Easter Nests Recipe
To make 10 Easter Nests. 225g (8oz) milk chocolate 50g (2oz) butter 2 tablespoons of golden syrup 100g (4oz) cornflakes Packet of candy-coated mini eggs Paper baking cases A baking tray A large saucepan Place ten of the paper baking cases into the hollows of the baking tray. Break the chocolate into pieces and place […]
Barmbrack (or báirín breac in Irish, from báirín, a loaf, and breac, speckled, due to the raisins in it) is a traditional treat in Ireland, falling somewhere between bread and cake. What makes it special is the ring and coin that are usually baked into the bread, turning it into a bit of a fortune-telling game: whoever gets the coin will […]
Spicy Root & Lentil Casserole
I found this recipe in the BBC Good Food magazine and although I am not a vegetarian it is a cracking meal full of flavour, easy to prepare and very satisfying… a real treat. 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 4 […]
Elderflower Cordial
At the end of May through to the middle of June the elder bushes and trees come into flower with wonderfully fragrant cream coloured florets. A gentle walk down a quiet lane with a large paper carrier bag ( plastic will make them sweat) will yield the basis of your cordial. Always pick when they […]
Peanut Brittle
The simplest ever Peanut Brittle recipe. • Butter for greasing pan • 2 cups sugar 2 cups roasted peanuts, (blanched almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecan) salted or unsalted. • Salt, if using unsalted peanuts (optional) PREPARATION 1. Use a bit of butter to grease a baking sheet, preferably one with a low rim. Combine sugar and […]
Happiness Cake
A recipe for Life 1 cup of good thoughts,   1 cup of kind deeds,   1 cup of consideration for others,   2 cups of sacrifice,   2 cups of well beaten faults, 3 cups of forgiveness. Mix thoroughly. Add  tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy. Flavour with love and kindly service. Fold in 4 cups of prayer and […]
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