Bread! And What To Do With It After Storm Emma

Halo Café owns this stuff

Stuff to do with stale bread after Storm Emma

This is not a recipe book. Just a few ideas to use up any bread you might have hanging around after the storm.

Quick and easy stuff to do. Flavoursome and filling. You have loads of snow to be clearing. You need to stock up on some calories to fuel that hard work.

Recipes to use up stale bread

French toast – Eggy bread

3 eggs
Splash of milk
Salt
Bread cut into triangles
Oil for frying

Heat frying pan with a little oil
Whisk up eggs, milk, salt
Dip both sides of bread to soak up the egg.
Fry both sides

Serve with sweet or savoury accompaniments.
Maple syrup, honey, rashers, mixed berries . . .

Bread and butter pudding
Eggs, cream, milk, sultanas, butter, sugar.
Later buttered bread and sultanas
Make a custard
Pour over, leave for 10 minutes. Bake

Summer pudding
Bread
Frozen summer fruit
Sugar

Stuffing
Using your nutri- bullet, blender, food processor
Rip up the bread into small pieces, blend/grind into bread crumbs.
Melt butter in a pan
Add crumbs, herbs, salt, pepper
Mix together store in fridge for later

If you want to make bread crumbs for breading or coating you can dry out the bread in a low oven. Grind into fine breadcrumbs.

As mentioned this isn’t a recipe book. Just a few ideas. If you are interested in any of these dishes you can always Google them!

See you all on Monday 

 

Celbridge The Gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East – Tourist Information

Information for a tourist visiting Celbridge

There are only two vital pieces of Celbridge tourist information that you need when visiting The Gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East.

Celbridge tourist information - the gateway to Ireland's Ancient East
Tourist Information in Celbridge

The first item that you really need to know about when visiting Celbridge is where to find refreshment. Halo Café is located just off the Maynooth Road right beside the front door of Tesco. Established in 2009 it has a history of mildly amusing blackboard signs and providing great homemade food and fantastic scones.

Parking in Celbridge

Please be aware that parking in Celbridge can be expensive if you ignore the obscure signs, odd timings and efficient traffic wardens.

The simple alternative is to park beside Halo Café. You are then free to pick up a picnic and explore the Celbridge tourist trail at your leisure.

Celbridge tourist trail and Arthur’s Way

You may like to follow this link to a Walking Tour of Celbridge. It features some of the places of historical interest in Celbridge.

Arthur’s Way is a longer trail that may require some extra planning. It is 16km in length and is probably best carried out by bicycle.

Picnic time

If you are planning a visit to Celbridge we are more than happy to arrange picnics for your party. Please call us on 0035316276686. 

If you wish to use Halo Café as a meeting place after your tour you are most welcome. We have real Italian coffee and homemade scones.

Meeting Point

We have found, over the years, that Celbridge is an ideal meeting point for tourists. Fly into Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car, and head to Celbridge.

We recently hosted a breakfast where friends from New York, Florida, Birmingham (the English one) all met up in Halo. The were heading off to Mayo to a rented holiday home.

We are in a really handy location. You can get your breakfast at Halo Café. Pick up sunscreen and insect repellent at Walsh’s Pharmacy and a rain jacket in Tesco.

If you are heading to The Wild Atlantic Way you will need these items for sure. Experiencing four seasons in one day is a definite possibility.

Enjoy your stay in Ireland and keep following Halo Café for travel advice, pearls of wisdom and general lunacy .  .  .

For a full look at what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Celbridge click on this link for Discover Celbridge

Thank you for your thank you

 

Thank you

Sometimes you get a lovely little email that really warms your heart.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful lunch, your food is amazing and your team so professional, they are a credit to you. I will definitely be back the next time we are organising an event and I will be recommending your catering to anyone who will listen !!”

This was a pre-conference breakfast and then lunch for 90 people, in a marquee, in the middle of a field. It also took place in the middle of a typical Irish Summer . . . Torrential rain.

Halo Café – The Party Catering Company

 

Party Catering in Your Home

Party Catering Survey

OPTION ONE
Imagine yourself standing in your house holding a glass of bubbly, greeting your family and friends. Point them in the direction of the drink and the food.

“Help yourselves!”

Now enjoy your party in the company of friends and family. Enjoy a choice of freshly prepared homemade food and a slice of apple pie.

Say goodbye to a happy group of friends and family…. and accept their compliments as they leave.

And remember we bring the plates and the cutlery and the napkins and the buffet dishes. We even collect everything and take everything away and do the washing up!

OPTION TWO
Rush around preparing food all day, get sisters and aunties to butter bread and make a choice of cheese or hang sangwiches. Try to fit all the sausages in the oven at the same time as the reformed chicken nuggets and spring rolls.

Get the first lot of washing up in the machine and tackle the next lot in the sink. Get suds on the new outfit and chip your nail varnish.

Get changed….again. Touch up nail varnish. Remember to check the oven and find the spring rolls burnt at the edges.

Answer the door and rush back to the oven. Retrieve the chicken thingies and put the smoking trays into the sink. Run the cold tap over your burning fingers.

Smile/grimace through the pain and offer your guests the cheese and hang sangwiches.

Enjoy your party.

Say goodbye to your guests and tackle the washing up. splash suds on your outfit…again. Chip your nail varnish…again. Burn your fingers…again…

Enjoy your Party?

Thank you for taking this survey. Check your answers below:-

If you chose OPTION ONE call into Halo Café in Celbridge and have a chat about your plans.
Take a look at our MENU

If you chose OPTION TWO…

Enjoy your party!

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Party Catering in your house, marquee or function hall in Celbridge, Maynooth, Leixlip, Kilcock, Straffan, Clane, Rathcoffey, Lucan, Newcastle.

Thank you to Halo Cafe

A Thank You

Just a note of thanks for providing such delicious food for two family occasions now. The service from start to finish was painless and excellent, professional, helpful with high praise for the food.

Would recommend you to anyone looking for excellent catering.

Thank you

The Gannon Family

Thank you for party catering
Thank you

Homemade brown bread with smoked salmon is Irish luxury

Homemade brown bread recipe from Castletown House Celbridge

Halo Cafe Homemade Brown Bread

We bake our homemade brown bread fresh everyday and is available to buy or you can order in advance.

The recipe is based on one that was used in Castletown House in Celbridge. Over the first few years of Halo Café we would make a couple of loaves everyday to accompany our homemade soup. We tested and tasted the recipe and made a few changes including adding pumpkin seeds for a bit of extra crunch.

Once people had tasted the bread they started asking if they could buy a loaf to take away. This grew and grew and so we now have a regular group of customers who call in for their daily loaf.

Every Christmas Eve we prepare 10 times the number of loaves. Our customers can enjoy a slice of with their soup of smoked salmon on Christmas Day.

When we provide soup and sandwiches for our catering events the brown bread is always a popular addition. It also appears on our canapé selection.