Use up Mashed Potatoes and Make Irish Potato Bread

Potato bread in my opinion is the best bit of an Ulster fry. Although we can buy a version of potato bread here in England it doesn’t quite taste the same as the bread we get in Northern Ireland.

I recently came across my old school cookery notebook and the first recipe in it is for Potato Bread.  I remember it being one of the best things I ever cooked at school and as I had some leftover mashed potato I gave it another go.  It was delicious. Here is how to make it:

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Pickled Cucumbers

Some in our family are very fond of gherkins and pickled cucumbers (apart from gherkins being smaller, I don’t think there is a difference). As our local market had lovely fresh cucumbers this week, I decided to have a go at pickling them. It was easier than I thought it would be




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Beer and Chocolate Cake for Non Cake Eaters

I found this idea on pinterest It was perfect for the fathers of the family on Father’s Day, especially those who profess to not liking cake. The tutorial is on

I should have taped the chocolate bars to the bottle as is suggested in the tutorial – as you can see, they’ve slipped a bit.

The Best Rocky Road Ever

This really is one of the best rocky road recipes ever.

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Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

I wish you could smell this – it is amazing.  I’ve just made a batch of Marinara Sauce in my Slow Cooker/Crock Pot and have another batch that I prepared at the same time, waiting in the fridge to cook tomorrow. Continue reading