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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

The Definitive Salted Butter Caramel

The Definitive Salted Butter Caramel We were delighted to be involved recently in the World Recipe Exchange.  We submitted what is a classic recipe and really does make the definitive Salted Butter Caramel.  It is simply a must try and if all fails pop out to the shop for the Pandora Bell originals. Ingredients Caster Sugar 375g Glucose […]

September 13th, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

Pandora Bell Foraging for Blackberries

Pandora Bell Foraging for Blackberries Pandora Bell’s earliest recorded diary entry is from early September in the 1920s.  She decided to jot down her thoughts and memories on her return to school that year. “Today I made new friends at my new school – Beatrice, Florence and Catherine.  We walked home together along the city […]

August 30th, 2016 | News

Pandora Bell: A Nougat Love Affair

Pandora Bell: A Nougat Love Affair In the 1930’s Pandora Bell travelled Europe, getting inspiration for what would become the Pandora Bell Collection. On this journey she kept a diary. “Today I shall travel by rail to Rome to meet one of the Farroni brothers who has promised to share their secret family recipe with […]

August 9th, 2016 | News,Uncategorized

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