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Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight Ingredients flavourless oil for the tray 500g granulated sugar ½ tsp cream of tartar 120g cornflour, plus extra for dusting ½ tsp rosewater (or 2 tbsp rose syrup) pink food colouring, if not using the rose syrup icing sugar, for dusting Method 1. Oil a shallow square metal or silicone baking tray, about […]

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Home Made Sweets

Home made sweets make a very special present for any occasion. The following can be made with very little equipment and can look exceptionally professional with just a little practice and some care. They also make an ideal gift for fund raising an imaginative alternative to a madiera sponge. Marzipan fruit, marzipan stuffed dates, toasted […]

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The Trials of Measuring!!

Weights and Measures. In Ireland we live in a strange bi-lingual world of weights and measures. Different products are measured in either imperial or metric or both. We buy greaseproof paper and cling film in metres but bakeware is often referred to in inches.  As a cook you’ll encounter different units of measure, especially if […]

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Christmas Cake with a Difference!!

Pine Forest Celebration Cake Firstly pine forest Bundt pan lends itself to a number of different celebration events. Very fine detail means that decoration needs only a dusting of icing sugar. Makes a wonderful Christmas cake. Finally experiment with recipes such as Autumn nuts and spice or Cappuccino coffee. [ux_image id=”7203″ image_size=”original” height=”100%”]

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Cheese Baker

Made from fine white porcelain and decorated with deep sea blue contrasts and a ragged print cow motif, this camembert baker is the perfect choice for serving meltingly smooth camembert or a selection of other soft-ripened cheeses. Add garlic, rosemary and wine into the baker before cooking for a fragrant, savoury variation kissed by the […]