Bread

Dubliner and Chive Soda Bread

March 9, 2015

Dubliner and Chive Soda Bread

As St. Patrick ’s Day is coming up I thought I would share a traditional Irish soda bread recipe. For me, soda bread is one of Ireland’s best recipes. For one, it is probably the easiest bread you will ever make. You don’t need any special flour, there is no yeast or proving involved, it takes minutes to make and less than an hour to cook. Continue Reading…

Cake

Lemon Polenta Cake

March 3, 2015

Lemon Polenta Cake

Spring is officially eighteen days away, but it seems to have arrived early in Seattle this year. I have been busy trying to banish all the weeds from our garden (by hand!), and have started to get the raised beds ready for planting. Our little garden is a lot of work, but I love every moment of it.  After all that time battling moss and weeds,  it’s always rewarding to have a hot cup of tea and a slice of cake. Continue Reading…

Cocktail

Cara Cara Sparkler

February 13, 2015

Cara Cara Sparkler

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but I will never say no to a delicious cocktail or something chocolaty to acknowledge the occasion. February is kind of a non-eventful month, so it is nice to have an excuse to indulge. Continue Reading…

Cake

Present Cakes

February 6, 2015

Present Cakes stasty.com

February rolls around once again, and marks my four year blogiversary.  Every year I like to celebrate the fact that Stasty.com is still alive and cooking ;) with a special cake to mark the occasion. Continue Reading…

Treats

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

February 2, 2015

Chocolate Biscuit Cake stasty.comChocolate biscuit cake is a popular home-made cookie bar in Ireland. It’s similar to rocky road, and the ingredients are very much to taste. Chocolate biscuit cake is so popular in Ireland that people often choose it as their wedding cake, with tiers of chocolate biscuit cake covered with white fondant icing.

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