Category Archives: Sweet n Savoury

Experimenting with microwave chips

microwave veg chips

Recently, I came across a blog post featuring Sweet Potato Chips that immediately grabbed my attention. Why? Because these crispy, sweet chips were cooked in the microwave in mere minutes with absolutely no oil. Uh yes please! I had to try it out immediately. I was beyond impressed when it actually worked. They tasted and […]

Rasberry Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling

macaron feet

Peeking anxiously through the oven door I was thrilled to see rows of smooth round tops with signature ruffly edges underneath. “Feet eeeeek! They have feet!!!” I gushed. Jumping, clapping and happy dancing ensued. Macarons have been my baking nemesis for some time now. I’ve attempted them many times without much success. They’ve been too […]

Apple and Blackberry Cake

apple and blackberry cake

We moved into a new house this summer. I’m quite smitten with it. Oodles of space for our little family, stained glass windows and original fireplace features. Also, a big back garden which has been awesome this summer for BBQs, picnics and for little m to run around in. We’ve never had a garden before […]

Banana ice cream with cinnamon biscotti

banana icecream with biscotti

There is an edge in the air this week, the first reminder that summer is packing her bags and will soon be gone for another year. This makes me sad. I console myself in the knowledge that when autumn arrives, it will bring wonderful things like cinnamon, pumpkin and hearty soups. In the meantime, I’m […]

Berry berry slice

blackberry raspberry slice plated

Summer is my favourite season and fresh berries are one of my favourite summer things. This slice tastes like summer. A thin buttery crust topped with plump blackberries and raspberries nestled in a custard pie filling. Nuff said. Here’s the recipe, do try it. Berry berry slice Loosely adapted from here 1 cup white flour […]

Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream

balsamic strawberry ice cream

The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker that I was so delighted to receive for Christmas has been sadly idle for the last 7 months. Not due to a lack of interest on my part – I’ve been itching to use it for months, but because until now our freezer has been too small to fit the […]

Happy Easter

easter cupcakes

We are heading to the way-beyonds of south Cork tomorrow, taking a few days away to relax, sleep, eat and enjoy the outdoors. Before we go I thought I would leave you with some sweet easter treats. Happy Easter! These cupcakes were my first time adding malt powder to buttercream. Oh my. This is genius! […]

Afghan Biscuits

afghan biscuits

Afghan Biscuits are not, contrary to their name, from Afghanistan. They are a New Zealand recipe. Where the name comes from I don’t know exactly but these little cookies are a mainstay of the home baking container in New Zealand. Real talk… these biscuits are not pretty. They’re lumpy and odd-looking with a heavy slathering […]

Sticky Rum and Date Cake

sticky rum date cake

Life is in flux for me at the moment. We will soon be moving our little family to a new home, in a new city, in a new country. This big move has come somewhat unexpectedly. If I had a ’5 year plan’ for my life, this would certainly not have been in it. Never-the-less, […]

Lemon Coconut Cake

coconut lemon cake

This cake is as simple as it gets. 6 ingredients in a bowl, mix, pour into a loaf pan or 6″ cake tin. 45 minutes baking time and you have cake! I like the dense coconutty texture of this cake and the chewy golden crust. It’s perfect straight from the oven, also delicious for dessert […]