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Ariel House; Tomorrow is December!

Tomorrow is December! It is hard to believe that in a couple of hours we will be into the final month of 2016 and the start of the festivities that December inevitably brings with it. 2016 seems to have been such a quick year, it seems no time since we were preparing for the 2015 […]

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Ariel House; Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea The festive season is almost upon us and our chefs Rose, Ulisses and Manu have been busy preparing our festive afternoon tea menu. December is one of our favourite months here in Ariel House, our beautiful Christmas tree shines brightly in our drawing room, our mantles are adorned with festive swags and […]

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Ariel House; Trivago Award!

We are absolutely thrilled to have won Best Hotel Breakfast in Ireland from Trivago in their 2017 awards. Our guesthouse owner Jennie McKeown completed the Ballymaloe Cookery Course in 2011 and from that an ethos of sourcing and serving the best quality produce we can find stemmed. Our kitchen and ovens are always serving up […]

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Ariel House; Chocolate Mousse Pots

Chocolate Mousse The weather is slowly but surely getting colder day by day as we march into November. Our kitchen staff are already looking ahead and planning our Christmas menus. Our Christmas wreaths and garlands are on order and we are looking forward to spreading some Christmas cheer all around the house. But for now […]

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Ariel House; Savoury Sandwiches

Dainty savoury sandwiches are an essential introduction to the ceremony of afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is a tradition that is as much about the conversation as it is about the treats. Savoury sandwiches should be no more than three bites and essential that you can hold it in one hand. When preparing afternoon tea you […]

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Ariel House; Zesty Orange Cake.

“No matter what the question is, cake is the answer” A moist cake that is easy to slice up is always a joy to serve to people. This orange cake is the very cake for you if you have people calling and you want to serve them up something delicious alongside a hot cup of […]

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Ariel House; Best Irish Potato Cakes!

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.” ― A.A. Milne Here […]

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Ariel House Recipes; Lamingtons

We made lamingtons this week in our kitchen after one of our chefs came across them in a cookbook and thought they looked delicious. He definitely wasn’t wrong as they are to die for! Light coconut sponge, dipped in chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut, what’s not to like about a lamington! Ingredients; 175g […]

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Ariel House; Crispy Bacon Soda Bread

Soda bread is such a traditional Irish thing to make in your kitchen. It is such a quick bread and because baking soda is used as a leavening agent you can make it and eat a round of soda bread within an hour! The joy of eating fresh soda bread, slathered in real Irish butter, […]

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Ariel House; Sticky Buns!

These sticky buns made with an enriched bread dough are so deliciously moreish and impossible to resist. A layer of sticky maple butter and chopped walnuts will you have you licking your fingers and asking for more. There are quite a few steps in the recipe but the end result is worth it. We took […]

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