Recipe: Chocolate Surprise Truffles


These chocolate truffles make great gifts for your friends and family and with a pinch of chilli in one or two added into the mix it really spices things up! Ingredients: 250g Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops 125ml double cream 25g butter 1 pinch of sea salt 1 large handful of hazelnuts (bashed up) 50g good quality cocoa powder 1 pinch of chilli powder Method: Break the dark chocolate drops into little chunks and place in a small bowl. In

Celebration of World Chocolate Day Infographic

World Chocolate day

It’s the 7th July, which means only one thing…it’s World Chocolate Day! In celebration of this delicious day we have put together an infographic looking at the odd chocolate facts, why chocolate is good for you and tasty treats around the globe! Enjoy… We bet you’re craving delicious chocolate now aren’t you? Well no need to worry, just pop back to our website and get chocolate shopping!

Recipe: Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

History of the Babka: Babka is traditionally made from an enriched dough rolled up and filled with a sweet filling made from either chocolate or cinnamon and sometimes almonds, dried fruit or poppyseeds. Makes: 1 loaf Serves: 10 Time: Prep: 5 hours Cook: 60 mins Ingredients: Dough ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature) 6 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 free-range egg yolks 190g all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon

Things to do for Father’s Day

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June means the start of warm weather, school holidays, the opening of theme parks, outdoor swimming pools, and of course, Father’s Day! This year, why not celebrate the father figures in your life with fun and delicious things to do? Whether you’re the creative type, an outdoor goer, or you’re on a smaller budget, we have you covered. We understand the difficulties of finding the perfect treat for dad as every dad is unique, but no need to worry, read

3 Father’s Day Inspired Recipes

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With Father’s Day only a week away it’s time to get your thinking caps on and find the perfect treat to bake dad. To help you create something delicious we have mixed up 3 Father’s Day inspired recipes for you to try just for dad!   Chocolate Guinness Cake If there was anything that you could bake that represents Ireland it’s this cake. Delicious Lily O’Brien’s chocolate and refreshing Irish ale combined into the perfect Father’s day cake. Prep: 20

Recipe: Silky Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

Chocolate tart with raspberries

Makes: 1 tart Serves: 8 people Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Chill: 35 minutes Ingredients: For the tart 150ml whole milk 500ml double cream 65g golden caster sugar 300g Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops (chopped) 2 medium free-range eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 200g fresh raspberries (plus extra for serving) For the chocolate pastry 175g plain flour (plus extra for dusting) 25g cocoa powder 50g icing sugar 100g chilled unsalted butter (cut into pieces) 1 medium free-range egg yolk

Triple Chocolate Doughnuts with Lily O’Brien’s Milk Chocolate Drops

Recipe Triple Chocolate Donuts with Lily O'Brien's Chocolate

Talk about chocolate overload! These triple chocolate baked doughnuts are a dark chocolate lover’s dream. Makes: 24 mini doughnuts Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ingredients: Doughnuts • 110g all-purpose flour • 35g unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 tsp. baking powder • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt • ½ tsp. instant espresso powder • 6 tbsp. granulated sugar • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter (melted, slightly cooled) • 1 large free range egg • 115ml whole milk • 1 ½ tsp.

Launch of our NEW Premium Chocolate Bar Range

Pictured is Lily O’Brien’s founder, Mary Ann O’Brien along with celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna as they officially launch Lily O’Brien’s first ever premium chocolate bars range. The all new Lily O’Brien’s offering features seven unique recipes, which include undeniable classics such as Sea Salted Caramel and Malted Crisp to all new foodie-inspired options such as Orange And Bergamot and Peppermint Crunch with Basil. Photo: Anthony Woods

Things kicked off early at Medley on Fleet Street in Dublin’s hip new venue; when foodies, bloggers, journalists, and influencers turned out in force to celebrate the launch of Lily O’Brien’s new Premium Chocolate Bar Range.  From 6.30pm the venue started to fill up with attendees who began to enjoy some light refreshments while taking in the assortment of chocolate goodies on display. We skilfully crafted our wonderful floral displays, each one a “homage” to Lily O’Brien’s new chocolate bar

Recipe: Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Recipe

With a hint of orange liqueur and delicious hazelnuts, this recipe create a glorious combination! You can’t just have one slice of this elegant chocolate cake! Makes: 1 torte Serves: 8 Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Ingredients: For the cake 200g Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops (chopped) 3 large free-range eggs 100g unsalted butter (diced) 150g caster sugar 90g ground hazelnuts 60g self-raising flour 3 tbsp. orange liqueur A pinch of salt Freshly whipped cream (to serve) For the