Category Archives: Baking Day

Christmas Granola in Jar

Christmas Granola

Cinnamon, orange and cranberries all singing of Christmas come together in this delicious crunchy granola recipe from Glenisk.  I made a big tray of it today and sprinkled over yoghurt it makes for a very tasty and satisfying breakfast or

Christmas Granola in Jar

Christmas Granola

Cinnamon, orange and cranberries all singing of Christmas come together in this delicious crunchy granola recipe from Glenisk.  I made a big tray of it today and sprinkled over yoghurt it makes for a very tasty and satisfying breakfast or

Almond and cranberry choc

Bulletproof Chocolate {or heavenly morsels to abate the cravings}

‘I need chocolate.’ Does that just sound sad, pathetic, weak-willed, the cry of the sugar addict? Maybe, and if so I’ve spawned 6 little sugar craving monsters of my own who also wail of their ‘need (for) chocolate.’  But that’s not

Almond and cranberry choc

Bulletproof Chocolate {or heavenly morsels to abate the cravings}

‘I need chocolate.’ Does that just sound sad, pathetic, weak-willed, the cry of the sugar addict? Maybe, and if so I’ve spawned 6 little sugar craving monsters of my own who also wail of their ‘need (for) chocolate.’  But that’s not

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread (well it’s cake really)

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread. Yes, well you are really kidding yourself here if you think you are tucking into a healthy slice of bread.  This is an indulgent cake.  That’s not to say it isn’t healthy but if you

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread (well it’s cake really)

Banana and Peanut Butter Bread. Yes, well you are really kidding yourself here if you think you are tucking into a healthy slice of bread.  This is an indulgent cake.  That’s not to say it isn’t healthy but if you

16th birthday cake

Easter Egg Cake – Fun with sugar paste

Goodall’s gave me some colourful packs of their ‘ready to roll icing’ to play around with and I couldn’t wait to have a go.  I tackled it like the balls of ‘maalla’ we used to play with in primary school.

16th birthday cake

Easter Egg Cake – Fun with sugar paste

Goodall’s gave me some colourful packs of their ‘ready to roll icing’ to play around with and I couldn’t wait to have a go.  I tackled it like the balls of ‘maalla’ we used to play with in primary school.

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase

Zest Lime Choc Cupcake Upclose

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes. Nom…..what could happen when someone sends you a luxurious stash of chocolate.  Actually it’s what did happen to most of the basket of goodies sent to me by Áine chocolate.  But I was good and

Zest Lime Choc Cupcake Upclose

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes

Zesty Lime & Chocolate Cupcakes. Nom…..what could happen when someone sends you a luxurious stash of chocolate.  Actually it’s what did happen to most of the basket of goodies sent to me by Áine chocolate.  But I was good and

Pancakes with Follain Strawberry

Pancakes made easy

There’s an expression I use from time to time something to the effect of ah sure it was so easy it practically cooked itself/made itself/drove itself etc.  In this case it’s a case of ah sure it was so easy

Pancakes with Follain Strawberry

Pancakes made easy

There’s an expression I use from time to time something to the effect of ah sure it was so easy it practically cooked itself/made itself/drove itself etc.  In this case it’s a case of ah sure it was so easy

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

… & keeping it real. As I filtered through the photographs I’d taken of these chocolate oreo cupcakes and weeded out the blurry etc. I considered not using this one with the less than pristine cupcake tray. I did however

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

… & keeping it real. As I filtered through the photographs I’d taken of these chocolate oreo cupcakes and weeded out the blurry etc. I considered not using this one with the less than pristine cupcake tray. I did however

Christmas Dessert Cloudberry Choux Bun

Christmas Dessert – Cloudberry Choux Buns

I love discovering new food products and the innovativeness of Irish producers never ceases to amaze me.  I recently came across some of The Cloudberry Bakery’s produce at one of my favourite shopping haunts – Brown Thomas in Cork city.

Christmas Dessert Cloudberry Choux Bun

Christmas Dessert – Cloudberry Choux Buns

I love discovering new food products and the innovativeness of Irish producers never ceases to amaze me.  I recently came across some of The Cloudberry Bakery’s produce at one of my favourite shopping haunts – Brown Thomas in Cork city.

Lemon Drizzle 3

Lemon Drizzle Cake

So I’ve joined a book-club.  This means that I read one new book a month {at last I am reading again} and once a month I get to go to a friend’s house and be lavished with copious cups of

Lemon Drizzle 3

Lemon Drizzle Cake

So I’ve joined a book-club.  This means that I read one new book a month {at last I am reading again} and once a month I get to go to a friend’s house and be lavished with copious cups of

Brownie Solo

{Wicked} Chocolate Brownies

What does ‘Wicked’ say to you?To me it says bold, it says sinful, it says indulgent, it says chocolate.  On a food-writing course a couple of years ago, the lecturer implored us not to use the word wicked in association

Brownie Solo

{Wicked} Chocolate Brownies

What does ‘Wicked’ say to you?To me it says bold, it says sinful, it says indulgent, it says chocolate.  On a food-writing course a couple of years ago, the lecturer implored us not to use the word wicked in association

close up macaroon on rack_opt

Macaroons

If you were to google the difference between Macaroon and Macaron you may come across a definition where the former is described as’ the ugly little cousin’ of the latter –  ‘the luscious confection’.   Now on the surface the macaron, bedecked

close up macaroon on rack_opt

Macaroons

If you were to google the difference between Macaroon and Macaron you may come across a definition where the former is described as’ the ugly little cousin’ of the latter –  ‘the luscious confection’.   Now on the surface the macaron, bedecked