Rosewater Meringue Drops

Rosewater Meringue Drops

Just like my Pink Ribbon Vanilla cookies, these rosewater meringue drops were made for the Breast Cancer Research Ireland bake sale I hosted at work. Unlike the cookies though, these meringue drops were not as easy to make and I can safely say that up until that point meringues had been my mortal enemy. I had previously tried to make a lemon meringue pie and after seeing the damn thing…

Baileys Tiramisu served in cocktail glasses

Baileys Tiramisu served in cocktail glasses

Whether you like to keep things traditionally styled or want to stun your guests with a modern dessert? I couldn't choose myself so I just made both styles for you. My first one up was the more classical approach, served in a big casserole where you just scoop out your portion. Easy, traditional and always a great success! My second version is served in large cocktail glasses: stylish &…

Baileys Tiramisu in a casserole

Baileys Tiramisu

Whether you like to keep things traditionally styled or want to stun your guests with a modern dessert? I couldn't choose myself so I just made both styles for you. My first one up is the more classical approach, served in a big casserole where you just scoop out your portion. Easy, traditional and always a great success! The few times that I've eaten tiramisu it was always a hit or…

Vanilla Butter Cookies – ideal for baking with kids

Vanilla Butter Cookies - ideal for kids

There's only one recipe left in my birthday countdown, and this one is dedicated to my sister. When I was a kid, I got this little baking book for children, and even though it had quite a few recipes in it, I always ended up making either the 'sand cookies' or (most of al) the butter cookies. They were so simple but delicious to make and you didn't need your…

Eclairs with vanilla custard and chocolate sauce

Eclairs with vanilla pudding and chocolate sauce

When I decided to make eclairs for my second to last recipe in my 30th birthday countdown, I had no idea how heartbreaking it was actually going to be. But after failing 4 times I decided to give it one last go and there it was, perfectly risen, hollow choux pastries! I'm so glad I didn't give up, which isn't something I'll do easily in general, as I've always 'dusted…

Plain pork sausage rolls

Plain pork sausage rolls

3 recipes left in my 'food countdown to my 30th birthday'! And today's one is one I made for my brother. There's only a 2 year age gap between me and my brother so we spent quite a lot of time together growing up. Although we didn't really cook as much together, unlike me and my sister which has happened a lot more often, we did spend a lot of…