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Ariel House; Valentine’s Day Biscuits!

Valentine’s Day Cookies! “The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you” Brendan Behan Valentine’s Day Cookies As a treat to our guests we are leaving these delicious amenities in all our guest bedrooms to help celebrate St Valentine’s Day. They […]

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Ariel House; Orange Butter Scones

Orange Butter Scones ……..when someone says they don’t enjoy scones, it generally means they’ve never had a good one….. Orange Butter Scones When Jennie returned from her Ballymaloe course she brought with her a number of delicious recipes that she had tried and tested. These orange butter scones were one of the recipes and we recently […]

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Upside Down Cheesecake

Upside Down Cheesecake “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” Henry James Our first afternoon teas of the season started this weekend. We were delighted to have a full dining room and lots of delicious treats to serve to our happy guests. We […]

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Ariel House; A history lesson and a recipe!

Ariel House is your perfect base for all you need to do around the city of Dublin. We are housed in three Victorian townhouses that have been lovingly renovated and updated to provide a tranquil and yet central retreat. The history of the main house dates back to 1850 when it was build for a […]

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Ariel House; Tray Bake

Tray Bake We love a tray bake 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 […]

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Ariel House; Irish Soda Bread with a twist….

Irish soda bread with a twist…. Welcome back to our blog after our annual festive break. Our kitchen has reopened and our ovens fired up for what is set to be another busy year here in Ariel House. We make soda bread every day in our kitchen. It is such a traditional Irish bread to […]

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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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