Riot Rye, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

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Sticky Toffee Cake

To me, there is something so beautiful about a plain loaf cake wrapped in parchment paper. I don’t know whether it is the rectangular shape of the cake, or the contrast between the two textures or what, but I could spend (and have spent!) hours look at photos of them on Instagram and never tire…

Perfect Picnics

Oh god do I love a picnic! Ah you know I do. What could be better than packing up a wicker basket, filling up a flask of tea and grabbing a stripey blanket and heading out the door? If you need inspiration planning a picnic, check out my top tips here! While I have a…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Our long weekend away in Lahinch has finally arrived πŸ™‚ We are so excited and I need to get packing and get the apartment tidied up a little bit before we go but I wanted to share a look at a Carrot Cake I made during the week. A lady I work…

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe.

Fruit pies are something I think most people my age associate with their mothers. Nearly every 90s baby I know, remembers being offered a sugary piece of cooking apple from their mother’s baking bowl, and to this day resisting eating a piece from my own baking bowl is a challenge for me! A standard Shortcrust…

Orange Curd Recipe.

  Happy Monday Everyone! This is our last week before our clocks spring forward and I for one can’t wait for even brighter evenings. This weekend was St Patrick’s weekend so we had an extra day off to celebrate and I jumped at the chance to go to Mayo. Sadly, it rained and rained the…

Ginger & Coconut Flapjacks Recipe.

A 4 day week is a beautiful thing. I am so excited for St Patrick’s Day weekend as I’m going home for a few days. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see what I get up to, and more importantly, what I get to eat. I’m still settling into my new job though so…

Basic Sourdough Loaf.

Buzzing through February so fast. I can’t believe my favourite month of the year is nearly over already. Thank the pancakes god that we still have one good day to come before it leaves us! I am still practising my Sourdough though and wanted to share another attempt with you all. This is my second…

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Another Trip Around The Sun: First things first – have you noticed the water marks on our kitchen table? They are all I can see and they drive me crazy. Our apartment came furnished, thank god, and this table is one of the few things that needs a bit of love. Honestly, it is now…

Cheese Dumplings Recipe

Don’t Dump that on me: Oh CHEESY DUMPLINGS in a home-made stew. Simple, wholesome pleasures and the perfect meal for a lazy Saturday. Throughout January I had some time off and used it to just enjoy myself and spent days cooking long, comforting meals at home. Enter Mary Berry’s Spanish Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika…

Valentine’s Day Cake Recipe

Hello everyone! Such a busy few days for me so I’m a little late posting my Valentine themed cake. Big news this week, I started a new job! I’m really happy but as I’m sure you all know, with any new job there is so much to learn and take in. It’s always kind of…

Classic Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Family baking – is there any better kind? The one thing my whole family love is Coffee Cake. This is a simple one but a great one to have up your sleeve. What birthday tea wouldn’t be improved by this? right you need: cake: 220g self raising flour 220g caster sugar 220g unsalted butter 2…