About Margaret M. Johnson

Margaret M. Johnson

Margaret Johnson is an Irish-American journalist and cookbook author. She has written about Irish food and drink for Cooking Light, as well as Dublin’s Food and Wine and Irish Echo, among other publications. She has also served as travel editor for House magazine. Johnson is the author of Flavors of Ireland, Tea & Crumpets, and The Irish Heritage Cookbook. @flavorsofirelan

Molten chocolate cake, a wedge cut from it, with chocolate oozing; whipped cream on top, on a plate

Molten Chocolate Cake

This french molten chocolate cake flows seductive when cut into with a fork. A cinch to make, this molten chocolate cake is an elegant, impressive dessert.

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A white cake stand with four spirals of pumpernickel bread, salmon mousse, and smoked salmon

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

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Two English crumpets, one with butter and jam, one with butter and marmalade, on a plate, with a cup of tea nearby

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter and jam. How every British. We’ve never felt more English than the moment we made these.

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A blue and white tea cup filled with yellow pumpkin-cider soup

Pumpkin-Cider Soup

This pumpkin soup gets a boost from apples and a bite from a cupful of Irish cider. The soup, with its intense pumpkin flavor, makes for great fall fare.

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Copper pot filled with four pears poached in mead and cinnamon, a bottle, and platter of cheese

Pears Poached in Mead

Meaty pears are sweeter when poached in mead infused with cinnamon and orange zest. The perfect accompaniment: mascarpone and a good stinky blue cheese.

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Bowl of apple cobbler made with brown bread, topped with vanilla ice cream, pitcher of cream on a platter

Brown Bread Apple Cobbler

This apple cobbler substitutes brown soda bread crumbs for the usual oatmeal topping and offers a snappy sauce: a whiskey-flavored creme anglaise.

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