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guiness ginerbread bundt

GUINNESS GINGERBREAD BUNDT


  “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” – gosh it’s hard to believe it is nearly one week to Christmas!! It seems like Halloween was only last week .   I had big plans to have everything done and dusted by now, but true to form I am still shopping for presents.  I’m finding it so difficult to come up…

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mini chocolate flake cakes

MINI CHOCOLATE FLAKE CAKES


  MINI CHOCOLATE FLAKE CAKES  – Soft Chocolate Sponge filled with Strawberry Jam & the crowning glory “Cadbury Chocolate FLAKES.”  These are the perfect bake to satisfy ANY chocolate craving. What can I say,  I never planned to make these little beauties. They were definitely a spur of the moment bake. I originally bought the flakes to crumble on top…

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HALLOWEEN-CHOCOLATE-MUD-CAKE

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE


  Not long now to Halloween, the weeks are flying by and  October is sure going very fast. I’m just wondering how many of you go all out on the Halloween Decorations? My problem is I tend to go overboard on the Halloween Baking.  I leave the decorating to my Son who loves all that stuff.  This year he had…

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cherry bakewell loaf

QUICK & EASY CHERRY BAKEWELL LOAF


  HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!! Who can believe it.  Summer is long gone and finally Autumn has truly arrived.   I think its safe now to mention Halloween and the “C” word – CHRISTMAS.  How about you? Is it too early for you! I absolutely love Christmas & especially Christmas Baking and being a baking blogger, I have already been trying out…

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sherry soaked fruit loaf

SHERRY SOAKED FRUIT LOAF


  Sherry is one of those drinks that as soon as I take the top off the bottle, I am immediately hit with the smell of Christmas. It evokes so many memories of childhood for me – suddenly I’m back in my Nana’s kitchen stirring the sherry-soaked fruit for her amazing Christmas Cake. She wasn’t one for anything fancy, so…

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milky bar cheesecake

MILKY BAR WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE


  I was thinking about making a White Chocolate Raspberry Tart this weekend, but a “special request” was put in at the last minute by my 17-year-old middle son – “would I please make something with Milky Bar Chocolate”. Milky bar chocolate, now that brings back some memories – gosh we haven’t had that in the house in a long…

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

EASY & DELICIOUS PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES


  Pineapple Upside Down Cake has always been a classic in my house and evokes great memories of many special occasions. My Mum made one for nearly every family occasion, birthdays, christenings, funerals. You would always find my Mum’s special Pineapple Upside Down Cake somewhere on the table. I love this cake as much as I did in my childhood …

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STRAWBERRY MOCHA CUPCAKES


  Everyone who knows me will say without any hesitation that I am a coffee addict.  I cannot function without at least 5 cups during the day and please don’t even say good morning until I have had my morning cuppa Lol.  I’m first in line at my local Starbucks or Costa when any new flavour coffee drinks are released.…

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ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE

ORANGE CREAM “SUPER-SPLIT” CHEESECAKE


  I absolutely love making No-Bake Cheese Cakes. They are simple, delicious especially in the Summer even a rainy kind of Summer like ours – but I will not tempt fate we have had a gorgeous month of May full of hot days and plenty of Sunshine.  Hopefully the month of June will be just as good. This stunning Orange…

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apricot & cream sponge tray bake

APRICOT & CREAM SPONGE TRAY-BAKE


Well about 5 days ago this yellow looking ball appeared in the skies over Ireland lol  –  Yes the Sun has finally made a long waited appearance and he brought a beautiful blue sky with him and temperatures of up to 25C in some parts of the country. Believe me this is a rare occurrence in this part of the…

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cornflake oat cookies

CORNFLAKE OAT COOKIES


  Hello everyone!  Hope your all having a great weekend.  Who would believe we are nearly 1/2 way through the year already & still know sign of the weather improving not in this part of the world anyway!  What an earth happen to spring this year? Mother Nature must be in a very bad mood lol The sun had made…

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mini easter egg cheese cakes

MINI EASTER EGG CHEESECAKES


  Well is everybody well and truly had their fill of Easter Eggs?  I say yes absolutely but my kids say no lol. It seems that Easter began very early this year, in this country anyway.  I remember seeing Easter Eggs in the shops two days after Christmas, before the New Year had even begun. I will admit to buying…

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CAPPUCCINO COFFEE LOAF

CAPPUCCINO COFFEE LOAF


  So Winter made a second appearance (with a vengeance) in Ireland on the first day of Spring. So typically Irish. We are completely snowed in and the country is in shutdown!  So what to do when you have a “snow day” BAKE of course, and this Cappuccino Coffee Loaf is the perfect bake for a snow day. As well…

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Granny's buttermilk scone

GRANNY’S BUTTERMILK SCONES


    Every body loves a scone and everyone has their own favorite scone recipe!  This is my scone recipe, A FAMILY HEIRLOOM if you will.  To be absolutely fair  it’s my Nanny Kathleen’s recipe! She’s the person who was responsible for my love of baking. I was very lucky to spend a lot of time with my wonderful Nanny…

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PEACH & BERRY TEA-TIME CAKE


I love comforting easy recipes the kind that are no mixer required, quick & easy and use what ever you have in your press or fridge. This Peach & Berry Delight is definitely  a slice of Summer in the middle of Winter. I noticed recently that most of my favorite recipes use tinned or frozen fruit  of one sort or…

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