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Apple pie is a favourite for many. 

Our grannies made them, and our mothers did too – but now we want to have a go!

If you want your apple pie game to be on-point, here a really delicious ways to spice things up a bit:

Apple Pie Pancakes

Whip these amazing apple pie pancakes up for breakfast over the weekend! The smell alone will have everyone rushing to the kitchen.


Apple Pie Pizza

We know, this sounds like a weird one! But dessert pizzas are always a good idea – and this apple pie variation is no different!


Apple Pie Fries

Another savoury but sweet combination! There's no question though that apple pie fries plus a caramel dip is a match made in dessert heaven. 


Mini Apple Pie Cheesecakes

A layer of apple pie is sandwiched between two layers of creamy, fluffy cheesecake in this rendition. Hungry yet?


Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Now this would be a Halloween treat! These caramel apples are the cutest things to have at any party. 


Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Baking the classic apple pie as a bar is so much easier (and tastier!). Just remember to pace yourself!



Pizza is delicious. Around here we are massive pizza fans and we reckon that nothing makes our day quite like a pizza delivery. Although, a homemade pizza is going to get us just as excited, we are not huge fans of all the labour it requires. 

Some days we just want to sit on the couch and have food brought to us, is that such a terrible thing? 

What is a terrible thing we decided was having to make that painful decision about whether we want to go all out and splurge on pizza, or would we be happier eating Nutella from the jar? We are also massive fans of dessert. 

Then, luckily for us we realised that we no longer had to make the tough decision because there was a way to have the best of both worlds: Nutella pizzas.


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We were very very happy with this discovery. We decided this was a luxury we needed in our homes and not just when eating out. Lucky for you, these are not that difficult to make at home, Buzzfeed even put together a video to help you out. 


Package of ready-made pastries (as many as you need, go for it)

Icing Sugar for dusting/garnish

Nutella jar

2 tbsp. butter 

2 tbsp. Granulated Sugar

A round oven pan

Toppings can then be whatever you desire, we do love strawberries and chocolate though. 



Who doesn’t love dessert? Around here we are big fans of all kinds of desserts.

From cupcakes to ice cream and pretty much anything else you would find on the dessert menu, we are generally going to be wanting to try a slice. Or two. Ok fine three.

One thing we are not wild about however is that having a sweet tooth is not exactly the best when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. So, we found ten ways that you essentially cheat yourself into eating dessert all the time.

Healthy Brownies

This is basically salad, right?

Chocolate cake! With bananas and almonds, yum.

You could even call this breakfast.

Berry crumble.

Again, all this fruit and nuts mean we can have cake for breakfast.

Peanut butter cups.

With bonus chocolate.

Strawberry shortcake.

Which is also vegan-friendly.

​Banoffee Pie.

Give us all the pie.

Almond ice cream.


Chocolate chip blondies.

Healthy treats for everyone!

No bake cookies.

Sugar free but still delicious.


Every-so-often, New York City sparks a food craze: last year it was Cronuts – and this year it seems to be an innovative type of ice cream that has fans queuing for hours to get their hands on.

It only opened in July, but 10Below in Manhattan's hip Chinatown already has a cult following – fuelled by Instagram posts featuring its quirky, cold creations. 

Popular flavours (there are currently a total of eight on offer) include I Love You A Latte, cold-brew coffee with chocolate chips, Monkey Business, crème anglaise, Nutella and banana, and an Oreo-packed Cookie Monster.

It's ice cream – but with a twist inspired by Thai ice cream rolls. 


Doin' what the trendy kids do apparently #icecream #summer #45minslater

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The finished product. Every bite was a flavor carnival for the mouth! #yummylicious #thaiicecreamrolls #nycmoment

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The frozen concoction is created by pouring liquid homemade ice cream onto a cold plate which has been chilled to minus 10C (hence the name).

The expert 10Below staff then mix in toppings, flatten it out like a crepe, and then scrape it into ice-cold rolls with a putty-knife-like tool.

They sell for €6.25 a pop and the New York Post has already called it the summer's "most Instagrammable dessert". 

Taking about four minutes to create, the creators call you over to their cold plate before they begin so you can get a front-row view — understandably leading to countless social media-friendly posts.

Originally founded by Richard Tam, 23, before long his 28-year-old brother, Wilson, and their friend, David Chen, 22, were on board too. 

Richard first saw the technique in a Facebook video of a friend’s trip to Thailand, and he jumped at the chance to leave behind accountancy to turn his ice cream-making hobby into a career.

It seems the resulting sweet treats pass the taste-test too: one 23-year-old who tried out 10Below told the New York Post that her Monkey Business was like "having Beyoncé serenade you in ice cream form".

“Every single bite was the perfect blend of Nutella and frozen banana,” she added.

Any chance of 10Below coming to Ireland, so?? In the meantime, you can follow the guys on Instagram here.


Here's the scenario: You are the world's ultimate foodie (in your own right) and you just so happen to win the lottery tomorrow. Of course you would tour the world to eat at the best restaurants and have the most extravagant dishes. What foodie wouldn't, after all. 

All you need is a plane ticket and ALL of your cash, because believe us, with the prices of these dishes, your money will be gone in no time.

Here is a list of the world's most expensive food:


The most expensive burgers

The most expensive burger in the world is from Serendipity 3, New York and sells for $295 (which is just under €270). It is made with white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg.

It’s served on a gold-dusted roll spread with white truffle butter and topped with a blini, crème fraiche and caviar. If that isn't good enough, it is also served with a solid-gold tooth pick. 


The most expensive curry

The Samundari Khanzana (meaning seafood treasure), contains Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, a Scottish lobster coated in gold and four quail eggs.

It can be found in Bombay Brasserie, London and comes in at an astonishing £2,040, which is about €2,900. 


The most expensive dessert

We're back to Serendipity 3 in New York with the world's most expensive dessert. You won't believe the price of it – $25,000 (€23,000). Yep… We're lost for words too. The luxury desert is an ice cream sundae and contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive in the world.

It is decorated with edible gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. Wow. And if that wasn't enough there is also a 18 carat gold bracelet for you at the bottom. 


The most expensive bagel 

This bagel would be a real breakfast treat. It is made with white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused riesling jelly and gold leaf. The bagel is available in The Westin New York and costs $1,000 (€905). 


The most expensive ham

The most expensive ham comes from The Food Hall in Selfridges, London. The 6.8kg ham costs £1,700 (€2,400). It comes from pigs that were only fed acorns and roots to give them a distinctive flavour.

The ham is then cured for three years before being put in a handmade wooden box with an apron handmade by a Spanish tailor. Fancy pants.


When it comes to desserts, it can be really hard to find healthy options that won't ruin the clean-eating streak you've (mostly) been on all week. 

These brownies, from Irish clean-eating Instagrammer @theirishhealthdiaries, are clean and healthy, meaning if you wanted to have them for breakfast we really don't see a problem with that.

After all, raw cacao has major antioxidant properties, meaning you would actually be doing your body good by eating them. 

There's also a secret ingredient that makes the brownies moist and dense – sweet potato! We know it sounds mad, but trust us – it works! 

What you'll need:

  • 130g raw cacao or dark cocoa powder
  • 125g plain flour*
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 130g sweet potato
  • 125g dairy-free spread
  • 125g coconut sugar
  • Zest of one orange

What you'll need to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a brownie tin with parchment paper. 
  • Peel and boil or steam the sweet potato until soft. Mash until smooth and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour,cocoa powder and baking powder. 
  • In a saucepan, melt the spread with the coconut sugar and orange zest.
  • Add the sugar mixture to the mashed sweet potato and stir to combine. If necessary, blitz with a hand blender to ensure it's smooth. 
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry – if it looks a little dry, add some drops of water. 
  • Place into the oven for about 15-20 mins or until the top is set and firm. 

* If you are gluten intolerant, try using coconut flour instead. 


Avocados are one of the most versatile fruits in the world and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes – though more commonly found in savoury.

Here are five simple ways you can use avocado!

1. In a smoothie
For a richer, creamier taste to your smoothie, add half an avocado! Not only will this add a dose of healthy fats to your smoothie but avocados are also known to contain a good amount of Vitamin C.

2. As a spread
If you’re looking for a healthy, plant-based alternative to butter, why not use avocado as a spread in your sandwiches, wraps or on toast?

3. As a pasta sauce
If you’re sick of tomato sauce on your pasta, avocado makes a great sauce base. Add an avocado to some chicken or veg stock and lemon juice along with some salt and pepper and then blend until smooth.

4. As a dessert
Once again, if you are trying to get a bit more plant power in your diet, avocados make the perfect base for a chocolatey pudding. Simply blend an avocado with some cocoa powder, vanilla extract, melted chocolate and maple syrup before placing in the fridge overnight. There you have it, the healthiest dessert in the world! 

5. As a snack
For a fast and nutritious snack, simply half an avocado, add salt and pepper and eat! You could even try adding some chopped prawns or crab meat for a posh snack. 


If you like cake, and you like biscuits, and you wouldn’t say no to a cookie either; then the Biskie could be the dessert for you.

The Biskie was created by London based bakery Cutter and Squidge, and will be available in 12 flavours from the shelves of Selfridges later this month.

Consisting of two sweet, soft biscuits slathered with caramels and handmade jams, which is then sandwiched with delicious buttercream, this dessert has enough sugar to last you the week!

Fingers crossed we’ll get an Irish version soon!


There’s lots of lovely sunshine forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend, so who wants to be stuck in a stuffy kitchen all day!

This yummy white chocolate and strawberry mousse is the perfect sunny day dessert to share….or not…with your favourite people!

What you’ll need:

  1. 750g strawberries
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. 225g white chocolate, grated
  4. 7g powdered gelatine
  5. 450ml double cream
  6. 30g ice sugar

What you’ll need to do:  

  1. Place half of the strawberries into a blender and purée until smooth, then add the lemon juice to the bowl.
  2. Slice the remaining strawberries and add to the purée.
  3. Melt the grated chocolate slowly in a bowl over simmering water.
  4. In a small bowl, add the gelatine to about 50ml oz of water and leave to rest for five minutes.
  5. Place a quarter of the cream along with all the icing sugar into a pan and simmer until warm. Add the gelatine water and stir for five minutes over a low heat until dissolved.
  6. Pour the cream and gelatine mix into the melted chocolate and stir until smooth. Add the strawberry purée.
  7. Place the remaining cream into a bowl. Whip the cream until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed from the bowl. Gradually fold the cream into the chocolate and strawberry mix.
  8. Chill in fridge for three hours and serve.

Summer pudding is much easier to make than you think, and the perfect fruity dessert for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

What you’ll need:

  1. 750g mixed summer fruit
  2. 185g caster sugar
  3. 1 medium white bread loaf, slightly stale
  4. 2 tbsp blackcurrent cordial

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Place the fruit in a pan, pour the sugar over the fruit and stir gently to mix together.
  2.  Place the pan over a moderate heat and bring gently up to the boil.
  3.  Cut the bread into thin slices and remove the crusts.
  4.  Simmer the juices for about 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat and stir in the blackcurrant cordial.
  5.  Cut a round out of one slice of bread to fit the bottom of your bowl, then cut the remaining slices into triangular wedges.
  6.  Dip one side of the bread circle into the juices in the pan containing the fruit, then place the circle in the bottom of the pudding basin, juice-side down. Do the same with the bread triangles.
  7.  Spoon all of the fruit and its juices into the pudding basin. Cover the top of the fruit with more wedges of bread.
  8.  Find a saucer that fits neatly inside the bowl. Place it on top to cover the upper layer of bread, then weigh the saucer down with weights – bags of rice, tins of baked beans, or whatever comes to hand. Let it cool, then place in the fridge overnight.
  9.  The next day, remove the weights and the saucer. Run a thin blade around the edges, then invert the basin onto a shallow serving plate, before turning the pudding out. Voila!

If you have an intolerance to dairy, or are trying on dairy-free diet for size, check out this delicious dark chocolate mousse recipe that’ll make your mouth water.

What you’ll need:

  • 170g good-quality dark chocolate (minimum 60 per cent cocoa solids) roughly chopped
  • 7 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • 40g caster sugar

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water
  2. Whisk the egg whites and lemon juice in a large bowl until they form soft peaks.
  3. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until firm peaks form when the whisk is removed.
  4. Whisk one-third of the egg whites into the melted chocolate, until thick and well combined.
  5. Fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6.  Spoon the mousse mixture into glasses. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or until set.

When there are bananas about to go off, it can be a difficult decision to throw them away.

You may not have gotten around to eating them (good intentions and all of that) but you don’t want to waste them either.

Well, why not throw together a delicious banana bread?

This recipe makes a moist and tasty cake that will go perfectly with a cup of tea.

What you’ll need:

  • 240g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 110g butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of walnuts, chopped

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a loaf tin.
  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and combine well.
  5. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  6. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix. Try not to over-mix as the cake will be heavy.
  7. Bake the cake for about an hour or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
  8. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a cup of tea.