Category Archives: Desserts

Easter Weather FoodCast on LMFM-Roast Leg of Lamb & Simnel Cake

It feels like Spring is in the air! The daffs and crocuses in our garden are in full bloom and the evenings are getting longer. I love this time of year and Easter always feels like a real turning point in the seasons. Enjoy this fantastic Roast Garlic & Rosemary Leg of Lamb with Rich […]

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White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes Ingredients: 175g Plain Flour 110g Caster Sugar 110g Butter, softened 50ml Milk 2 Eggs ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Baking Powder 55g White Chocolate, chopped 100g fresh Raspberries, chopped For the Buttercream Icing: 150g Butter, softened 150g Icing Sugar To flavour: any type of extract you wish such as […]

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Cooking with Kids! Lemon Meringue Swirls

Welcome to our first recipe in our new series, Cooking with Kids! These are really easy and delicious treats that the kids will love. A big thanks to Ramona Farrelly & Irish Country Living magazine for these images. Meringue Swirls with Lemon Curd and Cream Ingredients: 2 egg whites A pinch of salt 150g of caster […]

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Tara’s Weather Food Cast on LMFM (February)

For my second Weather Food Cast on LMFM’s Late Lunch with Gerry Kelly, I made a really simple and tasty Chicken & Orange Tray Bake and a super-light Chocolate & Orange “Web” Cake, perfect for getting the kids involved!  Listen to the podcast here Chicken Tray Bake with Green Salad Serves 4 8 Chicken pieces, […]

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DIY Traditional Christmas Cake Class,TV3’s Saturday AM- 3 parts

It’s always nice to get an early start on making your traditional Christmas Cake. This year, we are holding our first ever DIY Christmas Cake class where all you have to do is bring along your cake tin and bring home your cake, ready to bake.  We will have all your ingredients and equipment and […]

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Gluten Free Lemon & Mint Polenta Cakes in Irish Country Living Magazine

  These are gorgeously moist cakes. I love making them in a variety of shapes and sizes which look gorgeous for a smart afternoon tea. They are lovely summery, light cakes and I have just simply garnished them with edible flowers from the garden. (Makes approx. 10 depending on the size of your cake papers […]

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TV3’s Late Lunch Live & Gluten Free Lemon & Mint Polenta Cakes

These little cakes are a cinch to make and are perfect for those following a gluten free diet. Watch the recipe here

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Dessert of Passionfruit & Mango Tartlets

This is a really easy and quick dessert to make but is surprisingly satisfying at the same time ! I love the contrast between the tartness of the cinnamon greek yoghurt and the almond flavoured biscuits. These tartlets can be made in mini tart tins but I am serving them in tall, pretty glasses here. […]

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Flourless Chocolate & Almond Cake with Orange Ganache

I know it’s January and indulgent an recipe is kind of going against the grain but as I stare out the window at freezing lashing rain and gale force winds, I just want the comfort and endorphin release of this cake! I LOVE this cake! Almond, chocolate, orange…what more can you want from a cake? […]

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Mini Christmas Cakes

I have been making these mini Christmas cakes for about 5 years now and they always go down very well with both my family and with the students at my Christmas cookery classes. I took inspiration from Nigella Lawson’s recipe for Christmas cake with the addition of chestnut puree. I like the texture and earthy […]

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