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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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Sweet Afternoon Tea Scones at Ariel House

An afternoon tea is simply not complete without a traditional afternoon tea scone, preferably served with jam and a good dollop of whipped cream. It is the one thing that we make daily in our kitchen without fail and we are very proud of their lightness and delicious taste! They are very easy to make […]

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An Ariel House Favourite – Vanilla Melting Moments.

When we first started hosting afternoon tea here in Ariel House, these delicious little morsels were so popular we found it hard to bake them as quick as they were required in the dining room. Ever popular and oh so delicious, our cake stand is never complete without them on it.  We are often asked […]

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An Ariel House Favourite, Zesty Lemon Posset!

We served up these delicious little lemon possets yesterday as part of our afternoon tea. Such a lovely contrast to all the sweetness to serve something that has a bite to it. We always have lots of lemons in our kitchen so we can whip these up whenever required. It is such a simple recipe […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons – Make A Lemon Curd For Afternoon Tea Nibbles

Here, at Ariel House we have a penchant for lemon curd.  We can be found, dolloping it on scones, spreading it on toast, sandwiching it between meringues and sometimes even eating if from the spoon!   Lemon curd is such a delicious preserve and, with a little bit of patience, it is so easy to make […]

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Afternoon Tea Favourites

Almost two years have passed since we first made our delectable treats and hot pots of tea for our Afternoon Tea guests at our guesthouse in Dublin. Lately, I have been looking back on two years’ worth of pictures and recalling wonderful times with people I have met since then. Our Afternoon Tea service started […]

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Cakes Fit for a Queen

  Back when we were younger, an Irish tea table was not considered complete without a plate of freshly made Queen Cakes upon it. In other houses, they were called fairy buns or butterfly buns, but in our house, they were always called Queen Cakes. The whole act of creaming the butter and sugar together, […]

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Ariel House Mini Meringues!

We recently had an email from an American guest who had enjoyed our afternoon tea so much that they were trying to recreate it for some friends back home in New York. She especially wanted to know how we made our mini meringues as she had been making them for years but could not get […]

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Mother’s Day Pavlova – Afternoon Tea / Dessert Recipe

Mothers’ Day takes place in Ireland this Sunday, the 30th of March.  It is always celebrated earlier in Ireland than most other countries. It is nonetheless usually a big celebration where we celebrate our wonderful mother’s and even our grandmother’s. The occasion is usually highlighted by a special meal or afternoon tea either at home or […]

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Now You Can Make Ariel House Recipes at Home

  We are already a few months into the New Year and despite a recent bout of bad weather, it looks like there are some promises of spring on the horizon. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ariel House this year and meeting new guests who have discovered us over the course of […]

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