Easy peasy Irish soda bread with parmesan cheese

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Bread… what an amazing invention. That smell of bread that just came out the oven is completely irresistible. Given that right now I’m in Dublin, I thought it was apropiate to share this recipe with you. It’s soooo easy! It doesn’t even need yeast; it’s actually called soda bread because it uses bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. It’s more compact than a yeasted bread but it’s completely exquisite. I love to toast it and put some butter on it… YUM! As always, it’s my version of the recipe with some changes I like in my baked goods, like the parmesan cheese. You can also put raisins instead or nuts if you want it on the sweet side. Continue reading Easy peasy Irish soda bread with parmesan cheese

Gooey chocolate chip cookies filled with peanut butter

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I love chocolate chip cookies, but oooonly those that are soft and gooey, not the ones you have to bite and sounds CRACK. I like to bend them and take a piece and have it melt in my mouth… YUM! I want more, is there any left? And these I filled with a thin layer of peanut butter. The idea is not to have a predominant peanut butter taste but to have that nice salty touch in the middle. Also, this dough works perfectly without the filling, so the peanut butter is optional… but recommended! Continue reading Gooey chocolate chip cookies filled with peanut butter

30min Raisin scones

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I’ve been living in England for more than a year now and one of the things I love the most is its tea times. I think the idea of eating small pies, pastries, sandwiches and … SCONES in the middle of the afternoon is a brilliant idea. And all this accompanied by a lovely tea. So yeah, I had to do a scone recipe, and this one takes only 30min. I’ve eaten a whole bunch and this one is really nice because even if it’s crumbly (as it should) it’s not dry but nicely moist in the middle, which I achieved on the second try of the recipe after some tweaks. Also, I love the sweetness of the raisins in this dough, but they are completely optional 😉 Continue reading 30min Raisin scones

Triple chocolate oatmeal cookie bars

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If it has oatmeal it counts as breakfast, right? These bars are A-MA-ZING. Addiction warning though, because once you have one is hard to stop yourself for more. And because one set of chocolate chips is not nearly enough, I used white, milk and dark chocolate chips, which are optionally joined by toasted hazelnuts. The dough is nice and soft but the oatmeal and hazelnuts add a nice crunch. If you can’t get chips, use chocolate couverture and chop into small squares. Enjoy these beauties 🙂 Continue reading Triple chocolate oatmeal cookie bars

Blackberry mini pies

Difficulty 2/5

Pies ❤ what’s not to love about them! There’s something absolutely magical about food contained within food, specially when both taste amazing. And here I want to stop for a second to say that the dough being tasty is as important as the filling, because if not, you can eat a bowl of blackberries and that’s it. And this crust is genius, so go ahead and make it, it’s worth it. Crunchy, slightly salty and the perfect complement for sweet and juicy blackberries. You can also make these in a large pie version, I put the different measures below. Continue reading Blackberry mini pies

Apple and tea cake

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This cake is tea time’s best friend ever. It has apple inside the batter as well as on top, and not to mention that tea is actually an ingredient. It’s amazingly moist and tasty, and will make a great companion for a rustic meal or any teatime whatsoever. It’s also very easy, it just takes a bit of patience in the oven as it takes some time to bake, but the wait is absolutely worth it. The smell that comes out when it’s in the oven makes you want to eat it half-raw ❤

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Fudgy and chocolate-y brownies

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Everyone needs a go-to recipe for brownies, and my absolute favourite are the fudgy, gooey ones. To eat one and feel how it just melts in your mouth is absolute perfection. You can use this as a base and then add whatever you like: chocolate chips (milk, dark, white), nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds), fudge, caramel, etc! The sky is the limit. Brownies are generally easy and this one is not the exception. The only critical point is the cooking degree, it has to be just enough so that a skewer comes out clean from the center and any longer will cook out the gooey-ness, but other than that it’s a piece of cake… I mean, brownie. As a cool idea, it’s nice to give a gift of the dry mix in a nice container and include instructions for the rest 🙂 Continue reading Fudgy and chocolate-y brownies