Rhubarb Chutney

My brother in law very kindly gave us a lovely selection of his home grown produce today that included a lovely bunch of rhubarb. Having a lovely piece of ham boiling away on the hob for salads, I decided to make a Rhubarb Chutney instead of the usual tart or crumble. The recipe I used is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s …

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Baking, Bread

Edward Hayden’s Brown Bread

I had the pleasure of attending a cookery demonstration by the lovely Edward Hayden in Wexford yesterday. He produced the most mouth-watering Lemon, Ginger & Passion Fruit Cheesecake, some wonderful White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins, his fabulous Brown Bread & the most delicious Pesto I have ever tasted. He gave a great demonstration & is charming, witty and very talented. …

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Apple Cakes

Following the success of my Lovely Little Lemon Cakes, I decided to experiment again and try another flavour. Here we have delicious Apple Cakes   Ingredients – Makes 12 2 Apples, peeled & cut into bite size pieces 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 3 Cloves 2 Egg Whites, beaten until stiff 125g Softened Butter 125g Caster Sugar 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp Milk …

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Baking, Cakes

Lovely Little Lemon Cakes

 I had some egg whites left over today & decided instead of making yet more meringue I would use them in a cake of some sort. So, after going through the fridge & the larder press I decided on these iced, lemon cakes. I took my basic cupcake recipe and omitted some things and added others. Here is the recipe …

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Baking, Biscuits

Banana ‘Cookie Cakes’

I wanted to use up some banana’s today, but didn’t want to make the usual banana bread or banana muffins. I came across a banana biscuit recipe here,   I made some changes to the recipe and the result was these delicious cookies that have a lovely, soft cake like texture when you bite into them. Ingredients – Makes 20 …

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