Cookery Demo on RTE1 – the video

Cookery Demo on RTE1 – the video

    You can watch me make this badass cake on RTE playback’s archive here … just click on November 1 2015. The demo is at the beginning of the episode (at 1:20 minutes) and the assembly of the cake’s layers is much later in the programme after Mary McAleese (at 39:50). It looks like […]

Conversion, cups to grams

Conversion, cups to grams

1 CUP = ? g    I always get asked for conversions from cups to grams. So here you go! Ask, and you shall receive (4 years later admittedly, but I’ve been busy keeping mini humans alive). Please note that these are British / NZ / Ozzie cups. American cup size is a fraction smaller […]

Green Tea Macaroons

Green Tea Macaroons

I was never a fan of green tea despite its heroic health benefits. Black tea, its older cousin, often seduced me. White tea? Hell yeah. But never green. It whiffs of wet grass – not so attractive if you have Irish DNA. Matcha is different. This strange green powder is home to a series of […]

Real Bread – what you need to know

Real Bread – what you need to know

Yes. I eat bread. I think my personality would expire without it. Can’t get enough of rye sourdough toasted with crispy edges, soft warm centre and mmmizzled with spicy olive oil. There’s so much crap available in the supermarkets, it’s tricky to know what bread to submit to. You won’t regret finding a good, honest […]

Pruning …

Pruning …

Sun-drenched plums, anyone? Okay, not so sexy. But you know what’s really unsexy? Constipation. My mate Colonel Prune is packed with soluble and insoluble fibre, giving them the nifty ability to samba along our canals. These wrinkled fruits are what Californian jedi flag as a BF (best friend). Prunes works by spring-cleaning the gut with […]