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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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Shrove Tuesday at Ariel House!

Shrove Tuesday: ‘Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those (including Louisiana) where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival […]

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A New Year at Ariel House!

Welcome back to the Ariel House blog! We reopened our doors on Saturday after carrying out some essential maintenance works over the festive period and we are delighted to be back meeting our guests and spoiling them with treats from our kitchen. This tray bake is always so popular with our guests, delicious with a […]

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An Ariel House Christmas!

Christmas in Ariel House is a very special time of year. We meet lots of families returning to spend time with their loved ones, we make dozens of delicious mince pies to share with our guests, we decorate our tree and remember what a wonderful year we have had, all washed down with a glass […]

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An Ariel House Welcome – Truffles!

We like to ensure that every guest that comes through the door in Ariel House receives a ‘Cead Mile Failte’ which literally means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’! Whether you have travelled thousands of miles or just popped down the road we like to make sure that you know we are so pleased to have you […]

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