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Treats

Indulgent Hot Chocolate

December 20, 2014

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It’s the time of year for hot drinks and indulgent treats. If I am pushed for time, some Cadburys cocoa powder and hot milk will suffice. But, if I have a little more time to spare hot chocolate, made with real chocolate and a little whiskey is a real treat. Continue Reading…

Treats

Chocolate Brownie Pies

December 13, 2014

Christmas Brownie Pies

I sometimes find it hard to believe that I have been living here in Seattle for over 2 years! I think I have assimilated well. I probably speak more like an American-when I go to the grocery store, I say cart instead of trolley for one! ¬†I celebrate American holidays, and have forgotten all about those countless European bank holidays ūüėȬ†I eat American – now¬†that¬†I know where to find all the¬†great local produce, there is little I miss – with¬†exception of¬†Irish cheese and dairy. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Chocolate Orange Souffle

November 15, 2014

Chocolate Orange Souffle

These gooey chocolate and orange¬†souffl√©s¬†are sinfully delicious. So many chocolate¬†souffl√©s¬†are made with cocoa, but these ones are made with real chocolate, cream and some boozy Cointreau. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Strawberry and Lemon Curd Meringues

May 24, 2014

Strawberry and Lemon Curd Meringues

Last time I was home in Ireland, my Dad made his famous pavlova with strawberries, and I made a lemon meringue pie. When I tasted the two desserts together I realized that strawberries, lemon curd and meringue are an amazingly good flavor combination. So, that is basically what inspired this recipe for zesty lemon curd, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and crispy meringues. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Berry and Vanilla Cream Tart

May 9, 2014

Berry Tart (Stasty.com)
I often revisit and revise recipes I have made before on the blog. This week I went back in time ‚Äď way back to the very start. My first ever post was for a¬†fruit tart¬†and the photos are so blindingly awful that I wanted to erase them the minute I saw them again. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Banana Toffee Pudding Sundae

March 8, 2014

Toffee Pudding Sundae

Sticky toffee pudding is something I’ve become really fond of recently. It‚Äôs a very classic British dessert, that can be steamed or baked. This¬†pudding is made with a basic cake batter and dates. Dates are not something you would normally associate with decadent desserts, but trust me it works. Continue Reading…