Chef Shane Smith

Making Waves in The Irish Food Industry – Food And Drink Aficionados to Follow For Some Serious Inspiration

Every few years, a new wave of movers and shakers catch our attention. Whether it be in the world of politics, travel, world issues or indeed, food and drink. These chefs, sommeliers, writers and hospitality pros are providing a major source of inspiration for aspiring foodies, wine lovers and more. So, sit back, relax, sip …

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The Best Possible Taste Podcast – Chef Shane Smith And More

In this week’s Best Possible Taste Podcast, Sharon Noonan chats to a number of exciting guests, including Chef Shane Smith. Chatting to Sharon, Co. Cavan native Shane shares his own personal food journey during his time at the Taste of Cavan food festival. Working at Dublin’s Airfield Estate, he has quite a number of exciting …

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Top Chefs Host Masterclasses At This Year’s Taste of Cavan Food Festival

The much loved Taste of Cavan food festival returns for the seventh year running, much to the delight of food lovers, with an even bigger and better line up than before. Running from the 10th – 11th August in the Cavan Equestrian Centre the two day festival will bring the best food, drink, family activities and …

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Is there anything more glorious that the marriage of velvety sweet chocolate and tart raspberries? No, I didn’t think so! This dark chocolate raspberry tart recipe is a fun and flirty summer favourite. Ingredients: Sweet pastry – 125g butter – 125g caster sugar – 2 eggs – Dash of vanilla – 250g plain flour Chocolate …

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Blood orange buttermilk loaf recipe

Blood Orange Buttermilk Loaf Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

This butter loaf recipe is a hot favourite of mine at the moment. It showcases how beautiful blood oranges look and taste. I’ve knocked this up numerous times as It’s quite a simple recipe and will definitely impress. Serves 8 Ingredients: Topping – 2 blood oranges – 50g caster sugar – 2 tbsp water Cake …

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Puff pastry poached pear recipe

Puff Pastry Star Anise Poached Pears Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Lets not look back on Summer instead lets look forward to a cozy autumnal favourite, spiced poached pears recipe wrapped in a crispy flaky puff pastry. This dessert resembles a beehive and is very easy to master and even easier to eat Puff pastry star anise poached pears. Serves 4 Ingredients: – 4 medium pears …

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Shane Smith Semifreddo Recipe

Cherry Pistachio & Lemon Semifreddo Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

My cherry semifreddo recipe is a beautiful, creamy, refreshing, elegant summer dessert! It is absolutely heavenly. I can guarantee it won’t be around long enough to melt! Serves 6-8 Ingredients: – 1 medium egg – 3 medium egg yolks – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 100g caster sugar – 350ml double cream – 1/2 lemon zest …

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Strawberry & Coriander Clafoutis Recipe From Chef Shane Smith

You don’t have to wait for cherry season to make this delicious Clafoutis recipe. These fresh Irish strawberries suspended in a creamy coriander infused batter are a very welcome start to the summer. Serves 8 Ingredients: – 400g strawberries – 3 whole eggs – 50g caster sugar – 115g plain four – 100ml milk – …

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Orange and Elderflower Polenta Cake Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Bring a little sunshine to your table with this delicious yet simple Orange elderflower polenta cake recipe. Its citrus, floral and fun. Serves 10 Ingredients: – 125ml rapeseed oil – 150g coarse polenta – 75g plain flour – 1/2 tsp baking powder – 150g caster sugar – 2 large eggs – 2 egg whites – …

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Chocolate Praline Meringue Gateaux Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Chocolate Praline Meringue Gateaux Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

After 40 days and 40 nights its time to wow all your friends and family with this Easter show-stopping Gateaux Recipe! Layers of chocolate fudge, crunchy meringue and a praline cream – it’s a winner. Serves 10 Ingredients: Chocolate sponges – 3 medium eggs – 280g brown sugar – 1 tbsp vanilla extract – 190g …

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Chocolate macadamia porter cake recipe

Chocolate Macadamia Porter Cake Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

March, the month we must remember two very important men in Ireland, Saint Patrick & Arthur Guinness. I doff my chef hat to them both with this Chocolate Macadamia Porter Cake Recipe. This cake infused with the black stuff and topped with chocolate ganache is decadently delicious and very easy to make. Its the perfect …

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Chocolate Beetroot Cognac Truffles Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

With Valentines just around the corner, were supposed to share the love and what better way than to make these super easy and delicious chocolate beetroot cognac truffles for your significant other. The smooth silky chocolate, the earthiness of the beets and the clean finish of the cognac will guarantee you’ll be in the good …

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Atlantic Kelp & Sunflower Seed Brown Loaf Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Atlantic Kelp & Sunflower Seed Brown Loaf Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

January is upon us so lets kick-start 2017 with a super delicious healthy brown seaweed loaf. The inspiration for this recipe came to mind after a recent trip to Co Sligo where I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, author of ‘Irish Seaweed Kitchen’. Atlantic Kelp (kombu) is a thick flat …

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Chocolate Clementine Trifle Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

This chocolate clementine trifle recipe is a perfect twist on a classic dessert that all the family can enjoy. Its decadent, luxurious and almost too good to eat and would be the centrepiece to grace any table this Christmas. Serves 12 Ingredients: Chocolate Swiss Roll – 75g self raising flour – 20g unsweetened cocoa powder – 3 medium …

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Pumpkin Bread with Cardamom Butter Recipe by Shane Smith

Tis the season for all things pumpkin and undoubtedly one of my favourite times of year. The aroma of warm spices not only warms my kitchen but warms my heart. This recipe for pumpkin bread is only beautiful and paired with the spiced cardamom butter…well lets just say I’m not often stuck for words!! Ingredients: …

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Plum & almond tart

Plum and Almond Tart Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

This rustic, nutty plum and almond tart recipe is incredible. Buttery puff pastry, juicy plums, toasted almonds paired with the lightly spiced cinnamon cream are a match made in heaven. Serves 6 Ingredients: – 500g puff pastry – 8 medium plums Frangipane Filling – 30g butter – 30g caster sugar – 30g ground almonds – …

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Strawberry & Raspberry Fool Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

Strawberry & Raspberry Fool Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

This strawberry & raspberry fool recipe with black pepper shortbread and lemon basil custard is summer in a glass! Traditionally, fools are made by folding stewed fruit into a light creamy custard. As a pastry chef at this time of year, you get bombarded with some of the most amazing summer berries. My rule of …

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White Chocolate & Cardamom Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe by Shane Smith

Finally Summer has arrived and what better way to welcome its arrival than with a fancy ice-cream and wafers! This ice cream sandwich recipe is definitely a walk down memory lane but with a grown up feel. It is the perfect summery treat. Ingredients: Vanilla shortbread – 130g plain flour – 50g cornflour – 130g unsalted …

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Shane Smith Rhubarb meringue tart

Spiced Rhubarb Meringue Tarts Recipe by Chef Shane Smith

These lightly Spiced Rhubarb Meringue Tarts are a fun take on the classic lemon meringue! There bursting with different flavours and textures, the beautiful fresh spring rhubarb is encased in a buttery pastry shell and topped with pillows of soft meringue. Some may say the perfect finish to any meal and I would wholeheartedly agree! …

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