Monday, 17 March 2008

Happy St Paddy's Day!

My fridge is bulging with cans of Guinness - every shelf is awash with black and cream. I have a good supplier - Miss Ursula next door. Every week she comes knocking for me with a bag of treats. It's always the same three things - cranberry juice, frozen broccoli or Guinness. I try to abate the flow but she's determined that I should have them. The cranberry juice is good for cocktails, the broccoli...well, I haven't had much dealings with the frozen type but I guess I can fashion it into a soup and the Guinness....well, that's the beauty of the chocolate Guinness cupcake - the recipe for which can be seen in a little piece they've done on Choc Star at the Times Online. Knock yerselves out!


Anonymous said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you too Petra!

Anonymous said...

OOh! Will you be selling them on your tour? Everything looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Very Yummy yummy looking! So if you wanted to make one big chocolate guinness cake as a birthday cake for a lucky irish person, how long would you cook it for?

And when are you coming to south wales on your tour?

Petra Barran said...

Hi Helen,

I'd cook it for about 40-50 mins - it's quite a wet cake so be careful not to overcook. A skewer will give you the answer!

Probably coming to South Wales end of far I haven't had a lot of invites from Wales in general though so let me know if you know anyone who wants to give me supper!

Unknown said...

Thanks Petra!

I'm living in Swansea, so pop in for supper if you are in the area!

Petra Barran said...

Love to come to Swansea Helen - what's typical round there??

If you e-mail me your e-mail I'll get in touch and hopefully we can make a plan.

Hope yr pal likes his cake!