The Best Nectarine Ice-Cream

To me, this ice-cream screams Summer. It is the definition of indulgence on a hot August day which just happen to be in abundance this Summer, to my utter delight. Honestly, hot Summers have been far and few between in Ireland over the past few years. I often find myself diving in front of the […]

Seasonal Rhubarb Crumble with an Organic Madagascan Vanilla and Orange Syrup

Rhubarb. Seasonality at its best. I literally jump at the opportunity to cook with rhubarb once it comes into season. Rhubarb season runs from April to September. There is nothing quite like cooking with seasonal produce. I sometimes question my cooking with ingredients which are not in season. They simply do not possess the depth […]

Valentines Shortbread Jam Hearts

I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day! I welcome any excuse to show someone how much I love them. I am a retailers dream come true. The same goes for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and Easter. I don’t know how or when to stop. My bank balance wishes I would. But life is too […]

Freshly Fried Jam Doughnuts

The first time I had a fresh doughnut was in one of my pastry classes last semester. It was soft, warm, fluffy, sugary and oozed jam when I bit into it. It was awesome. The shop-bought doughnuts don’t even slightly compare. They are way too hard and dry. You haven’t tasted a real doughnut until […]

Vanilla Fudge

I recently invested in a sugar thermometer. I had planned on buying one for a long time, but it is a ridiculously hard thing to find in this crazy city. I finally gave in and ordered one from eBay. It was actually great value and great quality, so I am incredibly happy with my purchase. […]

Heavenly Cannoli Cheesecake

I think it’s the texture of cheesecake that gets me every time. The smooth, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth texture with the crumbly biscuit base goodness. Whenever I go out to a restaurant for a meal, I often see a cheeseboard that is provided for those of you without a sweet tooth (glare!). I personally, would never in my […]