Coffee Cake Recipe☕

This recipe is by bbcgoodfood and turned out great- I would definitely make it again. This coffee cake is a lovely dessert that would go well with your favourite beverage☕

ingredients

  • 170g butter or margarine, plus extra for the tins
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170g self-raising flour 
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water (add more if you like it stronger)
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1½ tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
  • strawberry jam (optional)
  • walnuts or cherries, to decorate (optional)

method

  • Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line and butter two 18cm sandwich tins. Add the sugar and butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and pale.
  • Whisk the eggs in a mug with a fork, then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. (Make sure you don’t use all the flour.) 
  • When the eggs have been fully combined into the mix, add the rest of the flour and the baking powder and fold it in gently.
  • Add the dissolved coffee to the mixture, still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 25-30 min until risen and firm and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Can be frozen at this stage.
  • Meanwhile, make the icing by beating the icing sugar with the butter until light and fluffy, then add the dissolved coffee. Whisk, then cover and set aside until ready to ice the cake.
  • Spread half the icing on the bottom of one sponge and spread the strawberry jam on the bottom of the other, if using. Sandwich together, then spread the remaining icing on top. Decorate with walnuts or cherries, if you like.


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https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/coffee-cake

Three Ingredient Muffins Recipe🍌🍯

This recipe is by the Food Anatomist. These muffins are quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed as a mid-morning snack or with a bowl of ice-cream✨

ingredients

For the cupcakes:

Oats, 1 cup

Bananas, x3 large

Cinnamon, x3 tablespoons

Topping:
Cashew butter, x3 heaped tablespoons

Agarve syrup/honey, 1 tablespoon

Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Blend the oats well.
  • Mix the oats, mashed bananas and cinnamon well and place the mixture equally into six muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool for 20.
  • Mix together the cashew butter, honey and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Spread the mixture evenly over each muffin with a spoon. Allow muffins to cool before adding the topping.

Fam feedback:

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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May, 2020

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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Favourite Irish food brands☘️🛒

Whether you are planning a trip to Ireland or are a foodie like me, be sure to try out these iconic Irish food brands that you are sure to love.

🥣

Flahavans

Weetabix

🍫🍓🧀🍿🍘🍪

Cadburys

Keelings Fruit- Love to Grow

Irish Farmhouse Cheese

Glenisk

Manhattan Popcorn

Tayto

Walkers

O’Donnells

Keogh’s

Kelkin

Jacobs

McVitie’s

🍵🍞🥔

Cully&Sully

Brennan’s Bread

Irish Pride

Strong Roots

🍯🧈

Ballymaloe

Kerrygold

🍦

HB Ice cream

Barry’s Tea

Lyons Tea

🥛🧃🥤

Avonmore

MiWadi

Kia Ora

Club Orange

Fruice

☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

Every year, my friend Alanna and I attend Bloom-Ireland’s Largest Gardening Festival. This summer, Bloom is not going ahead as usual in Phoenix Park, however Bord Bia suggests attending Bloom At Home on Sunday, May 31st. Check out more bordbiabloom.com

Comment below if you have any other suggestions or if you have tried any of these💭


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