert rainbow!
Emerald Isle: Green Goodies
Irish eyes will smile when they see gorgeous green goodies from Jarosch! Stop by the bakery on St. Paddy's Day and bring a box of Green Iced Donuts to work. Then after a meal of corned beef and cabbage, enjoy light and fluffy Cream Puffs with Green Whipped Cream. Create a surprising school lunch for your kids with sandwiches made from Green Bread... and don't forget to sneak in a Shamrock Cookie!
Green Bon-Bons are precious St. Pat's pastry packages with a chocolate surprise! Underneath the sweet, bright green melted fondant is a creamy filling of chocolate buttercream sandwiched between tender devil's food cake. These are an ideal individual treat but make sure you have extras because you'll want more than one!
Savor the pairing of chocolate and mint with our Creme de Menthe Mousse Cups! Each edible chocolate cup is filled with airy chocolate mousse and iced with dedicate Creme de Menthe Whipped Cream. These pots of perfection are even garnished with gold glitter and gold coins for a fitting dessert to find at the rainbow's end!
St. Paddy's Day Cupcake 6 Packs are easy to share, ready to go, and wonderfully festive! Each pack comes with six cupcakes-- three yellow and three chocolate -- iced in shades of creamy green buttercream and garnished with sprinkles festive decoration. Grab a few packs for yourself and your wee lads and lasses for a quick after school treat.
Add a bit o' luck to your morning with a Shamrock Coffee Cake. We shape our scratch-made buttery Danish dough into a shamrock, sprinkle sweet streusel over the top, and finish it with green icing. It pairs nicely with a hot cup of morning coffee... save some for dessert and you can pair it with an Irish coffee!
Paddy Magic: Tortes
Going all out for this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations? Bring an extra bit of cheer to the table with a St. Pat's inspired torte that's both festive and delicious!
There's a reason the Bailey's Irish Cream Torte is a March special: it's a customer favorite and the flavors are perfect for St. Paddy's Day! We begin by infusing our scratch-made whipped cream with actual Bailey's Irish Cream then use it as the filling and icing surrounding buttery yellow cake and tender devil's food layers. The torte is then finished with mini chocolate chips on the sides and cherries & Bailey's candies on top.
The classic pairing of mint and chocolate comes to life with the refreshingly sweet and minty Buttercream Mint Torte! Festive green buttercream flavored with mint surrounds two layers of our fluffy devil's food cake. Semi-sweet chocolate chips garnish the sides while lines of fudge and Andes mints adorn the top. A fun treat to serve this St. Paddy's Day!
Add a touch of whimsy to St. Paddy's Day with our St. Patrick's Day Sprinkle Cake. Enjoy a layer of devil's food and a layer of yellow cake with buttercream filling and icing covered with green and white sprinkles. The cake is finished with a bit of festive decor for a dessert everyone will love!