Author Archives: sycarroll

About sycarroll

I'm a mild-mannered scientist by day and a food enthusiast by night. My idea for this blog was (with the assistance of my fantastic boyfriend, Fabian) to share some recipes of my own creation and other recipes that I have personally found to work out well and all going well, some posts on the great local food we have in Ireland.

Spaghetti with Kale Pesto, Goat Cheese and Spicy Squid

Every season Tesco release a free Tesco Family Living Magazine. It a great magazine for inspiration. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. In the most recent one, one of their recipes stood out to me. It was the … Continue reading

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Mini Chocolate Cakes with Blood Orange Syrup and Blood Orange Marmalade Rippled Cream filling.

For Fabian birthday a while back, I baked a Black Forest Gateau, however it was so extravagant that I end up with a extra layer. Yes you read that right! While searching for birthday cake idea I came across a James … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateau

Anyone who know me or has followed this blog for a while know that I don’t need much for excuse to bake something. So when Fabian come to Cork recently for a belated 30th birthday celebration I know I had … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Marmalade

A few weeks ago before Christmas me and Fabian end up seeing Paddington (the movie). It was just amazing film so much fun. One of the opening scene is Paddington with this family making Marmalade. That scene just made it … Continue reading

Posted in Jam and Marmalade | Tagged Blood Orange, Blood orange marmalade, breakfast, , , , Homemade Gift, Marmalade, | 1 Comment

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Brownies are just one these easy and scrumptious dessert to make. Here the addition of the cheesecake layer add to this heavely mixture. These look amazing and are so easy to make but will still wow any guest! I’ve double … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Gift Ideas, Pot-Luck | Tagged , Brownies, Cheesecake, , , , , , Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, Tasty, Wow | 3 Comments

Mince Pie Fudge

Mince Pie Fudge is a glorious creation. Whoever come up with idea well done, but I must admit it is not good for your healthy. I only make it once a year! It simple vanilla fudge with some broken up … Continue reading

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Mini Mince Pie

I must admit that I love anything in miniature form. Most desert or baking just look better in a small version, plus you do not feel quite as guilty with these ones! This is a slight alternation of this recipe. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclairs With Diplomatic Cream

So chocolate éclairs are one of these amazing bit of French baking! Somehow I never made shoe paste or choux pastry. Now I not going to lie to you, this does take some time and is not that easy but is … Continue reading

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Monster Macarons-Almonds Macarons and White Chocolate Ganache with Popping Candy

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays! I know some people think Halloween as a very American holiday but I really think it is one of the most fun, stress-free holidays of the year!  I love baking Macarons and I don’t … Continue reading

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ambul thiyal-Sour Fish Curry

One of favourite curry to cook is Kukul Mas Curry, every since I first discover it I’ve add a bit of obsession with Sri Lanka food. So the other week when I wanted to cook a fish curry I turn to … Continue reading

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