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Lemon Raspberry Hibiscus Loaf Cake Recipe
I recently came across dried Hibiscus flowers on one of my many compulsive deli wanderings. Ruby red in colour, it is consumed as a tea, with a tart berry-like flavour, often requiring the addition of sugar to counteract this. I love using teas to flavour cakes and decided to try Hibiscus in a loaf cake, paired with the classic combination of lemon and raspberry.
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Hazelnut Chocolate Orange Macarons
I made these macarons as my edible Christmas gifts last year. The combination of chocolate and hazelnut is a well renowned match made famous of course by Nutella! The addition of orange zest adds a fresh twist and the decoration of dipped chocolate coated in crunchy hazelnut praline adds an additional layer of flavour and luxury....the perfect gift and indeed luxurious teatime treat! Enjoy!
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Vegan Banana Bread with Miso Caramel
Banana bread is a firm favourite in our house, delicious for a lunchbox or teatime treat and also a great way to use up those overripe bananas! For everyday family baking I prefer to opt for this healthier version over traditional banana bread recipes, which are often laden with sugar. Made with spelt flour, vegan and free from refined sugar, it is not too sweet and comes with a little less guilt....just what is needed in January!
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Chocolate Gingerbread Mini Bundts with Irish Whiskey Orange Caramel Glaze
As many know I am a huge fan of mini bundt cakes. Often requiring little in the way of adornment they are the perfect individual treat for guests. I wanted to make a festive version and this Chocolate Gingerbread cake recipe is deliciously light and fluffy so not too heavy for a Christmas dessert. Adapted from a recipe by Supergolden Bakes, I have paired it with an Irish Whiskey Orange Caramel glaze for a little extra indulgence!
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Image Brides Alchemy Editorial Shoot
Having always been a fan of the chic Irish fashion and lifestyle magazine, Image, it is no surprise that it's sister magazine, Image Brides, has become my go-to read for following trends and finding inspiration in the wedding industry. It was hence a delight to have been invited to design a cake for an editorial in their current Winter/Spring edition.
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Macarons – Rose and Raspberry Recipe
Having found what macaron method works for me in my kitchen I am now addicted to making these beautiful treats and playing with flavours! So here I have decided to share some of what I have learned and what methods I use as well as a favourite recipe.
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Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Cake with Raspberries
My children love a family birthday and never let one pass without having candles on a cake! With my birthday falling just a few days after Easter this year I decided to bake a cake which was a bit more wholesome after the chocolate-laden weekend my children had experienced the week before.
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Earl Grey, Lemon and Lavender Cake
This cake was a winner when taste tested by my family, so much so that I plan to add it to our wedding and celebration cake menu, perfect for something a little different!
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Clementine Cake with Star Anise and Cinnamon, Cranberry Curd Meringue Buttercream and Pistachio
With Christmas around the corner we are inundated with images and recipes for all sorts of delicious baking so I thought I would add to the mix with this seasonal spiced Clementine Cake with Cranberry. I think it looks so beautiful with the subtle orange and pink tones from the clementines and cranberries further contrasted with some green pistachio macarons! It has a lovely moist texture and paired with the silky meringue buttercream, would make a lovely light alternative to some traditionally heavier seasonal cakes.