Any surname with an O'..., you know is Irish. You don't have to guess their family nationality. When I met my husband, I knew he was Irish. (It really wouldn't have mattered his family origins anyways.) Now if he had told me his last name was O'Trouble, I may have waited for a longer courtship.
My nationality is English, French, American Indian, Martian, and etc. I am just kidding about the Martian. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. I am 100% Earthitarian. Earthitarian sounds more intelligent than Earthling.
Since Saint Patrick's Day is next Saturday, I figured I would make some clover shaped cookies. I could not find a clover cookie cutter. I even had a 101 cookie cutter kit and it didn't have a clover. I ended up making one. I made some with currents and green sugar. I was pleasantly surprised how sweet they were even with the Bourbon. These cookies taste great the first day but the next day they taste a little flat.
Bourbon Currant Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour, sifted (plus more for work surface)
1/3 cup bourbon
1/4 cup dried currants
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
- Add 1 egg, flour, bourbon, and the currants.
- Mix until well combined.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out desired shapes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining egg with the heavy cream.
- Brush the cookies with the egg cream wash.
- Space the cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake until pale golden brown about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool on wire rack.
Did you already know......-O'.. means descendent of ...
-A lot of Irish surnames have a coat of arms.
-There are maps to trace your family clan and surname to a specific location in Ireland.
Since we are all Irish on Saint Patrick's Day, I figured we all need Irish names. I guess I'll go by Brianna next Saturday. Here is a site to pick your Irish name. Hopefully, I will remember to answer to the name.