We recently launched our brand new “Love Baking” series with pastry chef, Shane Smith in association with Gem. This series is hands down one of the tastiest baking collaborations you’ll come across this year!
In our ‘Love Baking’ series we have a total of 5 recipes, from Halloween sweet treats, Autumnal comfort bakes to Shane’s festive Christmas favourites!
You may have come across Shane’s Spooktacular Spider Cookies which are such a fun recipe to make with the kids.
Our second Gem inspired recipe was Shane Smith’s Apricot & Bacon Tear & Share Rolls. A perfect example of when sweet and savoury works hand in hand. This tear and share bread is guaranteed to become a family favourite
Our next recipe in this tasty series, and just in time for Christmas is (*drumroll)………Shane’s Christmas Stollen Bread.. This is a classic festive bread for a reason, the blend of dried fruits & marzipan is utterly delicious and couldn’t taste more like Christmas if you tried.
If you make this gorgeous recipe please make sure to tag us in your delicious creations @ilovecookingireland @gempackfoods @chefshanesmith
Gem Pack Foods started out in 1967 as a small importer of specialist dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Over time, their products have been used by Irish mums to create wholesome and home-baked treats for their families to enjoy. Today, in homes, cafes, restaurants, and more, their products can be found everywhere you eat. Their goal is to provide you with the finest ingredients packed in convenient formats to make cooking and baking easier for you and to inspire you with their series of recipes and kitchen tips regardless of your baking skills!
Check their brand new website www.gembakes.ie
Award winning Pastry Chef, Shane Smith has over 23 years’ experience working in some of the most celebrated pastry kitchens in Ireland & abroad.
These years of experience have ultimately led to the launch of “The Shane Smith Online Cookery School” in 2022 ( www.chefshanesmith.ie ) The mission of the school is to share his experience and knowledge to help educate, mentor and guide the next generation of pastry chefs and home bakers.
Shane is currently Brand Ambassador for Gem and Kenwood. In his free time, he can be found behind the camera lens, styling and photographing food. He is no stranger to standing in front of the camera lens either as he is a regular on The Today Show on RTÉ One.