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Don’t let paddy’s day leave you short, Aldi can save you a pot of gold
23 Feb 2017


Want to indulge in a good old Irish tradition this St Patrick’s Day? Aldi has everything you need for a bit of Irish fun.
 
Combining thick cut potatoes, classic beef and cheese flavours with the world’s most iconic stout to create a tasty double act, Burts Hand Cooked Guinness Flavour Crisps (99p) are the perfect pairing for a pint and available for half the price of Waitrose at £1.99*. Enjoy these deliciously crunchy crisps as a light afternoon snack or even an evening nibble to accompany celebratory drinks with friends and family.
 
Bringing together Irish pork along with Guinness Irish Stout, Loughnane’s Guinness Sausages with Leeks (£1.99) blend nature and tradition, to give you a true taste of Ireland on your dinner plate. Suitable for breakfast or dinner, try these delicious sausages in a humble sandwich or cook up a hearty bake or stew, with a cheeky Irish twist.

To accompany your sausages cook your own authentic bread with Irish Bread Mix for just £1.59 and choose from Whole Wheat, Spelt, Linseed, Oats or Seeds.

When it comes to drinks, St Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about hearty pints of stout – Aldi has a selection of other Irish tipples to mix things up a bit. Toast a hearty ‘Sláinte’ with friends with a choice of the below to celebrate the Emerald Isle in all its glory.
               
Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Cream Liqueur (£6.99) has a fantastic blend of fresh Irish cream with the finest distilled Irish whiskey for the perfect after dinner sweet treat, or another luxurious, creamy delight is the Ballycastle Irish Country Cream (£3.75) which can be enjoyed in a cool glass over ice.
 
For something a little crisper, crack open a Magners Original or Pear Cider (£5.25 for 6) the perfect way to start the St Patrick’s Day festivities.
 
If you want to try cooking up a real Irish storm to accompany your delicious drinks, give these traditional Irish meals a go:
 
Irish Cream Banana Special
This elegant and luxurious dessert choice is guaranteed to wow your dinner guests.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
British
Vegetarian

Ingredients
1 small banana
300ml Irish cream liqueur
100ml white rum
100ml semi-skimmed milk
2 tbsp fudge sauce (see below)
4 balls premium vanilla ice cream
Cocoa powder
 
For the fudge sauce
115g unsalted butter
275ml double cream
140g brown sugar
Dash lemon juice

Method
Place 1 small banana into a liquidiser.
Add 300ml Irish cream liqueur, 100ml white rum, 100ml milk, 2 tbsp fudge sauce (see recipe below), and then blitz really well.
Finally place 4 small balls of premium vanilla ice cream into 4 frosted tumblers.
Pour over the cocktail and serve, dusted with cocoa powder.
 
For the fudge sauce
Make the sauce by placing the butter, sugar, and cream together into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Whisk well until you have a thick fudgy sauce.
Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice.


Ballycastle and Dark Chocolate Mousse
Luxuriously indulgent chocolate desserts. Perfect for dinner parties.

Serves: 2 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
British
Vegetarian

Ingredients
100g Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa
1 Large Egg
25g Caster Sugar
30ml Irish Cream Liqueur
30ml Double Cream
Sprigs of mint to serve

Method
Break up the chocolate and put in a ovenproof dish, put the dish over a pan of boiling water and melt the chocolate - allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile separate the yolk from the egg white - put the yolk in a small bowl with the Ballycastle and the cream - whisk well.
Put the egg white in a separate bowl, whisk till the egg white is softly peaked, slowly whisk in the caster sugar till it becomes glossy and thick.
Add the previously prepared egg yolk and Ballycastle mixture to the melted chocolate.
Then fold the egg white mixture in, a spoonful at a time.
Spoon the mixture into two small glasses and refrigerate - decorate with some fresh mint as you serve.
 

Give this Roasted sausage bake an Irish rustic twist by swapping the sausages for Pork Sausages with Guinness Stout Leek.
Roasted Sausage Bake
Succulent sausages with a rustic twist.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Chef's tipServe hot or cold with the sausages and vegetables. Great with our Specially Selected Pork Sausages
British

Ingredients
6 Ultimate British Pork Sausages 
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed  
Butternut Squash, cut into thin wedges or cubes
5g Rosemary
2 tbsp Olive Oil
450g New Potatoes, halved
2 Large Parsnips, peeled and cut into quarters
1tsp Dried Chilli Flakes (optional)
 
Berry Jam:
1 tbsp Oil
1 Onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 Pears, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
2 tbsp Water
150g Blackberries or other seasonal berries
1 tsp Ground Ginger

Method
Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5. In a large roasting pan toss together the sausages, garlic, butternut squash, rosemary, olive oil, new potatoes, parsnips and dried chilli flakes. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the sausages are golden brown and the butternut squash is soft. To make the Berry Jam: heat the oil in a heavy-based pan, add the onion and cook slowly until softened and browned. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring as necessary. Cover the pan and cook, on a reduced heat, for approximately 10 minutes.
 
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*Prices correct on supermarket own website as of 07.02.17
Other products are available at competitor retailers, all products comparisons chosen by Aldi.
 
Irish Bread Mix – £1.59, 360g (70141)
Choose from Whole Wheat, Spelt or Linseed, Oats and Seeds.
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 9th March, while stocks last.
 

Burts Hand Cooked Guinness Flavour Crisps – 99p, 150g (69475)
Choose from Guinness Rich Beef Chilli or Guinness Toasted Cheese
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 9th March, while stocks last.
 

Loughnane’s Guinness Sausages with Leeks – £1.99, 400g (76355)
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This is a Super 6 Fresh Meat & Fish item available in stores from Thursday 16th March, while stocks last.
 

Specially Selected Irish Cream Liqueur (£6.99 – 70cl)
On sale in stores nationwide from 9th March, whilst stocks last                               
This Specially Selected Irish Country Cream has a fantastic blend of fresh Irish cream with the finest distilled Irish whiskey for the perfect after dinner sweet treat. Add to a hot chocolate and top with whipped cream for an extra dose of decadence.

 
Magners Original and Pear Cider (£5.25 – 6 x 500ml)
On sale in stores nationwide from 9th March, whilst stocks last
Cracking open a Magners cider is the perfect way to start the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Available in Original crisp apple and fruity Pear, an ice cold glass of Magners goes perfectly alongside a slow cooked port stew for the ultimate St Patrick’s Day feast.

 
Ballycastle Irish Country Cream (£3.75 – 70cl)
On sale in stores nationwide now
Another luxurious, creamy delight from Aldi, the Ballycastle Irish Country Cream can be enjoyed in a cool glass over ice or even served over a scoop of Gianni’s Soft Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream (£1.19 – 2L tub) for a dessert with a difference.
 
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