Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Ultimate Guacamole

I absolutely love Mexican food and, nachos with chicken, guacamole, jalapeƱos and melted cheddar is one of my all time favourite dishes. To make this dish you need to the ultimate guacamole, so simply follow the recipe below. The guacamole can also be used as an alternative to hummus in which you can dip peppers, carrots, crisps and crackers - super healthy and delicious. 

2 large Avocados 
Half clove of Garlic
3 tbsp of Creme Fraiche or Natural Yogurt
Half tsp of grated Parmesan 
Pinch of Sea Salt
Pinch of Cracked Black Pepper 

1) Peel the Avocados, slice across the middle, remove stones and chop into cubes
2) Peel and chop the garlic finely 
3) Add the salt, pepper and parmasan and blend using a hand blender 
4) When smooth, add the natural yogurt/ Creme Fraiche and blend again 
5) Spoon into ramkins and sprinkle with some cracked black pepper to serve.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

American Style Blueberry Pancakes

Fancy making something different for the family for breakfast this Sunday morning? Why not try these deeeeelicious American Style Blueberry Pancakes? I decided to try them last Sunday morning and I have to say they were a massive hit in the Murphy house. The blueberries cook into the pancake batter, which leaves them tasting similar to those in blueberry muffins. They are pretty heavy, so, my advice is to make them pretty small in size and to serve them in stacks of three with chopped banana and maple syrup drizzled over the top.


260ml Milk
270g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
4 tbsp Butter (melted) 
2 Large Eggs
4 tbsp Caster Sugar


1) Whisk your milk, eggs and melted butter together in a bowl / jug
2) Sieve your flour and baking powder into another bowl, mix and then combine the wet with the dry using a handheld mixer 
3) Put your pan on the ring and melt one tsp of butter and a few drops of oil
4) Spoon one ladle of the mix into the pan and using your spatula, shape the mix into a round shape
5) Stick 5-7 blueberries onto the top on the pancake and flip until both sides are evenly cooked
6) Dust with icing sugar and serve with maple syrup

New Year, New You

Almost everyone begins a new year with great intentions of eating healthy and exercising more, so I'm starting 2014 with a series of pictures to motivate my followers to try out some sort of new and healthy lifestyle. After all, not all Yummmmyy food is bad for you.... 

Eat Well
Get Out & Do Something
Treat Yourself

Quote Images from theBERRY

2013 - What a Year!

I know I'm a few days late, but, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. I hope it's a fab year for each and every one if you. I myself have great intentions for 2014 which, if go to plan, I'll be blogging about in future. But, for the moment, let's do a quick re-run through Yummmmyy's 2013.

2013 really has been such a brilliant year with so much happening with Yummmmyy. I've learned an awful lot in a year and, I really like to think that my bakes have improved by miles. I'm now baking cakes and other bakes to order - something I would have only dreamed of at the beginning of 2013.

Lets return to February 2013 when I was awarded the Liebster Award for best up and coming blog of the month. I couldn't believe it when I opened the email informing me that my blog had been given such an award. I was actually a little bit skeptical as I'd only been blogging for a few months at that stage and I thought of Yummmmyy as more of a private baking diary that no one really paid any attention to. Little did I know, Yummmmyy was actually reaching many other bloggers and followers in all corners of the world! Winning the Leibster Award really gave me that boost of confidence I needed to keep blogging and to believe in myself as a blogger.

In March 2013 another achievement made me realise that I really did have a group of followers who appreciated what I was doing. I was approached by an Irish company called Ads on Bags, who asked if they could feature some of my recipes on the surfaces of their biodegradable supermarket bags. Once again, I found myself second guessing the offer and asking myself why this company would choose my recipes to feature on their bags. How and ever, I agreed to submit a recipe for publishing once every month which turned out to be such a good opportunity.

With the Summer came more exciting opportunities, the first being my invitation to the launch of Kenco Millicano's new travel mug designed by Orla Kiely. I was so excited at the thoughts of mingling with other Irish foodies at the launch when I received the invitation.... Aaaand, would you believe, myself and my boyfriend Dave were pictured at the launch in the Irish Tatler!!! 

Also during the Summer, I was a recipient of a fabulous  cooler box full of Philadelphia products to try, which I had been sent courtesy of Kraft Foods - I felt so important being asked to test a new product. Like I said, SO much has happened in one year!