Uncle Jim’s Brown Bread

Uncle Jim isn’t my Uncle Jim, he is actually Uncle Jim of the McGargle family brewers ( I had picked up one of their sampler packs recently and when we opened the bottle of Uncle Jim’s stout I thought it would be lovely in a loaf of bread, it smelled so good. I couldn’t describe it any better than McGargles …

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Baking, Bread, Breakfast

A Flavour of Wexford

Ireland has a wealth of fantastic food producers and we are very fortunate here in Wexford to be home to some of the finest. With this sweet & savoury scone I am bringing Wexford to the table. I have used Uncle Aiden’s Stoneground Flour which is produced at Ballyminane Mills in Ballindaggin, just outside Enniscorthy. I use a lot of …

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Baking, Bread, Snack

Summer Scones

I have mentioned before how I like to give the children homemade snacks in their lunchboxes as much as I can. One of the things I regularly give them is a scone, I tend to make a batch almost every week and pop them in the freezer, leaving them out overnight & putting them into the lunchboxes before the kids head out …

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Baking, Bread

Hot Cross Buns

Caoimhe: Oooh, what are you making Mam? Me: Hot Cross Buns Caoimhe singing: Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Guess what song’s stuck in my head today? I have bought quite a few hot cross buns over the years, however I have never made any, until now! It’s shameful really when …

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