Mary Ellen Mahan has shared several Irish family recipes but it’s Irish Porter Cake and memories of her grandmother we savor in this episode. Nan Reinert guest co-hosts.
Mary Ellen was always aware of her Irish heritage but never pursued her family’s history until later in adulthood. On her journey of discovery she visited her ancestral home in Ireland. Listen as Mary Ellen talks about her favorite recipes and all of her priceless and comical memories surrounding it.
She said the Irish porter cake is often described as a fruitcake, but it reminded me of a dense, fruit and nut studded sweet bread. Either way you slice it, her family’s love of books and food is a passion Mary Ellen hopes to carry on and share with you.
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