UPSIDE-DOWN APPLE SPONGE

    “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, do you remember that saying”. I still use it to this day, it really annoys my kids, but still doesn’t stop them from going through more than  30 apples per week ! Don’t get me started on Bananas . I’m sure my local supermarket thinks…

APPLE-CRUMBLE MUFFINS WITH FRESH WHIPPED CREAM

  So today I’m talking muffins!!!  I never expected to write this recipe up as a post, (which is why I don’t have many photo’s) but these Apple-Crumble Muffins were so delicious  that it would be shame not share the recipe. The unexpected, spur of the moment bakes always turn out to be the best,…

BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAKE

  First things first, I have to apologize in advance to anyone on a diet, or watching their weight for their holidays (like moi) lol.  This Baileys & Maltesers Cheesecake is  going to put ALL of your will power to the test.  Trust me on this fact, my will power packed its bag and jumped…

RICH & CREAMY MINI OREO CHEESECAKES

  Who ever said “good things comes in small packages” was spot on.  Especially when it comes to these dainty but very scrumptious Mini Oreo Cheesecakes.  I love-making cheesecakes at any time but these “bake in a muffin tin “mini” versions are a sheer delight to make. You get all the flavor and deliciousness of…

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES

  Well there is no escaping the fact that Easter is fast upon us!.. The shops are brimming to the top with every kind of Easter egg under the sun INCLUDING  and I kid you not a cheese one. Check out this  CHEASTER EGG now available in Iceland supermarkets. That is most definitely not on…

YUMMY CHRISTMAS “ICE CREAM” CONE CAKES

  Four weeks to the big day and so the Christmas countdown has officially begun. It seems like only yesterday we were putting the decorations up in the attic.  Next week all the boxes will come down and someone named (Adam)  will have to sit down and spend hours unravelling all the Christmas lights.  So…

MINI VICTORIA SPONGE CUPCAKES – THE ULTIMATE TEA-TIME TREAT

  Well, I hope everyone had a great Halloween and ate their fill of chocolate and Halloween treats.  My kids are all in their late teens now, so going out “trick or treating” is a thing of the past for us.  I still had bucket loads of sweets and little baking treats for the young…

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…

GINGERBREAD LATTE CUPCAKES

  Well, Autumn is well & truly upon us. The mornings are cold and frosty and the leaves are beginning to fall. This morning I decided to join my two teenage boys on their walk  to school. It’s something I haven’t done in a while,  the walk I mean, they usually get dropped to school…

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…

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!!…

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…

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…

Strawberry & Cream Oreo Fudge Cake

We’ve just passed Mid Summers Day June 21st and slowly  coming near the end of “strawberry month”, so it’s the perfect time to share another strawberry recipe with you a “Strawberry & Cream Oreo Fudge Cake” an absolutely delicious mouthful. Strawberries & Cream are always a scrumptious partnership, once called the food of the gods…

MINT CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL

June Bank Holiday time already!!! When I was young it was called “Whit Weekend” and I have no idea why..I just remember it always being sunny and warm. It really was the start of summer for kids. We had no video games or mobile phones, we actually talked to each other face to face, came…

RED VELVET STRAWBERRY

It’s coming into the middle of April here in Ireland and we are finally beginning to see hints of summer and any bit of sunshine is a welcome break from the rain. We don’t have all those green fields for nothing!, and with summer come the start of strawberry season.   The first harvest of…