Risotto: Carbonara style

So on a windy night long long ago (Sunday) I had just returned from Iron Man 2 (V.Good) and was craving comfort food like a madwoman. I turned away from brownies in despair- they’re no comfort food. Hang on, I’ll give you a minute to reread that. It’s true. And it came to me. Risotto. … Continue reading

Brownies. These are my pride and joy.

Dear world. I am a brownieaholic. A hardcore brownieaholic. A brownie purist. And now a maker of the best brownies ever. In the world. Or so I like to believe. If you don’t believe me try em.. I used Jamie Oliver’s brownie recipe as a base and tweaked a wee bit here and there. Here … Continue reading

Bread. Even better: Sun-dried tomato and Onion Bread

Bread = Yum. Sun dried tomatoes = Yum. Onions = Yum. Hmmm, what if we were to put them together to make something magical.. Answer: this would happen… Sun Dried Tomato and Onion bread 450g Strong white bread flour (Don’t use cream/plain/self raising, it won’t work, you need the gluten in this flour) 1 package … Continue reading

Best Garlic Bread Ever. Ever.

Right so I have teased thee muchly with claims to the best garlic bread in existence. I must admit, up until a while back I too was a patron of the icky prepackaged overbuttered trash that one buys in shops. Have I mentioned that the true nature of proper cooking has only been revealed to … Continue reading

Grilled cheese: Irish style

Ok so this whole ‘Grilled cheese’ Shenanigans is also known as toasted sandwich, and in my experience largely consisted of ham and cheese up until about 8 or 9 years ago and the concept of ‘panini’ appeared in Ireland, to general suspicion and disregard. One must remember that pre-cheap flights era most country people were … Continue reading

Apple crumble you say?

Well it doesn’t contain chocolate, therefore it’s not top on my list of desserts, but its a bit of a staple really! And I had a mighty surplus of apples that were teetering on the verge of ‘I’m not going to eat them, they’ve been on my shelf a week or two’ So I whipped … Continue reading

Homemade Toffeeeee

Proper English Toffee Recipe from my tastykitchen account! This is just yummy in every way. Butter, sugar, cream and vanilla. Where can you go wrong! Eh, yeah—try not eating spoonfuls of this while it’s cooling by the way. Mmm yumminess. Prep Time 3 Minutes Cook Time 15 Minutes Ingredients 250 grams Butter 200 grams Sugar … Continue reading