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The ultimate Surf & Turf barbecue platter

The ultimate Surf & Turf barbecue platter

Yep. I have completely lost the plot; I went and did a barbecue in the pouring rain in January in Ireland! It was for a good cause though, as its Australia Day this weekend and I got invited by Yellow Tail Ireland to create a barbecue recipe for the occasion. I wanted the recipe to be an absolute feast, so I went to create the ultimate surf & turf platter:…

Anzac biscuits (oat biscuits)

Anzac biscuits (oat biscuits)

We're only days away from Australia Day and I remember that last year one of my friends brought these amazing oat biscuits to work - called Anzac biscuits - and I just had to go and find the recipe to make them myself. It's super easy to make, doesn't take longer than 30 minutes and my good are they tasty! Soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside and a…

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

I can’t tell you all how happy I am to be back in my kitchen, after having been floored by the flu for nearly 3 weeks! I’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows these last few weeks, writing down a lot of recipes that I found inspiring, and one of those is Imqaret, which I saw on My Kitchen Rules Australia (2016 I think). The recipe was made by…

Book tip January 2019: Donal’s Meals in minutes by Donal Skehan

Donal's meals in minutes

Happy 2019! I can't say my year has gotten off to the best start as I got floored by the flu, which also means I didn't get a chance to do any cooking yet this year, so I'm really REALLY looking forward to getting back into the kitchen this weekend and whipping up some new recipes.  I know that a lot of you will be wrecked from all the Christmas…

Triple Flavoured Goat Cheese Appetiser Balls and Logs

Flavoured goat cheese appetiser balls and logs

Goat cheese is one of those ingredients that you can use for so many different appetisers. You can use it for stuffing tomatoes, dates, puff pastry, or mix it with different ingredients into dips to go with some crisps or crackers. For Christmas this year I made a brand new recipe for herbed/flavoured goat cheese balls and logs, which you can use both to spread on crackers or just eat…

Black pudding, apple and cranberry sausage rolls

Black pudding, apple and cranberry sausage rolls

One of my favourite appetisers to make are sausage rolls, as they can be so easily adapted to whichever season you're in. For my Winter/Christmas version I decided to replace the usual pork sausage meat by black pudding, with some apple and cranberry for that extra Winter flavour. Another reason why I like making these, is because they are just so easy to make. These ones are a bit messier than…

Fuss-free quick & easy Christmas Black Forest Brownie Trifle

Fuss-free quick & easy Christmas Black Forest Trifle

Christmas is one of my favourite days of the year, as it means I get to cook a lot of food for my family. We always split up the courses between my aunts, uncles, cousins and this year we'll be doing the appetisers and one dessert, my favourite courses! I haven't fully decided on what dessert I'll be making yet, but last year I made an amazing Black Forest Trifle…