The Trifle Tower

Mini port trifles, featuring a thyme-infused port reduction – this month’s contribution to the five star makeover series, on the theme of cooking with wine

Topics: Dessert, Wine

The Chocolate Meister

This chocolate bread was just one of the happy results of attending a masterclass on chocolate with Gerard Coleman of Artisan du Chocolat at the Dublin Cookery School

Spud Sunday: Sparkly Spuds

What with Queen Elizabeth visiting, it’s not been an average week in Ireland, and these potato beignets – fried discs of sweetened potato dough – are not your average spuds.

Go East, Young Carrot Cake

With pistachios, dates, cardamom and a lime drizzle, this carrot cake recipe is full of eastern promise

What Price Chocolate?

They won’t fix the economy, but these hazelnut brownies may make you feel better. There’s also the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival to look forward to & some world-beating chocolate from Claudio Corallo.

Spud Sunday: When Potato Met Apple

Potato apple parcels – mini apple tarts made with a potato pastry. Like all the best couples, it’s a combination that was meant to be.

The Ghost Of Apples Past

Right now, I can think of no better (or easier) dessert than whole baked apples – made even better with apples from my mother’s tree

Tea’s Up

A lovely evening was had at the first Dublin Tea Up: lots of tea, lots of chat and an excuse to make some lemon cake with redcurrants