This delicious St. Patrick's Day dessert lets Bailey's Irish Cream be the star of the show. 

Looking for St Patrick's Day dessert recipe that uses the very best of Irish ingredients and brands and is easy and quick enough to whip up that you don't miss out on any more of the Paddy's Day food and drink or the eating and drinking thereof. 

A soufflé may not be much of a traditional Irish dessert recipe but given that this one is made with Bailey's, we think we're on to a winner. 

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Makes 6 portions

Ingredients

3 egg whites
2 oz sugar
3 egg yolks
2 oz sugar
1¼ cups whipping cream
¼ cup Bailey Irish Cream
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

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Directions

Whisk egg whites and sugar to stiff peaks. 

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl over warm water until they become creamy and attain a light yellow color. 

Whisk the cream to soft peaks. 

Assembly

Add the Baileys to the egg yolks. 

Fold in the egg whites to the yolks. 

Fold in the whipped cream. 

Pour mixture into a mold - a coffee cup or ramequin.  If using a ramequin (like in the picture), wrap it with parchment paper before filling.

Brush the paper with butter and it will stick to the porcelain.

Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours.

To serve, remove the parchment paper and dust with cocoa powder.

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Tip

For a different presentation, remove some soufflé with a small spoon or scoop and pour in some Bailey’s Irish Cream

Master Chef Brendan Cronin – the only Irish chef to attain the prestigious Swiss culinary title of ‘Chef de Cuisine Diplomé’, Swiss Master Chef – takes us on a global journey of gastronomic delight from his childhood on a small dairy farm in the West of Ireland, to cooking in great hotels in Limerick, Dublin and onward to the beckoning and beautiful Swiss Alps, Africa, and The Far East.

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His book “Cheffin' - from potatoes to caviar” is available on Amazon.

* Originally published in 2013.

Wow your guests on St. Patrick’s Day with this spectacular recipe from a top Irish chef.Getty