Entertaining & Occasions

5 Ways To Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

If your house is over-run with Easter eggs, then read on. Here are five of our favourite melt-and-make recipes, ideal for using up leftover Easter Eggs.  

Easter Egg Cake Pops

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Fun egg shaped cake pops decorated with sprinkles that are perfect for Easter. Use this delicious vanilla sponge and frosting recipe to make any cake pops, or you can also use your own favourite recipes. For the cake: 190g/6½oz self raising flour, sieved 155g/5½oz plain flour, sieved 1 tsp salt 250ml/9fl oz milk 2 tsp […]

Cooking This Easter?

Sun, 09 Apr 2017

Whether you are cooking for a crowd, or creating a meal for immediate family, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite, and start the Easter celebrations in style. The Family Table There is no table more important than the family one this Easter. Lamb is a natural choice, synonymous with Easter as it […]

Lynda Booth’s Easter Feast

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

Leading Irish chef, Lynda Booth began teaching people to cook in her house and went on to set up the award winning, Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock. Lynda  is one of the most passionate chefs and teachers in the country. If you are considering doing a cookery course in one of Ireland’s leading cookery schools, […]

Scotch Creme Eggs

Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Scotch Creme Eggs These fun versions of Scotch eggs are actually sweet! They’re no bake and easy to make, so kids will love making them. Even more, they’ll love eating them! Ingredients: About 300g vanilla sponge cake, Madeira loaf works well 2 generous tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam 2-3 generous tbsp vanilla buttercream frosting 8 […]

How To Make A Simple Buttercream

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

One of the most popular frostings for cakes and cupcakes, this buttercream is quick and easy to whip up, and you can flavour it in almost any way you like.   Ingredients: 225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened 500g/17½oz icing sugar 4 tbsp milk or cream 2 tsp vanilla extract ½ – 1 tsp salt Other flavourings: […]

Rainbow Cake

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Rainbow Layer Cake Delicious vanilla cake layers coloured in lovely pastel shades, then finished off with a lovely vanilla buttercream and a chocolate drizzle. This cake is a beautiful centrepiece for your Easter table! For the sponge: 9 egg whites, room temp 375ml milk, room temp 1 tbsp vanilla extract 410g plain flour, sifted 450g […]

Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Why not treat your Mum this Mother’s Day with some breakfast in bed. This delicious overnight oats with berries recipe brought to you by Keelings can be made in three different ways, so all you have to do is pick whichever one your Mum will enjoy most, and get cracking. Make the most of Mother’s […]

7 Times We Will Always Need Our Mammy In The Kitchen

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a Mammy. Here at I Love Cooking, our Mammies are never far from the phone… because we stalk them seventy times a day, asking them stupid questions that often cause them to hang up on us. Here are […]

Top 5 Mother’s Day Cakes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to spoil your Mum than with a homemade cake! You can get the kids involved to make it extra special. Check out our baking with kids tips here. We have put together a list of our top 5 cakes that your Mum and the rest of […]

5 Dishes To Cook This St Patrick’s Day

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We consulted our foodie friends and have come up with five killer dishes to whip up today, and feel truly, truly Irish. Enjoy! Warm St Patrick’s Day Salad Catherine Fulvio couldn’t celebrate Paddy’s Day without this food combination – hot potatoes & smoked salmon! The wilted, yet crispy radicchio balances the […]

Get Your Free Apples For World Pi Day

Wed, 08 Mar 2017

Free Bramley’s available for apple pie bakers! World Pi(e) Day is celebrated around the world on March 14th . Bord Bia and Con Traas of Irish Apple Growers Association have teamed up to mark the occasion. To celebrate the day in Ireland this year they are calling for Irish consumers to take part in the #IrishApplePieChallenge. Consumers […]