Tag: #bread

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Simplicity is best: Chocolate Hazelnut berry slices

I love Crema Novi, more so than other chocolate spreads because it has a higher content of hazenuts and contains no other fats other than those found in the nuts and cocoa itself.

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Tear and Share yeast-free bread

This quick bake produces yeast free fresh rolls which great to serve when feeding a crowd. These soda bread rolls can be made in a few minutes and baked in 20 minutes.

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Take-to-work ideas: Barley Bread Sandwich

Barley bread is a drier loaf and therefore withstands getting soggy if prepared in advance. Make the sandwiches as close as possible to the time they are being served otherwise they may dry out and it is a pity if you are using bread that is very fresh.

South African Corn Bread

‘A delicious savory quick all-in-one bake that is great as a snack or to accompany a soup or salad.’ You will need: 500g self raising four 150g cheddar 200g sweetcorn 400ml yoghurt 2 eggs 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon natural stock powder 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon fresh marjoram, finely chopped pinch of dried marjoram Sea salt and … Read More South African Corn Bread

Quick and Easy Breads (with no yeast, no eggs, no butter)

Easy Olive Bread (with no yeast, no eggs, no butter) ‘Quick and easy home made breads based on traditional Irish Soda bread are always a welcome addition to any supper or meal.  Work quickly and as soon as the dough comes together stop kneading and place it immediately in a hot pre-heated oven for the best results’ For the olive bread, you will need: … Read More Quick and Easy Breads (with no yeast, no eggs, no butter)

The birds sing, the sun shines and the People’s President is sworn in ….

I sit in the garden, the weather is glorious and I am overwhelmed by the brilliant light we are accustomed to here, a brightness I appreciate so much after years of English gray skies. And as my minestra cooks indoors, I watch the inauguration of the 9th President on my IPad. On the screen I see well-wishers from all walks of life as the … Read More The birds sing, the sun shines and the People’s President is sworn in ….

The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

I share with you today a photo from the party on Friday hosted by Ambassador Hennessy which many of you have asked about. The Dancers on a special visit to the island for St Patrick’s gave a magnificent performance. They wear blue which was the original color associated with St Patrick but over the years the tradition changed to the color of three leaf … Read More The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

Yammie’s Noshery and baking Auntie Anne’s pretzels

The first food blog I started to follow was Yammie’s Noshery and that was after finding her recipe to make Auntie Anne’s pretzels about two years ago. I made them, we ate them. They were wonderful, tasting of New York, triggering many good memories. And I started to follow Yammie’s blog. She impresses me by her mature outlook to life. She is only 20 … Read More Yammie’s Noshery and baking Auntie Anne’s pretzels

And from the island of love, a poem from the Professor …. Roasted Grape Loaf

Poetry and love go together and this being the month of love makes it a good time to share a poem by Professor Oliver Friggieri which he wrote at my request a few months ago after a discussion on the use of local food in poetry. I got to know the Professor and his wife Eileen well, sitting around their kitchen table as he … Read More And from the island of love, a poem from the Professor …. Roasted Grape Loaf

The Mediterranean Dream and Orange Walnut Stromboli

It is bright, sunny and glorious on the island today. Over the last year I have written a lot about The American Dream on this blog and in the local press. As we turn on our TVs we see the bad freezing weather conditions all over the world and once again I am reminded that I live the Mediterranean Dream every day that I … Read More The Mediterranean Dream and Orange Walnut Stromboli

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Banana Yoghurt Bread or Muffins with no added fats

This is a cake with no added fats. It is a moist all-in-one cake, my type of cake, completely hassle-free to make. And banana bread is such a great way to use up all the over ripe fruit. I also add the juice of one lemon and it retains a very good

Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

. This is Ronan Hennessy. He is 16 years old today… happy birthday Ronan ! He loves living on the island and has made a lot of friends and feels very settled here. He plays a lot of sports and especially likes football. Ronan appreciates the warm weather and the island’s mild winters. He also enjoys local food and cooking and last year he … Read More Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe