Layered Chocolate Raspberry Trifle Dessert

Layered Chocolate and Raspberry Trifle Dessert - Pikalily Food Blog

We recently made one of Helen’s Mum’s favourite desserts for Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Raspberry Towers.  We had forgotten how nice they were and we thought that the recipe would work really well as a layered dessert.  We’ve made a few changes to the recipe to allow for this.  Although the dessert uses crème de cassis and dark chocolate it is extremely light and refreshing. Be warned, it is very moreish!!

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Lemon, Lime & Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipes - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow, and we’re serving up three easy to follow recipes – check out our orange and cardamom pancakes, and blueberry pancake recipes for more inspiration.  Our final recipe of the day is this zesty, lemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipe.  We have served these pancakes with a zingy lemon, lime and elderflower syrup.  Check it out below.

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Blueberry Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote

Blueberry Pancake Recipe with Berry Compote - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the guys at JWV+ to bring you a trio of great pancake recipes to try out.  Mixed berries are always a great topping on Pancake Day, so we’ve added some blueberries to our pancake mix, to provide a sweet burst with every bite.  Check out the steps below and watch the video at the end to see how to recreate these easy to make blueberry pancakes, inspired by JWV+’s mixed berry drink. Check out our orange and cardamom pancakes, and llemon, lime and poppy seed pancake recipes for more inspiration

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Orange and Cardamom Pancakes

Orange Cardamom Pancake Recipe - Pikalily Food Blog

It’s Pancake Tuesday tomorrow, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the guys at JWV+ to bring you a trio of great pancake recipes to try out.  First up is an orange and cardamom combo, which takes inspiration from the JWV+ orange and mandarin flavoured drink.  The eastern inspired flavours of orange and cardamom are a perfect pairing, and we have teamed them with a honey mandarin glaze. check out our lemon, lime and poppy seed pancakes, and blueberry pancake recipes for more inspiration

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Decadent chocolate and berry towers

Chocolate Raspberry Tower - Pikalily Food Blog

This recipe has been passed on to Helen by her mum Retta who has been making it for years and is a dab hand in the kitchen when it comes to baking.  Although the dessert contains dark chocolate and crème de cassis, it is very light and refreshing due to the raspberry mousse and fresh berries.

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Festive Baked Orange Cheesecake with Caramelised Oranges and Mascarpone Icing

Caramelised Orange Baked Cheesecake Recipe - Pikalily Food Blog

Oranges are at their best at Christmas time and cheesecakes are a popular dessert for many households on Christmas Day, and indeed across the festive season.  The zesty orange and sweet caramel complement each other so well, and are a winning combination in our eyes.  We’ve been busy in the kitchen preparing a Christmas dessert recipe for you all to enjoy, something that will really bring out the festive flavours we all love.

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Quick and Easy Winter Irish Lamb Stew

Winter Irish Lamb Stew - Pikalily Food Blog

It may still be November but there’s a real chill in the air, and there’s no doubt that winter is coming!  In Northern Ireland this means one thing – it’s stew season.  Whether your choice of meat is beef or lamb, there’s no doubting the joys of seeing a pot on the hob with a hearty stew slowly cooking away.  We’ve been getting a lot of our meat in LIDL of late as we’ve been really impressed with the quality of meat on offer, so we grabbed a pound of lamb pieces and set to work on a lamb stew.  The ingredients, and recipe steps are below if you want to try out this tasty stew for yourself.

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Easy Follow Salted Caramel Squares Recipe

Salted Caramel Square Recipe - Pikalily Food Blog

We’ve been busy in the kitchen this week creating a number of treats for Nial’s birthday including our popular chocolate brownies, German biscuits, and a new recipe, salted caramel squares.  Nial took the collection of goodies into his work and shared with the guys at The Tomorrow Lab who seemed to more than enjoy them (if the empty boxes that returned home are anything to go by 🙂 ).

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Pressure Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs

Pressure Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

We recently shared a few pork recipes (pressure cooker bbq pulled pork and slow cooker honey & beer pulled pork), and we got our pressure cooker back out to cook some tasty pork ribs.  Using NI pork ribs from our local butchers, we created a dry rub mix for the ribs and got down to business.  Ribs are a favourite of ours, and when your eating them in your own home it’s a case of “more please”, and plenty of sauce.  Follow our step by step guide to these tasty BBQ pork ribs below.  We’ve even included an easy to follow video for you at the end. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Honey & Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Honey Beer Pulled Pork - Pikalily Food Blog

Yesterday we brought you a pressure cooker BBQ pulled pork recipe, and we’ve been busy in the kitchen again, this time with the slow cooker.  This time we’ve slow cooked some pork butt (which we picked up from Lynas Food Outlet in Belfast) in a honey and beer sauce for your enjoyment.  Check out the steps below for creating this dish, and you can even watch our step by step video to creating the dish at the bottom of the page.  Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

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