Barm brack described above the fruit studded cake containing charms to predict the future of the finder. Irish champ not unlike colcannon above but without the cabbage or kale.
In her quest for the perfect recipe food writer felicity cloake learns that barmbrack or bairín breac speckled bread as in speckled with fruit in irish is a close relation of the welsh.
Irish halloween traditional food. Fairly quickly irish people applied traditional samhain rituals to potatoes and the result was colcannon which is simply made with potatoes butter milk cabbage or kale and spring onions. Shop bought barmbracks still. From the irish name bairín breac this is a traditional irish halloween cake which essentially a sweet bread with fruit through it as well as some other treats.
Beef and guinness pie a deep hearty pie filled with beef cooking in irish guinness a real classic and perfect for the weather around halloween and samhain. In times past and just as much today an irish halloween is a harvest festival celebrated with a feast for the family. As well as halloween colcannon can often be seen on menus around st patrick s day.