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Santa hat brownies

We love these super-cute festive delights! You will need: 1 pan of brownies, baked and cooled 20-24 small strawberries 1 batch of buttercream frosting (or a frosting of your choice) Buttercream Frosting (you will have some extra buttercream left with this recipe) Ingredients: 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup butter (softened but not melted) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 … [Read more...]

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: We’re Having a Bit of Work Done!

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Hi there, Thanks for visiting TheDailyUpdate.ie today. We’re currently having some essential maintenance work carried out but click around and have a read of some of our older posts and features, including fashion and beauty, as well as social snaps from some of the summer’s hottest events. We turn two in August so be sure to keep an eye out for our fantastic birthday celebration … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Brennans Wholewheat Brown Bread Ice Cream – Recipe

Brown bread Ice cream

With the gorgeous weather of late you probably don’t feel like spending ages cooking and the heat has probably caused your appetite to decrease. One solution is to reach for the humble sandwich but these can be stodgy and unhealthy. However, food guru and Ireland AM regular Andrew Rudd recently came up with some gorgeous recipes using Brennan’s Wholewheat Brown Bread. A staple of many kitchen … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: The Denny Irish Breakfast Census


Eggs sunny-side up? Crisp or lightly cooked bacon? And for good measure, how do you like your sausages? The Denny Breakfast Census promises to reveal all. The folks at Denny want to work out what makes an Irish breakfast so unique and are offering free breakfasts until June 9th in return. As one of Ireland’s favourite breakfast brands, Denny hope to make their products even more delectable … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: The Wild Foods Masterclass at Macreddin Village Wicklow

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The Wild Foods Masterclass at Macreddin Village in Co.Wicklow, offers willing foodies an opportunity to learn and discover all there is to know about Ireland’s abundance of wild foods! The only course of its kind in Ireland educates participants through demonstrations and practicals with Evan Doyle – Chef and co-author of new book Wild Food. The two-day masterclass covers identification … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: 25% Off at Pyg Restaurant Dublin

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To celebrate the launch of its new website, Pyg Restaurant in Dublin’s Powerscourt Townhouse is offering 25% off all online bookings during the whole month of May. Under the watchful eye of head Chef Morne Castelyn, Pyg Restaurant has gone from strength to the strength in the last year, garnering both critical praise for its culinary efforts and a loyal customer base, most recently being … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Blackened Salmon, Spiced Couscous Salad, Citrus Yoghurt Dressing – Recipe

Blackened Salmon, Cous Cous

(Serves 4) People are always looking for a way to liven up salmon, well look no further! Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets 2 level teaspoons Cajun spice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mixed herbs (parsley, mint, thyme, oregano) 1 tablespoon oil Zest of 1 lime 2 whole chillies-chopped roughly (optional) ½ lemon-cut into wedges Preparation: In a small bowl mix together … [Read more...]


Fragrant Indian Chicken

Recipes for this dish vary greatly, with no one recipe being more or less correct than the other. Basically the dish consists of lightly marinated chicken served in a rich, creamy and lightly spiced curry sauce. Chicken Marinade: 4 chicken breasts 5 tablespoons yoghurt ½ teaspoon chilli powder ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon turmeric Seasoning 2 cloves … [Read more...]


Phone at Dinner

According to a new report, one in five modern hosts believe it’s totally acceptable to have a smartphone or iPad at the dining table. In a survey commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of popular after-dinner chocolates After Eight, this universal tipping point was agreed on by young dinner party-goers and those attending the gatherings half a century ago.  Interestingly, 9.09pm is the … [Read more...]


Butler's Pantry

The Butler’s Pantry celebrate their 25th birthday at their stores in Clontarf, Donnybrook, Mount Merrion Avenue, Rathgar, Sandymount, Monkstown, Sandycove and Greystones tomorrow, Saturday November 10th. There will be 25% off the special Butler’s Pantry anniversary, lots of special offers and family entertainment. There will also be the opportunity to win a home-cooked meal every day for a … [Read more...]