Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce Recipe

ingredients

  • 65g/2½oz Odlums Strong White Flour
  • 50g/2oz Butter or Margarine
  • 150ml/¼ pint Cold Water
  • 2 Eggs (Lightly beaten)
  • Filling:
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce:
  • 250g Carton of Cream
  • 150g Shamrock Dark Chocolate

methods

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a flat baking tray.
  • Place water and butter/margarine into a saucepan over a low heat until butter/margarine melts. Bring to a brisk boil.
  • Reduce heat and add sieved flour. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves sides of saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Add the eggs gradually and beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop dough in tablespoons about 3” apart into the greased baking tray. Alternatively put dough into an icing bag and pipe the dough out onto a baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes at the preheated oven temperature until puffed and golden.
  • Remove from oven and slit along one side. Allow to cool.
  • When cold, fill with whipped cream and serve with hot chocolate sauce.
  • Warm cream over a low heat. Add the chocolate and stir until chocolate has melted. Do not allow to boil. Serve warm over Profiteroles.

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Mini pancakes Recipe🥞

This is a Tesco recipe and doesn’t take long to cook. Go wild with your favourite toppings 🍓🍐🍌🍯 I made this for brunch today. These pancakes make the perfect breakfast or after-dinner treat.

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml semi-skilled milk
  • oil for greasing
  • toppings of your choice (I chose Big Red Kitchen Butterscotch Sauce)

Put the flour into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and about half of the milk.

Using a whisk, or wooden spoon, mix to a smooth, thick batter. You may need to add a little more milk if the batter is too thick to mix.

When the batter is smooth, gradually stir in the rest of the milk until it is well combined.

Add a small amount of oil to the frying pan; just enough to give a non-stick layer to the surface of the pan. Heat on high until the oil begins to smoke, then turn down the heat to medium.

Pour 15ml spoons of batter into the pan. This should make pancakes about 3cm in diameter.

Leave each pancake for about 30 seconds. Bubbles will appear on the surface and the mixture will start to set. Flip each pancake over using a palette knife or fish slice and leave for another 30 seconds.

I had 6 mini pancakes this morning for brunch with Butterscotch Sauce as the topping.

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Galway coffee and dining🍴☘️

There are so many places to eat in Galway city and county. It is no wonder Galway was awarded the European Capital of Culture 2020. Below are a list of coffee and food places I recommend in Galway city. This list is most definitely not exhaustive and I will update this blogpost regularly☕🍴

Coffee/Hot drinks: Espresso 44, Little Lane Coffee Company, Costa, Esquires Coffee, Javas Creperie, Starbucks (if you’re basic enough), Cupán Tae, Gourmet Tart Co, The Jungle Café, Renzo, Brazco Coffee Co., The Secret Garden, Mocha Beans, Poppy Seed, The Natural Way (Clarinbridge), Little Mammas, Espresso 44, Coco Café Salthill, Coffeewerk+Press, Little Collins CBD Dispensary, Éan Bakery&Restaurant, Jungle Café, An Tobar Nua, Kali Coffee Bar, Bar Italia Ciarlantini, Renzo – Gallery – Cafe, Ré Coffee + Design

Brunch: Dela, Ard Bia Nimmos, Mr. Waffle, Ground&Co, Javas Creperie, Hyde

Lunch: McCambridges, Pascal’s, Mr.Waffle, Mixgreens, Ground&Co, Café Temple, The Kitchen, The G Counter, Hyde, The Pasta Factory, The Gourmet Offensive, Urban grind, Café temple, The Creamery, Gourmet Food Parlour Salthill, The Old Barracks (Athenry)

Dinner: Park House, The Huntsmann Inn, Blake’s Brasserie on the corner, Martine’s, Papa Rich, Venice Italian, The Buddha Bar, Seven bar and restaurant, Éan Bakery&Restaurant


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Yoga and meditation🧘

I have recently started doing yoga and meditating more often. I was secretary of the yoga society at University this year, where I met lots of lovely likeminded people and helped organise events such as a morning swimrise, Tea for Thought, Cacao Ceremony and Mandala workshop. We often had food delivered from local vegetarian restaurants too.

Anybody can do yoga. Yoga is very beneficial, particularly if you’re an emotional sponge like me. There are lots of yoga channels with trained instructors on youtube. In todays world, we are swayed by other peoples opinions, beliefs and values. Yoga aligns you with your soul, inner being, true purpose and core values. Yoga connects you with you. Your ‘true self’. It is awakening, replenishing and reviving.

It helps to have a good yoga mat, one of which is on my shopping list. Things that may help you to relax are essential oils, candles and yoga music (lots on spotify) (be careful not to burn the house down). You can do yoga or meditation for as long as you want. It can be ten minutes, half an hour, or longer. You can do yoga or meditate alone, or you can do it with others, although this may be distracting and you may not feel the full benefits. Some people do yoga or meditate every day. If you only have time to do yoga once a week it is still beneficial.

Namaslay 🧘

Master Your Mind
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions

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☘️ Ireland travel destinations ☘️

The following are a list of places I’ve been to that I would recommend seeing if you have a few days to spend in Ireland. I will continue to update this list as I remember more places. This list is most definitely not exhaustive, Ireland is a beautiful little nation with much to offer.

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County Antrim

Giant’s Causeway

County Clare

The Burren, Hazel Mountain Chocolate Café, Burren perfumery, Aillwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle and folk park, Lahinch

County Cork

Fota Wildlife Park, English Market, Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone, Kinsale                                                                                                         

County Donegal

Bundoran town

Co. Dublin

Grafton street, O’Connell street, St. Stephens Green, Temple Bar area, Trinity College, Dun Laoghaire, Blackrock

Check out events: Bloom Gardening Festival, Women’s mini marathon, Dublin horse show

Co. Galway

Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, Aran Islands, Claddagh, Quay street, Galway’s Westend, Galway’s Latin Quarter, Farmer’s market, Coole Park, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, NUIG campus, Barna, Spiddal (Crafts village), Oughterard, Connemara

Check out events: Galway International arts festival, The Galway Races, Galway food festival, Galway 2020 European Capital of culture, Galway’s Westend Street Fest, Galway Film Fleadh

County Kerry

Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park

County Kildare

Kildare village, Irish National Stud&Gardens, Japanese Gardens

Co. Mayo

Achill Island, Croagh Patrick, Westport town, Ashford Castle

Co. Limerick

Adare village

Co. Roscommon

Roscommon Castle, Abbey Hotel Roscommon

Co. Sligo

Benbulben, Strandhill beach, Yeat’s grave

County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel

County Waterford

Tramore beach

Co. Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Bray Cliffwalk, The Happy Pear Restaurant

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