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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30 Aug

Jellybean Rainbow Cake

This cake looks like it was lifted straight from Willy Wonka’s factory, however it is incredibly easy to make. You don’t need to be an experienced baker, all you need is patience. If you’ve come across this because I’ve shared it before the Irish Constitutional Referendum tomorrow. Remember it’s the white page for the Marriage Referendum. I’ll be voting YES or TÁ by placing a nice clear “X” in the box – not a tick as this might not be counted.

I’ve kept my mouth closed about the campaigning and posters for the most part (imagine that). I believe in equality for all families in all their wonderful shapes and sizes – ours doesn’t conform to the “norm” and certain posters have been quite insulting. I’ll be making my vote count tomorrow. I hope that you will choose to vote too.

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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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17 Aug

Lemon Yoghurt Cupcake

All cupcakes are not created equally. More of a lemon pound-cake texture than a light cupcake the tangy lemon curd cuts through the lemon yoghurt cupcake and my simple frosting adds a sweet finish

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13 Aug

Fatless Swiss Roll

Basically a fatless sponge, this swiss roll is made by rolling warm sponge around fresh jam. The key is in how you roll it.

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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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31 Jul

Custard Tart

Simple, quick mini custard tarts ideal for lunchboxes, afternoon tea or just a plain treat.

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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

12 Jul

Polenta Crisp

Gluten-free, sweet and crunchy crisp, this biscuit is perfect for matching with a light fool, jam or on its own.

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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

03 Jul

Chocolate Orange Cake

When I’m stressed I cook but baking in particular calms me. You have to use perfectly controlled quantities, methods and timings to get the best results. This is a moist, simple chocolate orange cake to calm the nerves. Read More

27 Jun

Protein Bites

I have a range of eaters in this house. From the “dustbin” who will hoover up everything in their path and who will try any new flavour at least once, to the “bird” who will eat small amounts of power foods and what they can hold in their hand.

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