All posts tagged: cake

Hikes, Movies and Easy Baked Cheesecake – Guest Recipe

  The only way cheese is dessert is when it’s followed by the word cake. ~ Michele Gorman This recipe is from my friend, Maria, who I met in Korea. She has been visiting me for the last week and a half, and I’ve talked about how we made gimbap for my family last weekend. It’s been a busy week as I was preparing for a course that I will start next week (more on that in the next In My Kitchen) but we still found time to hang out, see some sights and, of course, have some food moments, which included chips and a batter burger at a take-away and tea and scones at a Dublin institution. The weekend was packed full of fun things as we went on two hikes, one to Howth, which is my favourite place in Dublin, where we saw porpoise and cormorants, and the other to Poolbeg lighthouse. It was my first time going out there and it was quite a walk (6 miles round trip!). The wind howled, pushing and pulling …

Banana and Coconut Ice Cream Cake

I love you ice cream, ice cream. I love ice cream. Ice cream, I love you. Yes, I do. Chocolate, cherries, bananas and berries. Honey baby, I love you.

– The Calendar Song, Busy Beavers

The above quote is taken from one of the ESL songs I use frequently in my classroom. This rather addicting song teaches days of the week and months of the year and is hugely popular with my students. It’s a dividing point amongst many of my teacher friends here with some, like me, who love the song and others who absolutely hate it. Either way, it’s an appropriate quote for today’s recipe as the subject of the recipe is an ice cream cake. I have only made this recipe once but it is super easy and just so good that I am super excited to share it with you! My friends who tried it all really liked it and some even went back for fourths. Be warned though, if you don’t like bananas, this recipe is not for you as they are included in each layer, except the biscuit base. So look away now! However, banana lovers, read on!

Ghostly Graveyard Ice-cream Cake

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below ~Theodosia Garrison I love Hallowe’en! The fact that is a traditionally Irish holiday makes it all the better. This Hallowe’en was a little bit EPIK (sorry for the pun – I’m an EPIK teacher in Korea and it was an EPIC weekend). The weekend before, some friends and I went to Everland, an amusement park near Suwon in South Korea. Despite the long queues we had a great time and even went to a Horror Maze. Confession: I closed my eyes for a good portion of this but I will admit that I think I psyched myself out trying to imagine what would be inside. As much as I love Hallowe’en the “gory” elements like zombies are not really my cup of tea. What I do love about Halloween are the decorations, the plethora of candles, pumpkins with scary faces and really creative carvings, persimmons (I was only introduced to this fabulous fruit when I arrived in Korea), ghosts, ghouls, mummies, and witches. The …