Ginger & Peanut Chocolate Biscuit Cake

  For me, first impressions are everything!! Making a strong first impression, especially face to face with someone, is so important to me. It is for this reason that the first thing my guests see when I welcome them into my house is a cake tray of some homemade welcome treats. They are a great…

Sika’s Flapjacks – Our Most Requested Recipe

  Without Hesitation, this is the most requested recipe in Sika Lodge. I’m asked probably five times a week for the recipe. I can understand why! Not to toot my own trumpet but these are amazing. These flapjacks are adapted from a Rachel Allen recipe. But I literally just throw in anything in terms of…

Guinness Bread – A St Patrick’s Day Treat

When you ask someone to say the first thing that comes into their head when you say Irish Food & Drink, usually the first word that comes out of their mouth would be Guinness………closely followed by potatoes, whiskey, and soda bread!! So with this in mind, and in honour of St Patrick’s Day which is…

Homemade Chocolate Spread – A Healthy Nutella Alternative

We are now serving homemade chocolate hazelnut spread at our breakfast table in Sika Lodge B&B. Containing absolutely NO PALM OIL. Now any chocolate spread is indulgent, butย being homemade, it’s ten times better than the shop bought alternative. Everything in moderation, right!? We love Nutella in this house and ย I’m constantly including it in baking…

New Breakfast Menu Addition – The Breakfast Panini

With less than a week to go before re-opening the Bed & Breakfast for our seventh season, my mind has turned to upgrading our breakfast menu. I try to improve the B&B every season. We are constantly upgrading the rooms, renovating, adding more amenities. For example this winter I decided to redecorate our breakfast room….