Entertaining & Occasions

How To Make Scones Masterclass

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

We have teamed up with the ‘King of Bread’ Patrick Ryan, Firehouse Bakery, for a new recipe series. Patrick will be showcasing how to make different doughs and new bread recipes. So moving slightly away from bread Patrick shows us how to perfect the humble scone. He has put his own twist on these ones […]

Irish Strawberry Cream Sponge

Fri, 30 Mar 2018

Keelings Irish Strawberry Cream Sponge Are you looking for the ultimate showstopper? Then you need to try Keelings Irish Strawberry Cream Sponge. It is a simple recipe but looks spectacular. Ingredients: For the sponge 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 225g self-raising flour For the filling 600ml double cream […]

Your Easy To Prepare Easter Feast

Wed, 28 Mar 2018

Show off your cooking skills without stressing out with our super easy to prepare an Easter feast for six people. This feast is ideal  for entertaining, because the whole menu tastes best at room temperature.   Easter Menu Shredded Slow Roasted Lamb or Vegetable Tagine Served with: Smoked Paprika Quick Flatbreads Chunky Roast Vegetables With Feta Moroccan […]

12 Easter Recipes For Family Entertaining

Tue, 27 Mar 2018

Here at I Love Cooking, Easter weekend means family, and with that comes a LOT of eating. We prefer our weekend celebrations to be relaxed affairs, with food that can be shared and enjoyed warm or cold – at whatever time of the day we choose to eat it. Load up on some of our […]

Chocolate Berry Tart

Mon, 26 Mar 2018

Chocolate Berry Tart This dessert makes a beautiful centrepiece for any celebration. It is no-bake and very simple to make and it is decadent enough to serve between 12 – 16 people. The pistachio nuts can be replaced with fresh mint leaves or you could even add a few chocolate truffles or mini chocolate Easter […]

Shane Smith’s Top 5 Easter Treats

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Master Pastry Chef, Shane Smith has nearly 20 years’ experience working in some of the world’s most celebrated pastry kitchens across the globe. The Co. Cavan native is Head Pastry Chef and Head of Product Development at Airfield Estate in Dundrum. We are delighted to team up with Shane to bring you his top 5 […]

Easter Egg Cake Pops

Wed, 21 Mar 2018

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 […]

Hot Cross Buns Masterclass

Sat, 17 Mar 2018

Hot Cross Buns Masterclass With Patrick Ryan Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter, you will find them everywhere through March and April, but if you ask me, hot cross buns are something that can be enjoyed all year round. Warm from the oven, toasted and smothered with butter, or simply enjoyed with a cup […]

Catherine Fulvio’s St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

Once again Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School in Wicklow,  crossed the Atlantic to join the all-female anchors, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, of NBC’s Today on the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Friday 16th March, to show how to bring a flavour of Ireland to America and beyond. Catherine prepared a Wicklow Beef casserole […]

5 Dishes To Cook This St Patrick’s Day

Mon, 12 Mar 2018

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 […]

Top 5 Mother’s Day Cakes

Tue, 06 Mar 2018

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 […]

Top 25 Cookery Schools in Ireland

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

25 Cracking Cookery Schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland Nothing will set you on the right food path than a great cookery course. In Ireland, we are blessed with some incredible places to learn how to cook or how to improve on our skills. With so much on offer it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but […]