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29 March, 2016

Quick Easter Dessert

Quick Easter Dessert
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After our Mrs McGregor’s Pie this Easter, I made a quick dessert – well I had a bit of help! The Sous Chef cut a dark chocolate Easter egg in half with a hot knife. Then we scooped in ice cream (beautiful Lewis Road Creamery icecream), then added a mini chocolate bunny on top. Quick,
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18 March, 2015

St Patricks Day 2015

St Patricks Day 2015
Posted in : Baking, Desserts, Lamb on by : admin

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh! (Irish for: “Happy St Patrick’s Day to you”.) With some Irish in my blood (on both sides of my family!), I decided it would be fun to make some themed food this year – any excuse for food! I had some lamb in the fridge that was perfect for an
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8 January, 2015

French Toast

French Toast
Posted in : Bacon, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit on by : admin

French Toast is one of my favourite brunches, served with bacon, blueberries and mascarpone – yummy! And so easy to make too. French Toast with Bacon, Blueberries and Mascarpone Serves 2 Ciabatta loaf, sliced (or another firm dense bread) 3 Free Range Eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 3/4
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17 December, 2014

Dark Chocolate Pavlova

Dark Chocolate Pavlova
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  Over the next week or so I’ll be documenting our Christmas Food Traditions, and I’m starting today with Pavlova.  A few years ago I discovered the joy of mini pavlovas – they store in an airtight container at room temperature rather than taking up space in the fridge, and each one can have added
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24 April, 2013

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble
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Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits, and with rhubarb it is a perfect match! A while ago, while making a crumble, I made a lot of the crumble topping and froze it in ‘small crumble’  lots: My recipe is: 15o gm white flour 50 gm white sugar 50 gm butter Mix the flour and
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9 January, 2013

Tiramisu

Tiramisu
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I got some new individual dessert bowls for Christmas, perfect for tiramisu. I used my own version of the recipe found in The Silver Spoon book: 2 egg whites 4 egg yolks 150gm icing sugar 400gm mascarpone 200gm trifle sponge cut into fingers 175ml strong coffee approximately 100ml Galliano dark chocolate for grating   First
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31 December, 2012

Christmas Desserts

Christmas Desserts
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We had a quiet Christmas at home, just the two of us.  But that is no reason to not make the usual Christmas desserts! First was the trifle, a traditional sherry trifle – but in my new bowl this year.  The secret to a good trifle is to start it early, so on Sunday afternoon The
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13 April, 2011

Weekend

Weekend
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The weekend started out on Friday – with a Brownie Bakeoff at work.  I’d organised it because I’m sure MY brownie recipe is the best!  But I guess it is all down to personal taste in the end.  I made Strawberries and White Chocolate Brownies. Cream 100gm unsalted butter and 1 1/4 cup sugar until
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