BBQ Time

I can’t believe this great weather we are having. Especially in Ireland it’s something that doesn’t happen too often. It would be rude not to have a BBQ. Below is a list of some BBQ ideas that I love. Hopefully it can give you some inspiration! 🙂 Ingredients: Meat options; beef burgers, chicken burgers, chicken…

Delicious Homemade Cookies

With lots of chocolate in the house after Easter we decided to use them up based on the recipe from BBC Good Food. Please see link below: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vintage-chocolate-chip-cookies This recipe is great. The 200g of chocolate chips we divided into 4 different types of cookies. We made Cadbury Buttons cookies (75g), Galaxy (plain) (50g), Galaxy…

Faith and Keith’s Pesto

Thank you so much for sending this to us via our instagram page @cookingincookley. It just looks incredible! Faith and Keith have been making this for the past couple of years and love it. They have wild garlic growing near them in the forest. We will have to try this Donal Skehan recipe! Let us…

Carrot Cake

Ingredients (serves 12 portions): Cake: 225g/8 oz self-raising flour 1.5 tsp baking powder 1.25 tsp baking soda 1.5 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 3 eggs beaten 175g/6 oz granulated sugar 157ml/6 fl oz vegetable oil 200g/8 oz carrots grated 50g/2 oz walnuts, roughly chopped 50g/2 oz sultanas (optional) 3 rings of tinned pineapple Icing: 100g/4…

Chocolate chip scones made with cream

Chocolate chip scones made with cream. They are definitely worth the extra cals! Nom nom! Best served with tay! #chocolatechipscones #homemadescones #cookingincookley #enjoyfood #enjoymakingfood #bakingistherapy #whattodowhenstuckindoors ! ————————————————————— Ingredients (makes 6) * 280 g/10 oz. Plain flour, sifted * 1 tablespoon baking powder * 50 g/1.7 oz. granulated sugar * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 75 g/2.6 oz. cold butter, cut into small cubes…

Afternoon Tea

The top tier consists of Jamie Oliver’s chocolate pots which we served with strawberries and shortbread. We found these to be very rich and probably wouldn’t make them again, but they looked good! Please see link below for this recipe: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-pots#spotim-comments The middle tier has chocolate chip scones made from cream. These were really tasty…

Bacon Soda Bread

Our Mam used to make this bread for us and it would all be eaten before it got a chance to cool. I used to love it with cream cheese on top. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m not eating meat anymore so Elaine was flying the flag for this one! Ingredients: 450g plain flour 1 tsp caster…

Slow-cooker three-bean chilli with jacket potato/brown rice

Elaine is the master of the slow-cooker. This recipe is really versatile as you can have this chili with jacket potatoes or rice. You could also make it into a burrito for lunch. It is absolutely gorgeous and full of flavour. There’s always the option of adding meat as well, you could cook it off…

Raclette in the Alps

We had the most amazing time in Les Arcs 2000. The food we cooked was one of our highlights. I had never had this before which made it extra special for me. We went to the local shop and they recommended 200g/head of raclette cheese. This was the perfect amount and we had some leftover…