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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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Ariel House – Eggs Menemen

Eggs Menemen Last year we tried the most amazing eggs menenen dish in the wonderful Brother Hubbards and have been looking for a recipe since that would give us even half the flavour that we were treated to that day. Menemen is a Turkish dish that is simply mouthwatering. It is a combination of softly […]

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Ariel House Blog – Competition Winner!

We were delighted to publish our second recipe ebook last week. To celebrate we ran a Facebook competition and we are delighted to announce that Susan Ryan is our winner! We look forward to welcoming you to Ariel House! Our new recipe ebook is a collection of our most popular afternoon tea treats that we […]

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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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