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Weekend Recipe – Autumn Beetroot Cake

We have now certainly fully transitioned into autumn. Bare legs have been replaced with opaque tights and light jackets with winter coats. And although some decorations have started to creep into stores and Christmas jumpers can be seen on the racks of clothing shops, let’s ignore the festive tinsel storm for another month and instead savor some autumnal treats and flavors in the next few …

Weekend Recipe: Fig and Honey Frangipane Tartlets

I must admit that it was only relatively recently that I discovered the joy of fresh figs. Naturally I was familiar with them from the classic Jacob’s Figroll, a staple in the biscuit box when I was growing up! But a fresh fig is a very different creature so if you haven’t tried one yet I would certainly encourage that you do so. They are in …

Weekend Recipe – Nutella Brownies

Starting today and continuing every Friday from now on I will share a recipe which will hopefully inspire you to grab your apron and do some weekend baking! I mentioned in a previous post that baking with chocolate can be tricky and this recipe developed out of a brownie baking disaster – every cloud has a silver lining! If you want to be extra popular amongst …

Meringue Kisses – with a twist(er)

  The minute I purchased my Twister heeled shoes – more info here – I knew that I would use them for some baking inspiration! The research began in earnest and for the past month or so I have been under the illusion that the green part of a Twister ice-cream is pear flavored. It seems that I was ill-informed, it’s actually lemon and lime …

Raspberry and Pistachio Eclairs

I have very fond memories of éclairs from my childhood. There was a tea and cake shop called ‘The Cafe’ in town, where Miss Courtney’s Tearooms is now for anyone familiar with Killarney. During the summer holidays I used go there with my Mom and our neighbour Hannah after we had finished our shopping (Thursday was always shopping day!) We would order a stand full of all sorts …