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Category: Dessert

Irish Porter Cake

Irish Porter Cake

As the name suggests, this cake was traditionally made with porter (which is a lighter version of a stout) but it can equally be made with stout like Guinness or Murphy’s (if you’re in Cork) or indeed any beer will do but a stout or […]

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

    Time for some serious comfort food! Black Forest Gateau is my favourite cake without exception. I don’t get home that often so, when I do, this is the first thing on my wish list for my mother to make – I have made […]

Easter Abroad: Polish shortcake and five unconventional fillings

Easter Abroad: Polish shortcake and five unconventional fillings

My mother hates leftovers. She often threatens to cancel Easter celebrations because of the amount of food left after Easter breakfast. Yet, every single year she ends up cooking up a storm that would feed the family for a whole month. Because of her eagerness […]

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the cooking. For a lot of the sweet dishes like Christmas cake and Christmas puddings , preparation starts months in advance – they improve with age and have a long shelf life. They should be made at the […]

The Mock Cheesecake

The Mock Cheesecake

Hey there, Christmas is coming, and it’s time to think about Christmas desserts. My family used to bake a time-consuming Polish cheesecake. A day before baking the cake, my grandma would buy a box of fresh cottage cheese, which she then ground in a decade-old […]

Tiramisu, the Italian way

Tiramisu, the Italian way

In the 90s, Roma had few pubs, which offered a place to sit and enjoy a pint of your favourite beer. Men dominated the space behind the bar and pushed women to the kitchen. Lorenza had no choice but to work as a cook to support herself in her university days. She used to prepare simple snacks and tiramisu from her aunt’s recipe. A pleasant addition to her daily wage was free booze that was pouring in streams after the closing hours. Students life is not a sad life.

Summer Courgette Cake

Summer Courgette Cake

When you think about summer cakes, or cakes in general, courgette is probably not an ingredient that springs to mind. The Summer Courgette Cake is one of this surprising combinations of savory ingredients and cocoa that will astonish you with its lightness and subtle sweetness.  The […]