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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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Ariel House; Hello September!

I always feel that September brings with it an air of new beginnings and fresh starts. Our summer season is drawing to a close and school is back, which for me feels like the start of a new year. We will soon be walking along paths filled with crunchy orange leaves and complaining about dark […]

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Our Top Five Afternoon Tea Recipes from Ariel House!

We are so excited as tonight our favourite baking show The Great British Bake Off is back! We are looking forward to lots of new recipes, fancy fondants, rum babas, outrageous cakes and some traditional baking thrown in for good measure. It is such a wonderful show and the whole family can sit down and […]

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Ariel House Favourites; Mini Chocolate Muffins

Mini Chocolate Muffins These mini chocolate muffins are always a hit with our guests and are almost always the first things to disappear from our cake stand. The combination of the light sponge mixture and the luscious topping is absolutely delicious and one of them is definitely never enough.   ¬†Ingredients (makes 12 muffins) 60g […]

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Ariel House Favourites; Apple & Cinnamon Cake

Ariel House Favourites; Apple & Cinnamon Cake! We love looking through cookbooks and testing out various different cakes that we think our guests will like. Mary Berry is one of our favourite bakers and we love her baking cookbooks as her recipes always turn out well and are loved by our guests. We came across […]

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Ariel House; Garden Party Tips

Garden Party Tips! Summer has arrived and what better way to celebrate than to host a garden party. Bunting, scatter cushions, brightly coloured glassware and delicious nibbles will all combine to make an afternoon to remember. Such a lovely way to catch up with family & friends! We adore these fabulous kilner drink dispensers and […]

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Ariel House; Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs Chocolate eclairs are such a timeless treat. I remember being brought into Bewleys on Grafton Street when I was a child for a treat of a chocolate eclair and a mug of hot chocolate. I can still see the eclairs piled high on a cake stand, oozing fresh cream and delicious looking chocolate […]

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Ariel House; Delicious Breakfast Biscuits.

Breakfast Biscuits Is there anything nicer than a homemade breakfast biscuit? Such a simple thing to make yet provides so much pleasure. We like to spoil our guests with our delicious home baking and our chefs are always coming up with new recipes to delight us with.These oaty breakfast biscuits are absolutely delicious. They are […]

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