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Videos of Croan Cottages

01.08 2012 Videos of Croan Cottages

We have a couple of short videos up on the Croan Cottages YouTube channel which give you an idea of what Croan Cottages look like. We hope that they also bring back some happy memories for people who have stayed with us already. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/user/CroanCottageshow to write an essay

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Summer Newsletter 2012

12.07 2012 Summer Newsletter 2012

Holiday Homes in Kilkenny, Ireland Summer Newsletter 2012 IN THIS ISSUE – News from the Gardens – News on the Animals – Some Recipes for this time of the year – Local Festivals – A 10% discount for every reader! Gift Vouchers Our gift vouchers have proven to be very popular gifts. If you know someone who might enjoy a break in beautiful Kilkenny, why not get them one their birthday or anniversary. The vouchers are available for any amount and...

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Cake

12.07 2012 Strawberry and Rhubarb Cake

Ingredients: For the filling: 250g thinly sliced rhubarb (about 1/2-inch thickness) 1 pint strawberries – sliced and lightly mashed 1 tablespoon lemon juice 85g cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch For the Cake: 200g plain flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoons salt 125g of softened butter 100g of  granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Topping 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 5 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180° C. Grease...

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Gooseberry Cake

12.07 2012 Gooseberry Cake

Ingredients 100g butter 125g Sugar 75g Natural yoghurt 2 Eggs 150g Flour 1 tsp Baking powder 4 tbsp Golden syrup 300g Gooseberries, topped and tailed Method Blend the sugar with three quarters of the butter. Add the yoghurt and one third of the flour and mix well. Add the eggs and remaining flour and baking powder, and mix well. Place the mix into a greased cake tin (20cm) and place into a hot oven at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter with the...

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Cherry Blossom in late March

29.03 2012 Cherry Blossom in late March

This year’s Cherry Blossom display is spectacular! We hope that they’ll last until Easter. We shot a video on a lovely sunny day and Pierre insisted on starring in the scene!

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