Drisheen (Black Pudding)
- 2 cups of blood (sheep, pig, turkey, goose)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup cream of cream
- 1 cup of bread crumbs or oatmeal
- 1/3 tsp of pepper
- pinch of mace
- Sprig of thyme (or tansy)
1. Mix the salt into the blood.
2. Mix the blood with the cream.
3. Mix-in the bread crumbs, pepper, mace and tansy.
4. Pour into greased glass dish and bake at 300 to 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
5. Cool and then put in refridgerator.
6. Drisheen is best served sliced, either fried or grilled, either with bacon, eggs or sausages.
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