Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you with a coffee in your hand and a hankering for a nice sweet slice of cake. My offering to you today comes in the form of this humble Lime Loaf Cake. Ultimately: it’s a yogurt cake, flavoured 

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Hello, friends! How are you keeping? I find myself in a near constant state of frustration these days, looking at people not wearing masks or social distancing. It’s just so irresponsible it bugs me right to the core. Thankfully we’re escaping to a secluded house 

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Happy Wednesday, friends! How are you this fine summer’s day? We’re deep into strawberry season here in Dublin, and I’m finding it nearly impossible to walk past them when I see them – the smell is too good to ignore! Today I’m dropping by quickly 

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Hello, lovely friends. How are you this week? I hope this post finds you happy, relaxed, and lightly freckled from the summer sun. I know we’re only on the third day of the week, but we’ve been having such a lovely one so far. Boyfriend 

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Hi friends! How is your summer shaping up? We’re doing pretty well over here, all things Covid-19/work/general life considered. The heat isn’t exactly something we love, but we’re coping by staying extra hydrated and seeking out shade. Due to all the socially distant garden visits 

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

Sweet friends, how are you getting on? Today I thought it’d be fun to give you a little peek into our quarantine lives and share some new recipes – comforting recipes, mostly – that we’ve been eating during lockdown and that I think you might 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

Pantry Baking 101

Pantry Baking 101

Sweet friends, how are you? Today marks day 34 of our social distancing efforts & I gotta be honest – it’s starting to get to me. I’m wavering just the tiniest little bit, but I can feel the effects a heck of a lot more 

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Hi, friends! I hope this post finds you well. If it feels odd for you to be hearing from me mid-week rather than on Sunday like usual – well, it’s odd for me too, but I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Wednesday is the 

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Freezer Pie

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Freezer Pie

Sweet, sweet friends – hi!  Today marks the 15th day of our Covid-19 induced self-isolation. For the most part, we’re doing pretty fine. We’re keeping busy, trying to limit the number of times we have to go out for necessities, and attempting to remain relatively 

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Friends, hello.  I hope this post finds you safe & coping somewhat well with the current global situation.  Today’s post isn’t so much a recipe, it’s more of a reminder that time is still moving forward even if we’re stuck inside, unemployed and bored. A 

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Hi, my name is Vicki and I’m addicted to blood oranges. I’m so glad I got that off my chest. Not only are blood oranges my favourite citrus fruit, but I’m pretty sure they’re my favourite fruit of all time. Where Boyfriend holds a special 

Blood Orange Cream

Blood Orange Cream

Friends – it’s blood orange season! Let’s celebrate by making this Blood Orange Cream together, shall we? I understand you might have a few questions about this. One might be: what the heck is a Cream and why would I bother to make one? Cream 

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Hi friends! I hope today’s post finds you cozy & warm – it’s bloody freezing out there! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Dublin it feels like it could start snowing at any second. There’s frost on the grass in the 

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

I’ve tested this muffin recipe five times in the last month & a half.  f i v e. That is a heck of a lot of muffins. Three of the five bakes were for recipe tweaking – a little more sugar, a little less discard, an 

Salted Maple Pie

Salted Maple Pie

Do you remember way back in November’s Monthly Musings post when I told you I was “low-key obsessed” with a new cookbook, Sister Pie? I lied to you. I was – and still am – much more obsessed than what could ever be described as “low-key”. 

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

I tried to warn you in the latest Monthly Musings post: we are addicted to blood oranges. We have thick wedges in the mornings as a kind of pre-breakfast appetizer – the two of us romantically standing over the sink with bright red juice running 

Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Can we talk for a second about gifting? I love to gift something extra thoughtful to loved ones, something that you can’t just walk into a store and buy. A batch of cookies, a bottle of homemade vanilla extract, a cute bag of homemade chocolate