13 Feb

Warm Meringue With Custard And Berries

Warm meringue? Seriously? She’s off her trolley. It’s meant to be cold with cold, whipped cream? Why on earth would you eat Warm Meringue with Custard and Berries? Read More

07 Feb

Apple Crumble Cake With Cream

Warm or cold, this cake with apple and a dark crumble topping is the kind of food I like to eat at home. Read More

12 Jan

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Raspberries and chocolate together make for a light, fragrant and not too sweet cake. Read More

21 Dec

Low Sugar Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade

Orange and Grapefruit MarmaladeIt is, I think, the 10th of my 12 Days of Christmas blogposts.  Today I made a batch of our low sugar orange and grapefruit marmalade.  It is still sweet but uses far less processed sugars and so theoretically is good for you.

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21 Nov

Clementine Curd Tartlets

As recipes go, this is one that just happened by chance. Having repeated it a few times now I’m happy to share these Clementine Curd Tartlets with you.

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29 Oct

Almond Perry Pudding with Pear & Perry Syrup

Because I’ve not used conventional wheat flour in this recipe it has been difficult to perfect. However the use of Perry (not Pear Cider!) lifts the this almond perry pudding with pear & perry syrup and creates a delicate flavour.

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07 Sep

Sugarfree Tea Cake

This sugarfree tea cake is lower in fat than normal cakes and yet remains moist thanks to the addition of tea. I also have a new competition for my readers!

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28 Aug

Summer Berry Tart

Every now and again I feel like a fresh slice of summer. This is a cheat’s way to create a summer berry tart, anytime of the year.

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10 Aug

Apple Tart

Homemade apple tart (pie if you’re not from Ireland), served with cream is an old reliable family celebration dessert.

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17 Jul

Trifle Cake

Madeira cake soaked in fruit jelly, sandwiched with egg custard, coated in caramel marshmallow and topped with fresh fruit. Meet the Trifle Cake. Read More

10 Jul

Gooseberry Curd

Traditionally ripe and in season in May, the gooseberry is delayed this year due to the bad weather. I got my first punnet last week courtesy of our local farmer’s market. Read More

26 May

Quick Lemonade

It’s sunny. I mean really sunny. In case you haven’t noticed I’ve a bit of an obsession with the weather!

It’s amazing how really good weather affects your mood. The house is looking brighter and it’s so much easier to get through the day when the sun shines. I was walking home with the boys the other day and whatever way the tides were (I can’t see the beach from the house), I could smell the sea and I was transported back to my childhood summers.

Growing up we lived near the sea but not as near as I do now. It was about a 20 min stroll to get the coast and while that was lovely it was the walk back up the hill home was a killer! Every summer for a week or two my Mam would pack up the car, Dad would pack his bag at the last minute, and we would drive to Clogherhead in Louth. It’s not that far away from where I grew up as the crow flies but it was our holiday.

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