Hearty wholesome Supper Party favourites

Recipe of the Month Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

With the long dark damp evenings fast approaching, it’s time to put the BBQ away and to stock up on some hearty wholesome Autumnal food. Below are two favourites of mine. Both being great Supper Party favourites… plus they freeze extremely well!! Happy Cooking!!

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Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding with Toasted Hazelnuts

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Florence Hunter’s Gooseberry and Elderflower Cheesecake

Recipe of the Month Aug 25, 2010 No Comments


Gooseberries are in season between June and August… and personally I think they are due a revival, with desserts such as gooseberry fool coming back into fashion. The classic green gooseberry is the perfect one for cooking and did you know that this berry is also rich in fibre and vitamin A?.

The recipe below is one that belongs to my Mother, Florence. As kids we used to go into the O’Connors (our next door neighbours) every week to pick their berries, as they would spend June and July away in France and they didn’t want their plentiful fruit going to waste! We were absolutely spoilt with an abundance of home grown Irish fruit – Thanks to Eileen and Turlough and their long Summer Holidays :) !!! Read more »