Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Niamh Barry, Pastry Chef

Women Of The Irish Food Industry – Niamh Barry, Pastry Chef

Niamh Barry is a Senior Chef de Partie in the Pastry section at Ashford Castle.  I’m so chuffed to introduce you to Niamh Barry today. She’s located in Cong,...

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Saffron Rice Pudding – An Aromatic Twist On A Traditional Recipe

Saffron Rice Pudding – An Aromatic Twist On A Traditional Recipe

Saffron rice pudding? Are you mad? Pure Notions!  Pure notions is absolutely right and I do acknowledge that tis far from saffron rice pudding we were all raised. But...

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Pear And Vanilla Clafoutis Or The Five Minutes Cake

Pear And Vanilla Clafoutis Or The Five Minutes Cake

See the way somedays you’ve got a massive hankering for a bit of cake? I find that those hankering regularly happen to me when I’m feeling lazy and sluggish....

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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...

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Apricot And Saffron Clafoutis Recipe

Apricot And Saffron Clafoutis Recipe

This apricot and saffron clafoutis recipe is based on a classic summer French dessert. During the summer there are many occasions to get together with friends for picnics, barbecues,...

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Strawberries And Cream Cake Recipe

Strawberries And Cream Cake Recipe

Nothing says summer quite like strawberries and cream. Why not take them to the next level and turn them into more of a show piece with this simple strawberries...

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How To Use Chocolate Extract In Baking

How To Use Chocolate Extract In Baking

Have you ever heard of chocolate extract? And if you have do you know where to get it and what to do with it?  The first time I came...

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Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

This simple vanilla cake recipe comes courteousy of trying to entertain my friends’ kids for a couple of days while they are on their mid term break. I was...

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Semolina Pudding Recipe

Semolina Pudding Recipe

This is one of those ultra comforting childhood desserts that every now and then will trump the most elaborate of cakes.  This semolina pudding recipe will allow you to...

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Tropical Fruit Salad And The Mother Of All Gins

Tropical Fruit Salad And The Mother Of All Gins

Don’t know what to make when you’re short on time and you’ve been asked to bring dessert? A tropical fruit salad will see you right.  I had to make a...

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