Category: Bake

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Polenta Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Two years. Two sisters. Two cakes.

Two pairs of little hands to get stuck into my mixing bowls.

Every year, when trying to figure out what to make, I remind myself about rule number one of birthday cakes: kids don’t care about eating the cake, it just needs lots of colour and some candles on top. Every year – twice a year – I disregard my own advice. I can never resist making a cake that the adults will enjoy after all the icing and edible glitter has been picked off.

Spiced Chocolate Ale Cake 4

Irish red ale: Spiced Chocolate Ale Cake

Every year, about this time, there’s a lot of huffing and puffing about stout. Guinness, to name a particular well-marketed brand. But you don’t just have to go for the obvious option if you’re...

Buttermilk Pancakes 0

Audioboo: How to make Buttermilk Pancakes

While you might eat pancakes for breakfast, brunch or dinner all year round, chances are that you’ll be making a special effort today, especially if you have any smallies in the house demanding their...

Cranberry, Frangipan and Mincemeat Tart 4

Irish Cranberry, Frangipane and Mincemeat Tart

This Christmas tart is a keeper. Just close your eyes and imagine: a base of crisp, short pastry, just enough alcoholic mincemeat to make you think Christmas, a layer of moist, almondy frangipane, all...


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