Bake My Style

Blackberry Bun Cakes

The idea for this recipe came to me one afternoon at Ballymaloe. I was wearing my black velvet and gold sequinned cardigan and before I knew it I was jotting down some notes and sketches inspired by this combination. If you are lucky you might have some blackberries growing on the bushes near where you live! Blackberry Bun Cakes Makes 12 100g unsalted butter, softened …

Wild Atlantic Roadtrip

I’ll be honest, our decision to holiday in Ireland was one primarily taken out of necessity rather than anything else – my out of date passport meant that an Irish staycation was our only option! We decided to take in as much of the western coastline as possible and go on a Wild Atlantic roadtrip. Considering how little planning went into the holiday it worked …

Ballymaloe Cookery School – week 6

The half way point of my Ballymaloe cookery school adventure has arrived! It’s funny how in work I would be counting down the days until Friday where as now the time is going too quickly and I’m sad when Friday arrives as it means another week in foodie paradise has come to an end. If you have been following on snapchat and Instagram you may …

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 5

Week 5 at Ballymaloe Cookery School started a little differently than usual as we were off on the Monday to recover from all of the fun of Lit Fest – more on that in a separate post! After a stroll around the farm I finally got an opportunity to check out the shell house. Oh my goodness, it was so beautiful! As the name suggests, the …

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 4

It’s fair to say that week 4 at Ballymaloe Cookery School was particularly full on in what is already a fairly intense experience! Some highlights include the  irresistible breakfast demo on Monday afternoon – I think most of the students like myself rushed out to buy some fresh eggs in the Ballymaloe School shop after watching that one! It’s wonderful to see the changes that have …

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 3

Overall it was another great week at Ballymaloe Cookery School! I can’t believe that week 3 is finished, I know I say this each week but the time really is flying! If you have been following me on snapchat you will already know that the week started off on a high with a shift in the Ballymaloe House kitchen. The team there were so lovely and welcoming and …