Happy International Stout Day! Hope you have a few nice stouts lined up for tonight. My husband is a stout fanatic so we have more stout in the house than anyone probably needs, and there’s a bottle of Barrel Aged Leann Folláin from O’Hara’s ready for us to fight over. I’ve wanted to cook with… Continue reading International Stout Day – Chocolate Stout Truffles
This week was pastry week on the Great British Bake Off. Pastry is one of my favourite things to make so I always look forward to pastry week. And of course it’s always good to have something to eat while watching GBBO, so I decided to make a tart. I thought that I’d mastered sweet… Continue reading Caramel, Chocolate and Macadamia Tart
I’m a sucker for a bargain, but I don’t often buy things that I don’t need. That changed this week. When you find out that Supervalu is selling 2kgs of cherries for €5 what are you supposed to do? Ignore this information on the basis that you don’t even know what cherries taste like? Of… Continue reading Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream – Yes, really!
I never need an excuse to make something delicious, but the Euros have just finished and tomorrow is Bastille Day, so that means just one thing: French food! I’ve already posted my recipe for a gooey Croque Monsieur, but the French excel at desserts and choux pastry is a classic. I have a bit of… Continue reading Salted Caramel Profiteroles
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, one of them. Christmas is obviously the most wonderful time of the year, but it has competition. Yep, it’s Eurovision time. Some people say that Eurovision is tacky and cheesy and that the songs are terrible. They’re right, of course, and that’s exactly what I love… Continue reading Eurovision and Pistachio Gelato