Donal Skehan

Ultimate Banana Bread…

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This recipe comes from my auntie Ann who spent a lot of time in America over the years and has picked up some really great US inspired recipes. This banana bread is deliciously moist and is extremely easy to throw together.

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You can add a little sliced banana on top before it goes into the oven or even stir some chopped nuts or chocolate chips through the batter! The best thing about this banana bread recipe is it is so adaptable. Whatever you add, a thick slice served with a cup of tea is a match made in heaven.

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Appearance on The Today Show…


If you follow me on facebook, twitter or Instagram you probably know I spent St Patrick’s Day in NYC this year and what a way to celebrate all things Irish if you can’t be at home! I was so chuffed to be invited back to the NBC Studios by The Today Show team and couldn’t wait to get back in the kitchen with Kathie Lee and Hoda again.


I was on a couple of years back and it was great craic so at least I knew what I was in for this time around! The folks at The Today Show wanted to see some Irish inspired recipes so I shared my Howth Seafood Chowder and my Chocolate Guinness Cake in cupcake form.

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My Favourite St Patrick’s Day Recipes…

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It’s the last day of my Big St Patrick’s Day Collaboration! It all started back before Christmas when as a proud Irish man, I wanted to use my youtube channel to promote Ireland and all of the fantastic food heritage that we have here. That’s when I came up with the idea of arranging a youtube collaboration. I sent out an email to some of my favourite youtubers asking would they like to take part and was delighted when they all said yes! We each cooked up our favourite Irish inspired recipe and they are all available in my Paddy’s Day Playlist! Below is a round up of my Paddy’s Day recipes and if you don’t want to miss any of the upcoming videos be sure to click subscribe! Big thank you to all the youtubers for taking part and to all of you for liking, sharing and COOKING all of the recipes! It’s been a blast!

- St Patrick’s Day Recipes -


Potato & Irish Cheddar Rolls feat. The Domestic Geek… }

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{ Chocolate Guinness Cake feat. My Cupcake Addiction… }

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{ Roast Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic feat. Entertaining with Beth… }

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Irish Beef & Guinness Stew…

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Traditional Beef and Guinness stew is a perfect comfort food dish. You can serve this as a stew or take it one step further and use it as the filling for an impressive pie. Do make sure the meat is tender before serving, different cuts of meat will take longer cooking times.

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You can always add potatoes to bulk out teh stew but I love it served with buttery mashed potatoes. It’s no surprise that this Irish dish appears on most pub and traditional Irish menus across Ireland. This recipe is part of my St. Patrick’s Day Collaboration which you can check out here.

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My Traditional Irish Apple Crumble…

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Crumble has to be one of the easiest desserts to prepare and it is extremely easy to adapt, using whatever fruit is in season. You can vary the ingredients for the crumble mix itself, I sometimes use wholemeal flour and nuts, though I’m a complete stickler for using jumbo oats as they really give the dessert a crunchy nutty texture.

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I like to serve this crumble with a big dollop of Irish whipped cream but warm custard is equally delicious! Either way a large bowl of this traditional Irish apple crumble will have you feeling very happy indeed!

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Mocha Meringues with Whiskey Cream…

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If you’re looking for the perfect St Patrick’s Day dessert, the search is over! This batter makes a really chewy, marshmallow meringue, which goes perfectly with the whiskey cream. If you aren’t a coffee fan, drop the espresso powder from the recipe and replace it with more cocoa powder.

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This is a real showstopper of a dessert but really takes minimal time and effort to prepare so you can spend more time enjoying the parade or chatting with your friends and family rather than slaving in the kitchen…That’s my kind of Paddy’s Day dessert!

Continue to the recipe for my Mocha Meringues with Irish Whiskey Cream & Chocolate Sauce… 

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