SCRUMPTIOUS NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE TART

      Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you are looking to treat that special someone or even your self to a special treat  you will not go wrong with this SCRUMPTIOUS NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE TART! Best of all it only has 4 ingredients – YES you are reading this right.  All you need…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

CUSTARD CREAM SPONGE TRAY-BAKE

  “I wish I could bake” is one comment I here a lot from people! I always tell them “ yes you can” –  just start off with something simple like muffins or fairy cakes or even this very simple Custard Cream Sponge Tray-Bake.       It’s a quick very simple recipe and  I’m…

AUNT BIDDY’S CARROT CAKE TRAY BAKE

  When I was developing the recipe for my Carrot Cake Tray Bake, I knew I was going to name it after my Great Aunt Biddy – not because it was her recipe but because it was definitely inspired by her memory!     Carrots and I have had love/hate relationship since I was very…

M&M’s CHOCOLATE FUDGY SQUARES

  It’s the last Bank Holiday of the Summer – and yet again the grey clouds have been looming all day!! We did have plans for a family drive up to Cavan Lakes, but by the time  everyone (the kids) fell out of bed and got breakfast it was late afternoon. They were up late…

BOURBON-BISCUIT BROWNIES

  Well it’s here at last the brand new season of Game Of Thrones!!  Season 7  – Episode 1  debuts tonight .  Yes it’s definitely going to be a late one BUT so worth it. My daughter Amy & I have been binge watching S1-6 over the past month in preparation for tonight’s premier which…

CHOCOLATE COATED HOBNOB BISCUITS

  I can officially say with hand on heart that these Home-Made Chocolate Hobnob Biscuits are even better than the shop ones. These are buttery, nobbly little rounds of hobnob heaven.  With just a few ingredients  including the goodness of  wholemeal flour and oats you can have freshly baked hobnobs on the table in 20…

FUDGY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE with SWEET POTATO CHOC FROSTING

  Yes, you are not seeing things!!  I actually baked something “healthy”, but still delicious and chocolaty.  Check out this scrumptious, fudgy CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE.  To take these brownies over the top,  I covered them with a very tasty Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting. “What now”  you say,  veggies in a chocolate brownie!  Does such a thing…

CHOCOLICIOUS “TERRY’S CHOCOLATE-ORANGE MUFFINS

  What can you say about chocolate-orange, it’s a partnership made in heaven, the ultimate partnership. I’m not ashamed to say I have a secret stash of Jaffa Cakes for those bad days when I need a chocolate lift. Those bad boys are  definitely one of my weak spots.  That is why these simple but…

GET THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING WITH COCA COLA CUPCAKES

  Last week the “whole” family got to do something really “Christmassy”.   It was absolutely a rare occurrence for our family – with work, school, college & football – I can never get everybody together! So last Sunday I pulled everyone out of bed early (and I do mean pulled), packed 3 flasks of…

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES

  Only four more days to All Hallows Eve, or as it’s more popular known in this part of the world “Halloween”.  A time of celebration , superstition and trick or treating for the kids. When we were young we never said “trick or treat”, it was always  Help the Halloween Party.  All our costumes…

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!!…

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…

ROLO CUPCAKES & FAMILY NIGHT

Friday night has always been movie night in our family. It started out with just the hubbie and I and so began the Friday night ritual , heading to Xtra Vision to rent the DVD, arguing over what DVD, picking up the takeaway on the way home , which also involved an argument over what…

Henry-My Partner in Crime & A Chocolate Orange “Jaffa” Ring Cake

I have just realised that I have never gave a mention to “my partner in crime” in the kitchen..SO without any further ado I would like to introduce Henry, my beautiful Kitchen Aid.   Without Henry my baking life would be absolutely dismal.  He’s just six months old now and so well trained.  He knows…

Tenerife & A Chocolate Orange Salted Caramel Tray Bake

  Hands up who doesn’t like Chocolate Orange!! Well I can never say NO to anything chocolate in any shape or form, so hands up from me straight away. The first time I ever tasted anything “Chocolate Orange” was when I was eight years old. It was a “Terry’s Chocolate Orange”.  The reason that it…

Cadbury Turkish Brownies aka “Nana Mac’s Brownies”

    I think there is most definitely a love/hate relationship regarding Turkish Delight especially in my house. My hubbie, myself and my daughter love it but the boys absolutely hate it. Which makes it more bizarre that they really love this particular brownie. There is always an argument between us Turkish Lovers which is…