Guinness Chocolate Cake (With Baileys Irish cream Frosting)

For the Cake  1 can of Guinness (at least 300ml or 10oz) Reduced to 250ml 250g of unsalted butter (1 cup) 100g of Cocoa powder (1 cup) 300g of baking sugar (1.5 cups) 2 eggs 1 tbs Vanilla Extract 150ml buttermilk   300g baking flour (1.75 cup, plus 2 tablespoons) 2 tsp bicarbonate soda (baking soda)  For the Frosting  225g full-fat cream cheese (room temp) 2 tablespoons butter (room temp) ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (optional) 3 tablespoon Bailey’s Irish... Continue Reading →

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tarts

1 sheet of puff pastry 3 tablespoons of butter 1 onion, sliced  250g sliced belle mushrooms 1 teaspoon dry thyme ½ teaspoon garlic powder Salt ¼ spreadable goat cheese, softened  Ground black pepper Optional: crumbled goat cheese    Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan. Add sliced onions and allow to caramelize on medium to low heat. Remove caramelized onions from pan  Tip: Check... Continue Reading →

Blackberry Gin Ricky

Blackberry Gin Ricky with Rosmary Ingredients 1 – 2 shots of Gin (depending on your preference) 2 lime wedges Blackberry seltzer water  Lime wedge and fresh rosemary (for garnish)  Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour gin and juice from one lime wedge over ice.  Fill with blackberry seltzer water, leaving a small amount of space at the top for garnish.... Continue Reading →

Huckleberry Preserves

I had some huckleberries stored in the freezer from last year. I decided to turn them into delicious huckleberry preserves. We also canned some nectarines because I had more than I knew what to do with. I'm so excited for huckleberry cheesecake and fruit cobblers this winter.

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