Sásta Strawberry Shortcake

It is Mothers Day in the US on Sunday. While I am not one for Hallmark holidays, I do think its nice to remember every now and then how much our mothers do for us and show them that it doesn’t go un-noticed. As one might expect, celebrations in our house growing up always involved food! I remember mums birthday or mothers days toasted with brunches and bubbles! I may be on the opposite side of the world (and mothers day in Ireland was in March!) but I am still thinking about my mum and how much I would like to celebrate with her. Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Mousse

I love making desserts but I tend not to make them very often. I suppose that is how it should be, desserts are a treat. That doesn’t stop me dreaming about them however! I am one of those people who would rather a small taste of something decadent rather than an overflowing plate of sugar (which is often what arrives here in the US!) I first tasted this stunning dessert on our last night at Ballymaloe. Devised by the wonderful Rory O’Connell, who is all about refined simplicity, this dessert reflects that perfectly. The chocolate must be dark, as does the caramel, in order to ensure the flavors pop in a small portion. Since that evening, I have been dying to give it a try and finally I got around to it. Continue reading

Hey There Pumpkin!

I do not know why but I have long held a desire to spend autumn in New England. The colors, flavors and lifestyle portrayed in movies may have had something to do with it! Now that it is coming in to fall, those movies are coming to life all around me. I am finally experiencing the stunning light and vibrancy that seems to have crept up on us all overnight!

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It’s that time of year…. Christmas Mincemeat

I know it may seem a bit early to talk about the “C-word”….Christmas. But if you want to make your own christmas pudding, christmas cake or mincemeat for those divine mince pies, its time to get your skates on.

Today I am sharing my recipe for the best mincemeat I have tried. Its a combination of several recipes I have tried over the years and the flavour is exactly what I like in a minced pie. You can find the recipe for my mince pie pastry here in a few weeks time, I cant make any before Christmas really kicks in now can I?! Continue reading

Donal Skehan’s Yummy Brownies

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Gooey chewy brownies

Just a tiny post but I had to thank Donald Skehan for his yummy brownie recipe!

They went down such a treat and were delicious!

Will defo be a regular bake for me 🙂

If anyone would like the recipe, you can find it on the link below!

http://www.rte.ie/food/2011/0530/superchocolatebrownies.html