Berry Muffins

Makes 12

Prep time 12 mins 

Cooking time 20 -25 mins 


225g plain flour

2tsp Baking Powder

55 g ground Almonds

125g caster sugar 

150g melted butter 

100 MLS milk

2 eggs beaten

250g mixed berries such as blueberry, raspberry or blackberries.


  • Preheat oven 190c,place 12 paper cases in a bun tin
  • Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl,stir in ground almonds and sugar, make a well in the centre of dry ingredients.
  • Whisk together butter,milk and eggs and pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Stir gently until just combined, do not over-mix. Gently fold in the berries.
  • Divide the mixture into the paper cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with sugar 

The Kerry Food Story


Kerry Food Directory

I was honoured last year to be part of a great Kerry Food Producer Directory which has recipes from top chef’s around Kerry .

All of the chefs have studied at the IT Tralee . The recipes created by the chefs use all local produce.

This book with 150 local Kerry Food and Drink producers is a reminder to us as chefs and also to customers the array of local home grown and local  produce available in Kerry.

“We want to give a strong message that Kerry is open for business in relation to food and drink, and that we have some of the best producers not just in Ireland ,but in the world”, says TJ O’ Connor, Head of Section, Hotel, Culinary and Tourism Department at IT Tralee Co. Kerry.

To view the publication online click here 

Thank you TJ for making me part of such a wonderful story.

Blogs Worth Looking at :

As a chef and real passion for all things edible, I am always looking for new ideas and aspirations in cookery. The following blogs are just a sample of what I find interesting at the moment.

  1. The Sea Gardener 


  • There is something here for you if your interests are in :
  • Seaweed cookery and health benefits.
  • Its clean, bright and fresh looking blog.
  • I love the foraging tips.




I describe this as a love letter of food.

  • It always has something new and exciting.
  • There are great cookery tips.
  • The food photography is exceptional.




I work in the hospitality sector and this blog;

  • Provides good general information.
  • Promotes Irish tourism.
  • Promotes Irish food producers and there are great links.