Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

This is the sixth time I’ve made this cake in the last three years & the first time that I’ve been truly happy with the photographs. Which sounds a bit like I’m just being a perfectionist, but literally every time I’ve made it before the 

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Do you enjoy a good spot of therapy baking? I therapy bake nearly every week. Let’s face it – it’s cheaper than actual therapy, and the resulting side effects are considerably more delicious. If you’re like me (aka: still saving up for that fancy KitchenAid 

Blackberry Pie Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars

Real talk: can you ever have too many pie bar recipes? The answer must be no, because on my blog alone we already have four variations: apple & raspberry, pecan, plum & blackberry, and a very early recipe for lemon & blueberry. Admittedly, I didn’t 

Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Basically, I saw everyone else on the internet making Alison Roman’s salted shortbread cookies, so I made Alison Roman’s salted shortbread cookies. It was a real life Mean Girls moment, and I’m not even ashamed to admit it. I had a serious case of FOMO. 

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Because one type of chocolate is never enough to celebrate a birthday with. And guys, this birthday is a big one. Six years ago today, I made the decision to start my own food blog & created passionate baker. I threw myself head first into the 

Cider Caramel Apple Pie

Cider Caramel Apple Pie

I know what you’re thinking: more pie? Can’t she even go four posts before blogging about pie again?  Well, it would seem that I can’t. Having said that, this isn’t just any pie – this is a cider caramel apple pie from Erin’s fabulous book ‘The 

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Day 4. No work, no leaving the house, no telephone network, no sunshine. We are slowly but surely running out of milk & bread, we’ve exhausted the supply of cookie dough in the freezer, and we’re down to our last bottle of wine – things 

The Dough Diaries: Cinnamon & Cardamom Knots

The Dough Diaries: Cinnamon & Cardamom Knots

Friends, welcome to the final installment in The Dough Diaries! I’ve been saving this post as the last for two reasons. One: since the beginning, this was the recipe I was the most excited about making – as soon as I laid my eyes on 

Braided Apple, Blueberry & Cardamom Pie

Braided Apple, Blueberry & Cardamom Pie

It’s time to admit it: I am addicted to making pie. I can barely go a week without making some form or other. Double crust, single crust, galettes, pie-crumble hybrids, hand pies. Usually an all butter dough, but sometimes a buttermilk flavoured one. All types 

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Let’s jump head first into the new year. We’re just coming out of those murky lazy days surrounding the holidays & we’re trying to get ourselves back into working shape. There’s a long to-do list to tackle before the week is out, including – but 

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Hello friends! Can we just take a moment to step back & notice how all of a sudden it’s nearly the fourth week in November. Where did the whole year go? Literally it feels like this year passed me by in one (long, apparently) blink 

The Dough Diaries: Chocolate Babka

The Dough Diaries: Chocolate Babka

As promised, chocolate babka. Confession: until I started reading food blogs, I had never heard of a babka, chocolate or otherwise. This could be down to my sheltered Irish life, but babka was just one of those things that had never crossed my path before. 

The Dough Diaries: Mini Challah Loaves

The Dough Diaries: Mini Challah Loaves

Pretty much as soon as I decided to do a dough mini series, I started rifling through all of my favourite cookbooks looking for interesting recipes. I’ve been on a mission recently to use my cookbooks a little bit more, & this was the perfect 

The Dough Diaries: Easy Cinnamon Rolls

The Dough Diaries: Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Friends, welcome! I have two exciting things to share today & I can’t wait to hear what you think. Firstly, this is the start of a new series of posts in which I try to use up my fast going out of date yeast. Every 

Cardamom Strawberry & Apple Mini Pies

Cardamom Strawberry & Apple Mini Pies

Is it entirely blasphemous to say that I was never really all that into strawberries? Don’t get me wrong, I’d snack on strawberries if they were sitting in front of me, I’d enjoy them as the garnish for a cake, but I was never entirely 

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

A few weeks ago, Boyfriend’s parents spoiled us all by inviting the whole troop to accompany them down the country to a lovely home they’d rented out in Kerry for two weeks. I’m working on an upcoming post about our trip, but basically it promised 

Blueberry & Lime Baked Cheesecake

Blueberry & Lime Baked Cheesecake

It happened like this: all day I had been thinking about what I could bake during my glorious two days of spontaneous time off. I had more or less settled on a layer cake, maybe six inches or so, stacked high into the air, with 

Peach Pie

Peach Pie

When I started getting into my pie groove last year, I decided to start taking everything a lot more seriously. That involved becoming a more patient person & actually taking the time to properly keep everything cold during the crust making process, because, let’s be