mini baileys cheesecake

MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES


  It’s  that time of year again, my absolute favorite, GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF aka GBBO time.  The only time when I take control of the TV remote. I don’t give two hoots what football match is on.  This is my hour for the next couple of weeks.  Every Wednesday I’ll make sure I have a special  GBBO treat ready.…

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LEMONGRASS BLUEBERRY BUNDT L/S

LEMONGRASS & BLUEBERRY BUNDT


  Well last weekend was the best.  I got to spend it in TK-MAXX.  Ok I’m exaggerating a little. It was only a couple of hours on a Saturday, but I was on my own and I could spend as much time as I wanted to wander around on a little treasure hunt. Yes I did manage to find something…

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l/g mini lemon cheesecake

Mini Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecakes


 It’s the last Bank Holiday of the Summer here in Ireland AND of course its raining – typical Irish weather.  So to cheer my self up I’m making Mini Lemon Meringue Cheese Cakes. Lemon always reminds me of Summer and warmer days (I wish). How I wish we had proper  seasonal weather  – a Spring , Summer, Autumn, Winter –…

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coffee mocha muffin landscape

MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN


“A PARTY WITHOUT CAKE IS JUST A MEETING” – Julia Child     Coffee is one of my most absolute favorite things in the world. If I was asked just to bring three things to a desert island, they would be coffee, popcorn and my kindle. Yes  – I will put my hands up and admit  I am a coffee…

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CHOCOLATE POPCORN CUPCAKE LANDSCAPE

CHOCOLATE POPCORN “CINEMA” CUPCAKES


  Well hello there, long time no see !!! I’ve been away for a while. I took a “blogging” break to update my Blog and Face Book Page. I gave it a complete make-over which I really  hope you like. I also kept away from social media which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be – I  got…

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oreo muffin loaf

Chocolate Oreo Muffin Loaf


You know that packet of Oreo Biscuits in your press the one with the first two missing?  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a sneaky biscuit or two when no ones looking! Well I have a delicious Oreo Muffin recipe that can make these little black beauties into something absolutely scrumptious.  I’m going for a complete “Cinderella”…

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custard cream in white case

CUSTARD CREAM CUPCAKES


Today I’m talking Custard Creams.  I’m sure there has been a packet or two in everybody’s biscuit tin at some point in time. I know a packet always finds its way into my weekly shop. These tiny little “sandwich” biscuits are so addictive and have started so many arguments in my family, always about “which biscuit”  is the king of…

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LEMON & LIME BABY BUNDT

LEMON & LIME “MOJITO” BABY BUNDTS


We’ve just said goodbye to Easter and all the chocolate that goes with it. What I really want now is something citrus and light , something Lemon would do the trick. Though I have a confession I did buy two Mars Easter Eggs yesterday in Tesco. In my defense they were reduced to one euro, and I did need them…

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CREAM EGG NEST CAKE

CADBURYS CREAM EGG CHOCOLATE “NEST” CAKE


Well Easter is finally here, and all the chocolate goodness that goes with it. The shops are full to the brim with so many chocolate eggs in all sizes and flavours.  I think Tayto even brought out a cheese & onion flavour one this year!!  My son put in a special request for that one!! Easter wouldn’t be Easter in…

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STRAWBERRY & CREAM NUTELLA CUPCAKES


Easter’s nearly here and the shop shelves are stocked with Easter Eggs of all types including the “infamous Cadbury’s Cream Eggs”. I was all set to do my traditional Easter Creme Egg Bake on Saturday, that is until I came across a box of Red Ruby Treasure  – the first of this years Keeling’s Irish Strawberries. The Irish Strawberry truly…

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St Pat's Lemon & Ricotta Rng cake

ST PATRICK’S DAY LEMON & RICOTTA RING CAKE


Gosh it’s hard to believe St Patrick’s Day is nearly here, it only seems Christmas was last week.  Towns all over Ireland are looking greener than normal and my part of the world the lovely Co. Meath is looking particularly beautiful this week. The bunting is up, there’s a market in the square and my town is getting itself ready…

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Biscoff & Bread

BISCOFF, BANANA BREAD & COFFEE


Are you a coffee or a tea person or maybe your neither like my son!  I can say with hand on heart that I am most definitely a coffee lover.  I  drink about 6 cups every day. It’s not too much I don’t think I know people who drink up to 10 cups but as long as I have my…

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Raspberry Bundt

Raspberry Pink Bundt Cake & “Taste Memories”


A Taste Memory is what my eldest son calls the ” Raspberry Jammy Thumb print Cookies”   that I made the other day.  They remind him of his 8th birthday in particular – a birthday he had to share with his younger brother who was turning four. Their birthdays are actually a week apart but I thought I would do a…

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CADBURYS HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE

CADBURY HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE


Well what has a Cadbury Heroes  Chocolate Tray Bake got to do with spring cleaning you may ask.  Well with No 1 on my New Years Resolution list the “Keep January Healthy” one already a “lost cause”,  between you & me that was never going to happen.  I decided to act on No 2 on my list –  spring clean…

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RASPBERRY & CHOCOLATE “MUFFIN” LOAF


After being totally “baked out “ over Christmas I took a little baking hiatus! It’s been over two weeks and to be completely honest I’m surprised I lasted this long,  but just because I wasn’t “baking”- I couldn’t stay away all together.   I have spent the past few weeks devising new recipes and doing some research into publishing a…

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Ferrero Rocher Gateaux

FERRERO ROCHER CHOCOLATE GATEAUX


  Well that most definitely was a whirl wind Christmas!  All the planning and the excitement and its over so quickly. We have just finished off the last of the Christmas Ham in the Ryan House, and as for the Turkey, the turkey never made it to the oven!! Huge disaster it still hadn’t defrosted by Christmas Morning, so ended…

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Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake


It’s the middle of December. The tree is up and I’m sort of making headway  through the present list.  So I think it’s the perfect time to share this Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake with you. There is something so christmassy about a  Red Velvet Cake and this time I’ve baked the cake in one of my favorite baking tins…

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CANDY CANE CAKE

“CANDY CANE” CAKE & VANILLA FROSTING


I love everything to do with Christmas – the decorating, wrapping presents, old  b/w Christmas movies, but if you ask me what my most favorite thing is about Christmas – I would have to say it’s Christmas baking. Baking cookies with my now teenage kids is still top of the baking list, along with the baking of our Christmas pudding…

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Cranberry Christmas Fruit Cake

A HAND ME DOWN RECIPE & THE WHISKEY UNDER THE SINK ” XMAS” CAKE


“Hand Me Downs” and not the recipe version always caused uproar in my house when I was growing up, and it was no different with my own kids.  I was lucky as the eldest I didn’t suffer the “shame” but for my brothers there was no escape, they shared clothes, toys and football boots.. With four kids of my own…

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