My Mam regularly made tea brack, we all loved it. Hers was very rich, packed full of fruit and she also added walnuts. It was delicious. I didn’t have her recipe, so could never replicate her version, so I make this. The list of fruit in this is long but not necessary, once you have… Continue reading A Teatime Favourite
This week, 13th – 18th October 2014, is Ireland’s first ever National Bread Week. I think it is great to see the humble loaf of bread being honoured in such a way, after all it has been a staple in the Irish diet for years. In recent times bread has been getting a lot of… Continue reading National Bread Week
Bread gets a bit of a raw deal these days, which is a shame, as it’s been a staple in Irish homes for centuries now. While I completely agree that white flour can play havoc with a person’s digestive system, I myself would feel extremely bloated after it, it’s worth noting that there are other… Continue reading Bringing Bread Back
We’re big bread fans in our Simply Homemade home. In fact Jack, our middle child, would quite happily live on bread alone, that’s a whole other post! I buy very little bread, a couple of slice pans to lie in the freezer for emergency situations. I’ve become much less of a fan of the sliced… Continue reading Irish Soda Bread, A Simple Pleasure
I recently treated myself to Susan Jane White’s book, The Extra Virgin Kitchen. I’ve only recently become acquainted with Susan Jane’s brilliant blog, as regular readers know, I have been more of an infrequent visitor in blogland these last couple of years due to the addition of two unruly toddlers. Shame on me,… Continue reading Love for a Book!