Category: Bake

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...

Homemade sourdough loaves 10

Sourdough from starter, revisited

It was a loaf of sourdough that nearly killed me. To be more accurate, it was a piece of strong, chewy rewena paraoa, a Maori potato-based sourdough that saw me off. Is it any...