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The recipe for the quiche pastry is an extract from my soon-to-be-launched cookbook, Behind the Half door – Stories of Food and Folk. It is the easiest recipe in the world for pastry. No kneading, no blind baking, no effort at all! Keep an eye out for the book coming soon to Taste Ireland!

Odlums brown soda bread mix makes this recipes so easy! This recipe is inspired by one of the recipes in my soon-to-be-launched cookbook, Behind the Half Door –  Stories of Food and Folk. In the book my co-author, Biddy, uses ginger in her signature soda bread and it is delicious! Look out for the book […]

I first came across this idea in a cafe in Limerick on a recent trip home. I could not believe it actually worked! I tried to re-create this 2 ways – by baking and frying. My team of taste-testers (otherwise known as roommates), much preferred the baked version, but if you prefer fried just cook […]

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BEHIND THE HALF DOOR - STORIES OF FOOD AND FOLK COMING SOON TO ALL GOOD BOOKSTORES AND ONLINE!

From the cosy kitchen of a tiny fisher man’s cottage, on the salty shores of Ireland, comes this enchanting collection of recipes and stories. With their fresh approach to Irish cuisine, let firm friends Biddy and Kady lead you behind the half door. You’ll want to curl up and get lost in their heartwarming tales of food and folk. The classic fare from their childhood, made with local ingredients from their villages, have inspired Biddy McLaughlin, journalist, and Kady O Connell, designer and photographer, to take pause from their busy lives. What has resulted is a truly remarkable patchwork of Irish history, emotion-filled interviews and authentic recipes that will nourish your soul.

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