Thursday, April 26, 2012

Probus cake.

This is a cake I did for "Castletroy Probus". I wont lie,I did have to google what a probus was,I hadn't a clue! It turns out Probus Clubs cater for the interests of retired or semi-retired professional or business people. So after talking with the lovely lady from castletroy probus,we decided to go for a big P cake and use the logo as the hole in the P!

Once again I forgot to take pictures so this cake is too a little bashed up!


Shirley x

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eton Mess

(Photo Credit~Real Food)

My Mother invited us all over for Easter Sunday dinner and was adamant we were to bring nothing. Usually for a big family dinner(There is 8 of us) Jacqueline would do the starter, I tackle the dessert and Aishling does the "waitressing". We started the day with the Heineken Cup Rugby match and a couple of drinks. My mam then,like the trooper she is,started into our 3-course meal. We had BBQ chicken wings for starters and turkey with all the trimmings for main (My mouth is actually watering as I type this lol!) and dessert was Eton Mess!

Eton Mess



  • Meringue,crushed
  • Strawberries
  • Double cream
  • Vanilla Ice-cream



  1. Purée half the strawberries in a blender. Chop the remaining strawberries, reserving some for decoration.
  2. Whip the double cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Into four cold wine glasses,Mam layered meringues,ice-cream,purée,strawberries and cream. She did this twice and then garnished with the remaining strawberries.

I don't think it is "Traditionally" made with ice-cream but this was deeeelicious! It was actually quiet refreshing, especially after the big meal we had. Well done to my wonderful mother,she seriously outdone herself. Hope you all had a nice relaxing Easter.

Shirley x