Recipe ~ Lemon Drizzle Poppyseed Loaf Cake

A recipe for a very simple lemon loaf cake with poppy seeds…I like the texture, flavour and look that the poppy seeds give it but if you prefer without then just leave them out. I also like my lemon cakes to be properly lemony, none of this hint of lemon business, you want the bite and…

Recipe ~ Italian Chicken Casserole

I put a photo of this up on social media and it got quite good feedback, super easy and tasty, perfect January supper – so thought I would pop the recipe up here…

Recipe ~ Mince Pie Cookies

Each year for the last couple of years I have made mincemeat, a nice boozy fruity nutty mincemeat for mince pies at Christmas time. Traditional mince pies get made a lot, brought into work, delivered to family & friends, eaten ourselves… this is a nice alternative way to use some of the mincemeat for a…

Recipe ~ A Winter Warming Breakfast – Egg Muffins!

These are really easy to make and the best thing is you can make in advance, and reheat (or eat them cold) so they make a perfect morning pre gym or work breakfast on the go… this recipe will make 6 muffins.     Ingredients 3 Large Free Range Eggs 60g Cream Cheese (I used the…

Recipe ~ Mayonnaise…and Roast Chicken Salad

  There is just nothing like home made mayo… nothing you can buy in the shop will compare! To make the mayonnaise you will need: 2 Egg Yolks (free range is best) 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (Lime will work too, slightly tangier though!) 1 Tsp Mustard 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar 250 ml Olive Oil…

A Snapshot of August on Gin & Griddle – Top 5

Little later than normal but here’s the round-up for August! 1. M&L Chinese Restaurant… the best chinese food in Dublin? Corn deep fried in egg yolk, dumplings, seabass, green beans and more… amazing. Read about our visit to M&L. 2. Sweet Treats! Salted Chocolate Krispie Squares & Rocky Road 3. Days out! We had a…

Recipe ~ Sweet Shop Rocky Road!

So this is possibly the easiest recipe ever but oh so delicious! And the best bit you can change / add to / take away the different elements as you please… This is firmly based on the recipe for Rocky Road by the wonderful Like Mam Used to Bake in her book (go buy it, the…

Recipe ~ Salted Chocolate Krispie Squares

I love salty sweet flavours together so for me this is a perfect treat. Easy to make and very delicious, whats not to love…Browsing one of my favourite baking blogs, Kirsty’s Ever so Sweet I came across this recipe – I’ve tweaked it a bit but not by much. Go check out her site for other…

Recipe ~ Gin & Griddle’s Chicken Wings

I love chicken wings, like really love, I would travel far for good chicken wings!! Big fans of TriBeCa and Canal Bank Cafe … here is a quick recipe for baked chicken wings that taste good and fill the chicken wing void if you can’t get to your favourite wing restaurant! Prepare the wings, snip…

A Snapshot of July on Gin & Griddle – Top 5!

In no particular order… 1. The return of The Friday Gin Review with 2 new Gin reviews… Williams Chase & South… lots more to come in the coming weeks including Sipsmiths, Tanqueray Rangpur, Bombay Sapphire East … 2. The Shellfish Platter at Super Miss Sue… a thing of beauty and a bargainous €45 on Monday /…