The Sticky Toffee Pudding

This week at Bibi’s we’ve been trying out Geoff’s recipe for Sticky Toffee Puddings…Since our Brownies have been selling like hot cakes (hehe), we decided to search for some new recipes to bring to our loyal regulars (tweaking all the while, of course, to reach perfection).

We highly recommend you delve in to one of these tasty treats accompanied by delicious creamy Italian Cappuccino.


A Little Note on Clement and Pekoe

Our tea is supplied by Dairine of Clement and Pekoe. For the winter months we will be serving steaming hot black chai tea infused in milk with honey!

Other teas from Clement and Pekoe include:

  • Assam Corramore - Traditional Black Breakfast Tea
  • Long Jing - Chinese Green Tea
  • Earl Grey Darjeeling - A wonderful Darjeeling scented with Bergamot
  • Summerfruit Berry Blend - Raspberry and Strawberry Blend
  • Turkish Apple Mango and Mint - A wonderful sweet blend with a hint of mint!
  • Organic Peppermint
  • Organic Camomille Flowers
  • Ginger and Lemon Spice Rooibos - A fusion of red tea, fruit and spice.
  • Organic Rooibos
  • White tea with Lemon and Rosemary

All of the above teas are served in beautiful cast iron teapots from Le Palais des Thes, 31 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. We also sell these teas in 100g loose leaf bags to take away and enjoy at home.

Nuts about apples!

Finally Irish apples are in season! I was wondering whether we were going to get any this year at all. I had a splurge and nearly bought out the shop's supply the other day!

I use apples a lot day to day when they are in season. Stewed apple is a wonderfully easy and versatile dish to have in your fridge or even to keep in your freezer. We serve stewed apple in the cafe with our homemade granola and natural yoghurt and it is one of my favourite ways to eat it. It is sharp, sweet and utterly comforting to eat at any time of the day. I keep a container of it in my fridge and it is great for my little man, Ben, as there is no need to add any sugar as the apples in season have the right balance of sweetness.

To make the stewed apple, I peel, core and roughly chop 12 apples, throw them into a saucepan with about ½ pint of water. Put it on a medium heat and allow the apples to soften, stirring occasionally to prevent the apples from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Add more water if necessary. When the apples are soft enough, mush them up with a wooden spoon, whisk them with a wire whisk or throw it into the blender (which is what I do).

Breakfast Crumble:
You can then use this to make up a nice breakfast crumble for a treat at the weekend. Use whatever other fruit you can get, blackberries, peaches, plums.
-6 tbsp caster sugar
-2 apples, peeled and cored and cut into quarters
-2 peaches or plums and/or a good handful of berries
-zest of 1 lemon

If using the stone fruit, take the stone out and cut into quarters. Heat a small saucepan and add the sugar. Allow to caramelise slightly and add the chopped fruit. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Mix in a buttered ovenproof dish with about a quarter of the stewed apple and the berries, if using. This will give the crumble lots of different textures. Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

For the crumble topping:
-110g / 4oz plain flour
-2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
-50g / 2oz chilled butter
-110g / 4oz nutty granola (Bibi's granola is the best!!)
-Mix the flour and the sugar in a bowl. Grate in the butter and add the granola.
-Scatter the crumble topping over the fruit and bake in a preheated moderate oven, 180º, for 18-20 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is lovely and golden.

If you are feeling virtuous, serve with natural yoghurt or if not, with mounds of softly whipped cream!! If you're going to be naughty, you may as well do it in style!

Enjoy! xx

In the Press

Home-made Granola

These frosty winter mornings call for a scrumptious breakfast, and our homemade granola is the perfect fuel for fighting the cold.

Each batch is made fresh, using the highest quality Irish oats, dried fruit (such as cherries, bananas, and cranberries) and vitamin-filled nuts and seeds. After roasting all of our ingredients in the oven, we top each portion with thick Greek-style yogurt and a seasonal fruit topping.

As a special treat, try purchasing a bag of a granola to take away - it makes a lovely stocking stuffer or host/hostess gift for the festive season!
(Or just a lovely treat for yourself to enjoy at home!)

Christmas Opening Hours at Bibi's!

Happy Christmas from all at Bibi's!

We close on the 23rd of December when food runs out!

We will be open from Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th from 10-3ish depending on who turns up!!

We will be back to normal hours from Tuesday 3rd January so you can all break your New Years Resolutions!

Thank you so much for all the support over the year, We love you all!

Bibis X

Gift Vouchers Now Available!

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Thursday Evening Opening Postponed

Regretfully, late opening for supper on Thursday evenings has been postponed until further notice. This is due in part to the water restrictions still imposed.

While the shut offs are no longer in place, a night time reduction in pressure is affecting us greatly as a lot of our machines etc operate off the mains. We are currently reviewing options to combat this problem and hope once we find a solution, we will commence late opening again.

Please check the blog for further information in the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your patience.

Meet some of our suppliers!

Andrew calls to us every morning with fresh fruit and vegetables from Caterway!

The Peoples Supermarket

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