Tired Of Making Banana Bread? Here Are 4 Other Sweet Treats To Whip Up In The Kitchen

Mary Berry come @ me!

If there’s one thing we’ve all seemed to learn from our time in quarantine thus far, it’s how to make a loaf of banana bread.

If you haven’t already, I’d suggest you head over to Roz Purcell’s Insta stat, or check out her website, the Natural Born Feeder – her delish chocolate chip and banana loaf was the talk of social media over the weekend (hence all the baking pics!)

But now, we’re looking to whip up something new. Banana bread has been ticked off the list and it’s time for us to flex these baking skills yet again with some of these delish recipes from our favourite, Irish master bakers.

Rich Chocolate Brownies With Frosting – Chef Adrian


For the brownies

225g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
50g of chopped peeled pistachios (optional)
225g butter
300g caster sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1tsp of vanilla extract
100g plain flour
1tsp baking powder

For the frosting

100g butter, softened
450g cream cheese
320g icing sugar, sieved
50g cocoa, sieved
To decorate (Optional)

Chocolate curls made by running your knife along a bar of good quality chocolate

Click here for full method 

Chocolate Strawberry Slice – The Little Green Spoon 


180g dark chocolate
180g cashew butter

225g strawberries


Click here for full method 

Lemon & Blueberry Slices with Mascarpone Icing – Donal Skehan 


For the cake

250g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
4 large free range eggs
225g butter at room temperature
2 tbsp milk
Zest of 1-2 lemons

250g blueberries (150g for batter)

For the mascarpone icing 

250 ml double cream
225g mascarpone cream
100g icing sugar

Zest of one lemon


See full method here 

10-Minute Scones – Clodagh McKenna 


450g white flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of sea salt
100g butter, chilled and cubed

300ml milk


And there you have it! New week, new bake!