Chefs: Adrian Martin

Cheesy roast potatoes

The ultimate indulgent potatoes for Christmas. The cheese is totally optional, but who doesn’t like cheese!

Steak and burnt onion

I eat steak at least once a week. I love all the different cuts there are to choose from. I highly recommend going to your butcher for steak, as they can really help you choose the best cuts. The cooking guide provided here works great with sirloin, striploin, fillet, ribeye, flank and skirt steak. How […]

Soda bread

Ireland’s most famous bread is made with two of the oldest foods: wheat and buttermilk. The acid in the buttermilk reacts with the bicarbonate of soda and creates the rise. If you have kids you should teach them how to make soda bread, because it’s great to be able to put a loaf on the […]

Individual lemon meringue tarts

A showstopper dessert to land on the table at any dinner party. Have these made just before dinner and store them in the fridge until ready to serve. I like to do my meringue in front of everyone with a blowtorch as it adds such a ‘wow’ factor.

Vanilla crème brûlée

The traditional recipe for crème brulée is made with double cream and is rich and delicious. This lighter version of the classic French dinner party dessert uses milk instead of double cream. It tastes just as good but is much lighter. For a bit of variety you can put a layer of stewed fruit in […]

Panna cotta with mixed berry compote

If you are only starting out cooking and hosting for guests, panna cotta is a great dessert to start with. It is very simple to put together and easy to serve on the day. Try to use in-season berries for the compote.

Rice pudding soufflé with passion fruit sorbet

A soufflé never fails to impress. Just make sure you have everything ready and waiting the moment you take the dishes from the oven – serving plates, sorbet and guests. Make the soufflé base well in advance, but be ready to whip up the meringue and fold it into the soufflé base at the last […]

Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart

Recipe by Adrian Martin This wonderful recipe is from ‘MILK’ by John and Sally McKenna produced in association with the National Dairy Council. ‘MILK’ is available in bookstores across Ireland and can be purchased online here.