Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 1

I’ve spent the last week or so in a dream like state at Ballymaloe Cookery School. As you may already know from my last post, it has been my dream to come here from many years. There were so many moments throughout the week when I was practically pinching myself – is this actually happening?! It’s a bit surreal being in such close proximity to …

Ballymaloe Cookery School – The Dream!

A year ago this week I signed on the dotted line, it was official, I was taking redundancy from my job to allow me to pursue something that I had been daydreaming about for years – the 12 week certificate course at Ballymaloe Cookery School! I was lucky that my redundancy package would cover most of the costs but there was still something holding me …

Buttermilk Pancakes

The day that celebrates one of my favourite things to eat is nearly upon us! If you have been watching my Snapchat you will have seen that I’ve been having a bit of a pancake binge this weekend. Yesterday I made Darina Allen’s pancake recipe from her book Easy Entertaining and today I tried one of my own recipes and they came out really well so …

Malteaser Cupcakes

As I suspected, in the busy run up to Christmas my plan to bake the 12 cupcakes of Christmas hasn’t quite materialised! I hope you will be inspired to bake one of the 3 festive cupcake recipes I have shared with you! This recipe for Malteaser Cupcakes went down a treat when I made them for my colleagues, so much so that one of them …

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin, a veg super popular in the US at this time of year and one that you see being used in dishes on this side of the pond more and more. With Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought this would be an appropriate recipe to share. I have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in the UK the past two years and have really enjoyed it. We all have …

The 12 Cupcakes of Christmas: Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

As many of my friends and colleagues will know I have been planning my 12 cupcakes of Christmas for the past month or so. It will be interesting to see if I actually manage to produce 12 or will it be a far less catchy 7 cupcakes of Christmas that I end up with??!! Stay tuned to find out!! 🙂 I will be sharing my …