Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are for those really special occasions, light chocolate sponge cakes sandwiched together with a fluffy buttercream. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

These little cakes are a bit of a special treat, they are the prefect birthday surprise or maybe if are looking for a spectacular centrepiece for a coffee morning or bake sale. 

The chocolate cakes are soft and delicate while the buttercream filling is not too sweet but a light and fluffy delight, this combination is makes for a really sumptuous treat. 

For those of you that are new to Whoopie pies, the recipe originates in 1920s Pennsylvania, USA. It is said to be of either Dutch or German Amish origin and they tell of their children shouting Whoopie upon discovering the baked pies in their packed lunches, hence the name. I think that story is so sweet and when my children see that I have made a batch they shout Whoopie too, they are really that good. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Irish Potato Bread (Farls)

Traditional Irish Potato Bread, a quick and simple bread cooked in a frying on a hot stove. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

It would be incorrect of me to say that this is a recipe, it isn't really, it's more of a suggestion. If you happen to have some mashed potatoes left over and you're wondering what to do with them then this is my suggestion. Why not make a traditional Irish recipe that is quick and easy to make and just happens to be absolutely delicious! 

Friday, 4 May 2018

Homemade Pizza with Garlic Crust Dip

Homemade Pizza with Garlic Dipping sauce for the crust, follow the step by step tutorial for the best pizza night treat. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

What better than pizza, well I'll tell you what's better...homemade pizza! There is a certain satisfaction to making  your own pizza dough, not to mention adding as much or as little toppings as you like...even adding adding an unusual twist that makes pizza night special just for you!

Making pizza in our house is a family affair, my children love stretching the dough into a circle, mixing the easy tomato sauce and topping their pizza just the way they like it. What better weekend baking is there, no rising just lots of fun kneading and shaping. The garlic dipping sauce is just as easy to mix together as the tomato sauce and tastes as good as take out!

Mark my word, you'll think twice about ordering out after you've tried making your own...enjoy!