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Photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock) March brings plenty of things to celebrate—more daylight, warming weather, Women’s History Month, Pi Day, apparently college basketball is a thing? For many of us, it’s the month we can again start to imagine weekend getaways and rooftop cocktails. March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—is one of the first true party days of the year. Regardless of the day of the week it falls on, buttering up a hunk of raisin-studded Irish Soda Bread and washing it down with a Guinness at 8 a.m. just seems right. This year, I’d like to encourage you to save the soda bread for second breakfast, because I’ve crafted an audacious recipe that is guaranteed to start you off on the right foot (which you will then slowly place in front of the other). The Guinness Dutch Baby is a fun and visually impressive breakfast that features some wonderfully complementary flavors. If you’re unfamiliar with a regular Dutch Baby (also called a German Pancake, among other things), it’s almost like it’s the descendant of a Yorkshire pudding and a popover, but the Ancestry DNA results came back with a 14% custard match. Trust me: It’s good. The batter is simple and it all goes in a cast iron skillet at once, so unlike your average pancakes, you don’t have to pour one at a time, sullenly flipping while the first ones get cold and clammy. Once the batter hits the high oven heat, the magic begins–or more accurately, erupts. Suddenly, the […]