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Summer Berry Traybake!

We love a traybake here in Ariel House. It is a lovely way of serving seasonal fruit and is always easy to slice up and serve to a crowd. We tend to use the same cake mixture and then change the flavours by adding fruit, chocolate, nuts and sometimes even dollops of cheesecake mixture. It […]

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Coffee & Walnut Bundt

In our kitchen we are always trying out new recipes and updating some of our tried and tested ones. A coffee & walnut cake is always received well by our guests and is lovely to have with a welcoming cup of tea. We serve a coffee & walnut tray bake on occasion as part of […]

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Ariel House April Favourites

Welcome to our monthly round up of all that has caught our eye in the previous month, Ariel House April Favourites! We love to share places we have visited, food we have eaten and news stories that have brightened our days!   The Spire There is nowhere quite like Dublin when the sun is shining! […]

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Ariel House – Junior Breakfast Menu!

We are fast approaching our busiest season of the year and are looking forward to welcoming lots of families in the coming months! Ariel House is a fantastic starting point for any holiday in the city and is the gateway to amazing day trips around Dublin and it’s surrounds. What better way to start of […]

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An Ariel House Favourite, Decadent Chocolate Brownies!

We posted the above picture to our Facebook account this week and it received such a positive reaction that we decided it would only be fair to share the recipe with you all! This is one of those recipes that we adapt to suit the seasons, we sometimes add nuts, chopped pears, sour cherries, dulce […]

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Ariel House Mixed Berry Traybake

A warm welcome, a cup of tea and some home baking such as this delicious traybake helps us to set the mood for our guests upon their arrival. We like to encourage our guests to take a seat in our drawing room, relax awhile and make themselves feel at home. Our home baking helps us […]

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Ariel House Strawberry Shortbreads

The very first Irish berries of 2016 appeared in our kitchen this week and we had no choice but to make our delicious strawberry shortbreads for our afternoon tea guests! The little shortbread biscuits are delicious served plain but with a dollop of cream and some fresh strawberries they are a knockout! Strawberries are such […]

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Easter Lemon Cupcakes

Another busy month is almost drawing to a close but we have one last occasion to celebrate. Easter Sunday is almost here and we have been busy practising our decorating skills on some delicious lemon cupcakes. We love Rachel Allen’s recipes and this simple recipe is always a winner for us. A delicious lemon flavour […]

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Shortbread Cookies at Ariel House!

These shortbread cookies are a staple here in Ariel House. They are fantastic to sandwich strawberries and cream together, delicious dipped in melted chocolate or simply dunked into a cup of hot tea! With just three ingredients required, they could not be any simpler. Ingredients 50g sugar 100g butter 150g plain flour Method Preheat the […]

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Afternoon Tea Pavlova at Ariel House.

It’s a miserable and wet afternoon in Dublin but we are looking forward to a busy weekend here in Ariel House! We have guests staying from all over the world and have two busy days of afternoon teas ahead. This pavlova is always a hit with our guests and we are always guaranteed to have […]

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