In our ‘Love Baking’ series we have a total of 5 recipes, from spooky sweet treats, autumnal comfort bakes to Shane’s festive Christmas treats!
Our next recipe is a firm favourite, the delightful mince pie with a twist! Pear & Almond Mince Pie
No mince pie filling? No problem! Shane’s overnight pear & almond filling takes all the hard work out of soaking fruits weeks in advance and tastes just as good. We won’t tell if you don’t!
Make sure to check out Shane’s Christmas Stollen Bread.. This festive bread is a delicious blend of dried fruits & marzipan and is utterly divine.
If you make any of these gorgeous recipes 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.