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Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Guinness and Pandora Bell’s Butter Fudge

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Guinness and Pandora Bell’s Butter Fudge Ingredients 85g Good quality Dark Chocolate (80%), chopped 280g of cream flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 200g salted butter, room temperature 260g sugar 3 large eggs, separated 175ml Guinness 160ml freshly brewed strong coffee For the frosting; 450g […]

May 16th, 2017 | News,Uncategorized

Fleur de Sel: The Goddess of Sea Salts

Fleur de Sel: The Goddess of Sea Salts “France has thought me that superior ingredients make the best food. I took a trip to the salt marshes of Guérande to watch the precious Fleur de Sel sea salt being harvested. I have learned from a local family the recipe for the ultimate Salted Caramel refined […]

April 27th, 2017 | News,Uncategorized

Pandora Bell: A Journey to Moscow inspires Real Eggshells for Easter

Pandora Bell: A Journey to Moscow inspires a Real Eggshell for Easter. It’s the Spring of 1931 and we join Pandora Bell and her companion after they have made their way from Paris to St. Petersburg, where they duly catch the night train to Moscow…. “Bitter winds were blowing in St. Petersburg and snow lay- […]

March 31st, 2017 | News,Uncategorized

Pandora Bell Discovers Honey

Pandora Bell Discovers Honey On a trip to India to visit her cousins in Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, India, Pandora Bell’s path crossed with a fascinating character – Swami Sivananda – a successful physician and also a yogi and sage.   He introduced her to the ways of Ayurveda, a teaching which advocates honey as one of […]

February 23rd, 2017 | News,Uncategorized

Sweetness and Love are always Connected

Sweetness and Love are always Connected Pandora Bell stared out the window of the train a dreamy look in her eyes. Her mind was full of thoughts of love. A brief but intense liason in Venice earlier that week had left her reeling about the power of passion.   “Venice is a dream,” she thought. […]

February 8th, 2017 | News

Chilli Hot Chocolate with Tequilla

Chilli Hot Chocolate with Tequilla When you work around the most beautiful sweets all of the time, it  gets difficult to pick a favourite.  Right now, in the Pandora Bell office, I have a tin of Espelette Chilli Pepper Caramels with Fleur de Sel open on my desk. I have been enjoying one or two after […]

January 20th, 2017 | News,Uncategorized

The Cutest Sweetshop Ever

The Cutest Sweetshop Ever Pandora Bell travelled Europe in the 1930’s discovering the most excellent and divine in European Confectionery. She dreamt of bringing the knowledge of generations of chefs and artisans home to Ireland. The Village of Kildare 1936 “I have just arrived back from London, I have suitcases full of treats and recipes […]

December 6th, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

Pâte de Fruits and a Journey to Paris

Pâte de Fruits and a Journey to Paris In the 1930’s, Pandora Bell undertook the Grand Tour of Europe by rail. She experienced the top chocolate houses of Europe, the patisseries of France and the culinary schools of Italy. Every detail and sensation from Pandora Bell’s journey was chronicled in her diary as she travelled. […]

November 2nd, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

Liquorice: Delicious, Daring and Perfectly Holistic

Liquorice: Delicious, Daring and Perfectly Holistic  “Helsinki is very romantic. Art and design are in the air everywhere. After a few nibbles I am besotted with the amazing taste experience of Salty Liquorice.” Pandora Bell In the 1930’s Pandora Bell travelled Europe, getting inspiration for what would become the Pandora Bell Collection. On this journey […]

October 14th, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

Apple Crumble Pandora Bell Style

Apple Crumble Pandora Bell Style We are harvesting our crop of Autumn cooking apples here at Pandora Bell. I love to make Apple Crumble with my daughter who is eight.  It is the perfect comfort food and a quick and simple desert to cook with children. We had the bright idea this year of adding […]

September 29th, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

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