I promise I don’t exist simply to reblog Smitten Kitchen recipes. It’s just that I follow that blog on Facebook, save a lot of the links, and thus have easy access to them. ANYWAY. Some time ago my husband sent me this cookie recipe from The New York Times. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad… Continue reading Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
My birthday is coming up in about a week and last weekend we had a shared family birthday celebration with my parents and cousins. I volunteered to bake my own birthday cake because I have been wanting to make this cake for a long while now. My husband (among other people though I can’t understand… Continue reading Chocolate peanut butter cake
I’ve made proper soda bread for this blog before but this has come to be my favorite version, and this one is tarted up with currants, butter and egg. SO BE IT because it is very good. This is also a great bread to give as a gift, and I have split up one batch to… Continue reading Ina Garten’s Irish Soda Bread
I’m still in an America’s Test Kitchen rut, this time with their Best Almond Cake. It’s from the same episode as the British-Style Currant Scones. (Free registration is required to get both of these recipes.) I’ve been wanting to make an almond cake for a while. My husband is a big fan of marzipan and almond… Continue reading Best Almond Cake
As I’ve mentioned before I have a scone-specific obsession. On our trips to Ireland I insist on packing myself full of scones and of course they vary in style and quality like any other food item, but trying to replicate the taste and texture of the best ones once we’re home has been a (delicious,… Continue reading ATK British-Style Currant Scones
Some time ago, perhaps after my first trip to Ireland but sometime before we went back to get married nearly two years later, I discovered and began reading Farmette, a lovely blog by Imen McDonnell. I was taken in by her story – after all, I too fell in love with an Irishman and married… Continue reading The Farmette Cookbook.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m typically quite bad at baking bread but I’ve improved of late. In fact, I’ll have an updated recipe for brown bread just as soon as I made another loaf and remember to take pictures of it before we eat all of it. Yeast breads though – woof. I’ve gotten better… Continue reading No-Knead Crusty Bread.