Easy peasy Irish soda bread with parmesan cheese

Difficulty 1/5

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

30min Raisin scones

Difficulty 1/5

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

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

Difficulty 1/5

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 ❤

Continue reading Apple and tea cake

Sweet and gooey cinnamon rolls

Difficulty 2/5

I have to say cinnamon rolls are my favourite treat to go with my coffee. Years ago I used to order them in Starbucks and would LOVE them so much, and then they changed provider and now they’re dry and awful. Point is, I was aiming for those I used to like, so I actually did 3 batches and was really glad about the end result (3 time’s the charm!). I aimed for the dough to have a great taste as well as the sugar filling or if not it’s just basically a dish for melted sugar, and finally I got it :). Don’t be scared because they have yeast in them, they are actually quite easy to make and I promise you will ADORE the end result.  Continue reading Sweet and gooey cinnamon rolls

Chunky orange marmalade

Difficulty 2/5

When life gives you oranges… make marmalade! Literally life gave me lots of oranges (in the form of my neighbour’s tree dropping them on my side of the wall), and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make an amazing, chunky marmalade and show you how to deal with citruses and getting the most flavour out of them. Usually, you get more of an orange jam rather than a proper marmalade, made with orange juice and really light. This one, however is made with both the pulp AND the skin, treated in such a way that it’s not bitter at all but rather soft and sweet. It takes more work, that’s correct, but it’s sooo worth it! Eat it with toasts, cheese, cocktails, anything your heart desires. Or, change the fruit to another citrus and repeat 🙂 I hope you love it as much as I do!

P.D. It makes a great gift Continue reading Chunky orange marmalade

Spectacular banana bread with walnuts

Difficulty 1/5

I’ve been wanting to do a banana bread for you guys for a while now, and I finally got around to make it. I love it because the fact that it has banana pulp inside makes it really moist, and also the fact that I cook them in butter first makes the banana extra sweet. It’s perfect for your daily cup of coffee or tea and the walnuts really help to give a nice crunch that I love to have in almost everything I cook. I hope you like it 🙂 Continue reading Spectacular banana bread with walnuts