Drive-by post: My December recommendation

I’m not biased at all I swear (ok, that was a lie) but it’s my blog so I can be a little biased if I want to be. This month’s blog recommendation is a review blog about coffee and cake and other such delicacies.

Coffee with CormacCormac McLoughlin

Friends will already know this so I may as well lay it out on the table. Cormac is my boyfriend so there is some bias going on here but sure the world is not without bias and at least I’m presenting it upfront. Amn’t I very good?

coffee-164058_640Furthermore, if I was promoting this simply because I go out with the guy who writes it I would just put it on Facebook and say “Hey follow my boyfriend’s blog” meaning it might not actually be good but I have to share it. I wouldn’t dedicate a monthly recommendation on my blog if it wasn’t actually good. I’ve had to listen to him critique coffee in every establishment we’ve been to long enough to make him shut up and write it down. Turns out it’s actually good! So coffee and cake lovers must check it out for a guide to the best coffee and cake around. Mostly based in Dublin but with some from abroad.

 

All the don’ts for making brownies

A few weeks ago I attempted to make brownies, which turned out disastrously. I’m not bragging but I consider myself a decent baker and cook. If any of you have tried my sticky toffee pudding (see recipe here) or my chilli cheese wantons (see the starter here) I’m sure you would agree. So I decided to try my hand at some chocolate brownies. I used Donal Skehan’s book, Kitchen Hero and followed it exactly, yet my brownies did not cook properly and I ended up with chocolate liquidy mixture all over the bottom of my oven. I put the full recipe below and everyone should try it and let me know if it works because if it does I have to apologise to Donal for giving out to him on Twitter. Continue reading

Sticky toffee pudding

Right, I’ve decided my blog should stay┬ácompletely random. In fact, it should be even more random than it already is. So, here’s a recipe for sticky toffee pudding. Just for the craic. You can keep left over sauce in the fridge and reheat some of it in the microwave whenever you want some. It’s delicious.

Sticky toffee pudding.

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