Traditional French Chouquettes Recipe

Traditional French Chouquettes Recipe

What are French chouquettes? They are sweet choux pastry buns sprinkled with pearl sugar.  French chouquettes are a traditional, back home in France. Mind you we don’t go around calling them french chouquettes, they are just plain old chouquettes to us. We eat them while they’re still warm, when we pop in to the boulangeries after school, to choose our... Read More

Hunters Hotel And The Apple Crumble

Hunters Hotel And The Apple Crumble

Hunters Hotel is tucked away in the Wicklow mountains and is worth the visit for the road trip alone.  I first came across Hunters Hotel in the autumn. We had an important and solemn family occasion which called for a place we could gather for lunch and be together in a comfortable space. The Hunter/Gelletlie family have been running the... Read More

Carrots With Miso Butter And Tarragon

Carrots With Miso Butter And Tarragon

I’m not sure why but I rarely buy carrots. I like them very well raw, like in this pickled carrots salad but I very rarely cook them. For some reason, this christmas, I have been buying them more and playing with them a bit. I’m not a steamed or simply boiled carrots kind of person, to me they deserve a... Read More

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Aoife Ryan

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Aoife Ryan

You may not have have heard of Aoife Ryan, but if you have been eating on planes or trains, it is likely that you have tasted her work.  Aoife Ryan, also known as Babaduck, has a job that I find most enviable. She essentially travels a lot to eat food so that others can eat better while travelling. To me,... Read More

Gougères Also Known As French Cheese Puffs

Gougères Also Known As French Cheese Puffs

Gougères are a thing of beauty. Warm cheesy little choux pastry puffs best eaten straight out of the oven.  Gougères hail from Burgundy in France and are commonly served at apéritif time. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of a wine tasting in that region, you will most definitely have eaten them as gougères are the tapas of choice in... Read More

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