Entertaining & Occasions

7 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Mon, 23 Dec 2019

Lots of us enjoy a family breakfast on Christmas morning before the turkey begins to cook and the madness of Christmas day begins. Here’s our top seven Christmas breakfast ideas to inspire the most breakfast loving amongst you!   Happy Christmas everyone!

10 Easy Christmas Cheats

Sun, 22 Dec 2019

10 Easy Christmas Cheats Can’t face a load of late night cooking in the run up to Christmas? Check out our top ten festive cheats to make last minute entertaining, a doddle. Booze It Up Add a ‘homemade’ feel to jarred mincemeat and cranberry sauce by spiking them with a drop of port or whiskey. […]

Top 5 Christmas Side Dishes

Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Sure of your turkey and ham but not a clue what to serve with it? Worry not, as we reveal our top five side dishes to serve on Christmas day. It’s a hard call for most people. While we want to create a sumptuous feast, we don’t want to create more food waste via uneaten […]

Butlers Unveil Chocolate Cookbook

Fri, 06 Dec 2019

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! Butlers Unveil Chocolate Cookbook Just in Time for Christmas Butlers Chocolates, Chocolate Masters since 1932, have unveiled their first ever cookbook inspired by favourites from the extensive Butlers Collection. Destined to become an instant best seller, the cookbook contains 60 delicious, chocolate-based recipes to suit every occasion from family fun days to […]

Minty Hot Chocolate

Sun, 01 Dec 2019

Minty Hot Chocolate Something to warm your fingers and toes, a lovely hot mug of minty hot chocolate made with real chocolate, milk and crushed candy canes. Ingredients: 2-3 peppermint flavoured candy canes 500ml milk 80g good quality dark chocolate, grated Marshmallows and extra candy canes to serve Method: Place 2 or 3 candy canes […]

Take The Stress Out Of Christmas Day

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Devouring an amazing Christmas feast shouldn’t mean slaving away for 12 hours while the rest of your family gets to enjoy the day. With our handy tips and tricks, take our advice and take the stress out of Christmas day. And of course, make sure to drink some mulled wine! PLAN, PLAN AND PLAN AGAIN […]

How to make pavlova

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

A traditional Pavlova has a lovely tall meringue base that’s crunchy on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside. It is then loaded with whipped cream and a fruit which is slightly tart, so we’ve topped ours with beautiful blushing red summer strawberries. We’ve included plenty of tips and tricks in the method […]

Top 6 Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

We absolutely love strawberries especially as they are in season. They are juicy and sweet and make scrumptious Summer desserts, here are our top 6 strawberry dessert recipes: 6. Strawberry Millefeuille Strawberry Millefeuille 5. Eton Mess  4. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 3. Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake. This no-bake cheesecake is a fantastic summer dessert. A […]

Rainbow Cake

Sun, 14 Apr 2019

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 […]

Hot Cross Buns Masterclass

Mon, 08 Apr 2019

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 […]

Top 3 Healthy Pancake Toppings

Sun, 03 Mar 2019

Pancakes are tasty treats that can be served up as part of a lazy weekend breakfast, a speedy snack or as a delicious dessert. This Pancake Tuesday we bring you perfect pancakes with our top 3 healthy toppings. Pancake Perfection: To make approx. 12 delicious pancakes, you will need: 125g plain flour 300ml of milk 1 […]

How To Shuck An Oyster

Fri, 08 Feb 2019

How to shuck oysters with Niall Sabongi – Klaw, Temple Bar, Dublin. Fancy treating that special someone to a delightful treat this Valentine’s Day? Here is Niall’s step by step guide to shucking oysters along with 3 simple yet mind blowing recipes What You’ll Need: Oysters Oyster knife Damp tea towel or stainless steel glove […]