Category Archives: Bake

Gorgeous Spiced Beef

We used to always have spiced beef at Christmas when I was small. I always haaaated it. To me it was like a weird mix of Christmas pudding spices and Sunday roast. Why??! Such a weird combination. But this year … Continue reading

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Tuscany and steak for breakfast!

Recently we went to an amazing wedding in Greve, a small town in Tuscany, about 20km from Florence. After the wedding, incredible meal, singsong and 5am walk home in the pitch dark through a vineyard in flipflops where at one stage I slid down … Continue reading

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Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake

For a long time I avoided poppy seeds. I just saw them as annoying little things that get caught in your teeth. But then one day I scattered them liberally over loaves of bread ( the recipe told me too). I used … Continue reading

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Loaves & Fishes Supper Club

So… we’re starting a Supper Club! Huzzah! Loaves and Fishes will be a once a month event where you can come to a home in Dublin, sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that some gorgeous food is about … Continue reading

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Damson Cheese ; The King of Preserves!

I’m actually still in Italy so don’t have Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls book with me to get this recipe but as I was googling Damson Cheese I came across this brilliant blog , Mudpies & Minestrone, and have just spent the … Continue reading

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I want to be a cherry soaked in Brandy when I grow up…

 I was given this incredible bottle of cherries soaked in alcohol from a Polish friend. It’s changed my life. Well it did change my life for a week because I ate drunken cherries with yogurt, on top of chocolate cupcakes,  … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Banana Loaf

You know me. Usually I stick flowers all over the cakes I make. Loads of icing. Berries. Cream. More Icing. Crystallised flowers. Stuff everywhere.  But let me tell you, this beautiful cake needed nothing. No rum flavoured syrup, no peanut butter … Continue reading

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Blackberry Crumble Cake

The second blackberry recipe I tried is adapted from a really nice cherry cake. A few years ago there were about four Rachel Allen ‘Bake’ books floating around on Christmas morning, that type of thing always happens when you have … Continue reading

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Blackberry Recipes!

This time of year the hedgerows are beginning to drip with blackberries. This year we seem to have a bumper crop! But I don’t seem to be able to find any gorgeous blackberry recipes! When I was small we used … Continue reading

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The Winner takes it all!

So we have a winner! I ended up just pulling a name out of a hat (well actually a cake tin) and the winner is none other than the Stained Glass world’s Darling Jaboopee! Hurrah! I’m busy picking loads and … Continue reading

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