French Onion Soup with Cheesy Dumplings

Catherine Fulvio’s French Onion Soup Recipe with Cheesy Dumplings is quite literally a hug in a bowl. So simple and fast to make, this comforting dish is perfect for snuggling up on a cold evening and with the added cheesy flavour, you’ll have everyone going back for seconds!

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Porridge with Cinnamon & Pear Compote

Anyone who lived on a farm understood the heartiness of steaming hot porridge after an early morning start milking the cows, I love mine with fruit. To keep the pears from browning, I add lemon juice which also gives that sharp lift which I love.

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Blackberry & Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Serves 6 to 8
This cake was originally a pineapple and cherry upside down cake and was made daily here at Ballyknocken for hungry hillwalking guests. The 4 of us children would sneak a piece but so that we wouldn’t be caught we’d have to take a piece that was an entire pineapple ring! Because of my love for all my garden produces, I’m using delicious rhubarb here.

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Cheese French Toast with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Poached Eggs

Cheese French Toast with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Poached Eggs Recipe by Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio. Start her Mother’s Day off on the right note with a delicious and decadent brunch spread featuring Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio’s savoury Cheese French Toast with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Poached Eggs. It’s her day to indulge and be spoilt, so get the kids (or dad) involved in the kitchen and surprise her with breakfast in bed.

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