The Little Mill Blog wholemeal baking

  • Are you ready for the chocolate wars? The Little Mill Junior Baking Competition

    by Kathy Purcell

    Baking competition

    It’s that time again, when Kilkenny comes alive with food stalls, cookery demonstrations, food talks and all things foody from October 27th to 30th for the Savour Food Festival. The Little Mill is delighted to be involved once more with its Junior Baking Competition. This year we are focusing on Chocolate, asking our junior bakers to amaze us with their recipes using our stoneground wholemeal flours and chocolate.

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  • Tea & Bickies - Wholemeal Digestives

    by Kathy Purcell

    digestive biscuits

    Nothing beats a nice cup of tea and some digestive biscuits, its one of life’s simple pleasures. Its so easy to make these delicious slices of heaven, why not try it? “clean label” biscuits as fresh as could be!

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  • Share the Love - We have a winner!

    by Kathy Purcell

    Share the love

    The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. In addition to being the sense most closely linked to memory, smell is also highly emotive. We all know the therapeutic effect that baking has on us, the ritual of mixing, the smell of the baking. What better subject to ignite the creative writing juices than memories of baking! The winner of our “Share the love” writing competition is Deirdre O’Brien who shared with us her lovely story of baking with her Grandmother. We hope you enjoy!

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  • Share the Bake love - Writing Competition

    by Kathy Purcell

    intergen baking

    There’s a simple, but wonderful magic to baking. A magic that brings family and friends together. Fills an entire house with a welcoming aroma of warmth. Captures a cherished but fleeting moment in family life and forever preserves it in a smell, a taste, a particular baked treat. And that treat becomes a family tradition. Bread. Cake. Pastry. It doesn’t matter. What you bake with your family becomes a tangible, edible bridge between your grandmother’s kitchen and your own. Between the generations.

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  • Clash of the Cakes! Young Bakers -it's your time to shine! (Baking Competition)

    by Kathy Purcell

    Little Mill Competition

    It’s coming up to that time of year again, no not premature Christmas decorations. It’s Savour Kilkenny, the foodie event of the year and even better it is the 10th Anniversary of the festival. So it’s going to be a cracker!

    We are running our baking competition once more, looking for all the wonderful creative bakers of Kilkenny to submit their delicious recipes and baked goods.

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  • Clash of the Cakes - Junior Baking Competition

    by Kathy Purcell

    Clash of the cakes - Baking Competition

    The Little Mill Clash of the Cakes!

    Junior Baking Competition Under 18’s and Under 12’s

    Kilkenny is well used to the clash of the ash, but what about clash of the cakes? We are looking for the ultimate wholemeal cake. Create recipes with whatever you like; chia or chocolate, carrot or cardamom -we are looking for you to inspire us!

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