Dried fruits are readily available in my pantry coming up to the holidays, and I love to use a mixture of raisins, prunes, dried apricots and cranberries to create a dried fruit salad that’s just as delicious for breakfast as it is for dessert. I soak a mixture of chopped dried fruits in tea, just […]
Irish Cakes, Cookies And Desserts
Technically I should call this category "Irish Cakes, Biscuits, and Desserts" since Irish people use the term biscuits when referring to cookies, and the term scones when referring to biscuits. Anyway, if you're in the mood for an Irish inspired sweet treat, why not check out my collection of Irish baking recipes.
Have you ever wondered what Irish farmer’s like to eat? Pondered over the dishes that make rural Ireland tick. Dreamed of creating a feast fit for a farmer? Well today we’re going to explore a new book where you’ll find answers to all these mouth-watering questions, and we’ll delve into a big bowl of Irish […]
Chocolate biscuit cake, also called tiffin cake, is a favorite in Irish coffee shops and restaurants. Made with chocolate and crumbled digestive and rich tea biscuits, it’s a perfect cake for summer. No need to turn the oven on. Melting chocolate is all the “cooking” required, and this biscuit cake can be stored in the […]
Simnel cake is a traditional Easter cake baked in Ireland and throughout the British Isles. A rich fruity cake, it has a layer of almond paste baked into the middle and is covered with a thick layer of toasted almond icing. A circle of marzipan balls decorate the top. The history, origins and symbolism of […]
Shortbread is originally from Scotland, but like many tasty Gaelic treats, Irish people have shared a love of shortbread with their Scottish neighbors for centuries. And the best shortbread in the world is baked with creamy butter made from grass fed cows such as Irish Kerrygold butter. Shortbread biscuits are simple at first glance – […]