You do remember the season of Lent don’t you? It started a few weeks ago! Ash Wednesday, remember?
You have probably forgotten all about it now. It’s probably gone the way of your New Year’s Resolutions.
If you look at our café display in the morning it is loaded with scones and pies and chocolate treats and homemade brown bread.
By the afternoon our customers have stripped it bare. Either by sitting down in the café with a coffee and a plate of goodies or filling red takeaway bags.
We would like to apologise for putting temptation in front of you on a daily basis . . . But it’s our job!
So, if you are still staying off stuff for Lent, congratulations, well done, good job. Keep at it.
We won’t increase the pressure by posting pictures of warm apple and rhubarb pies gently steaming with a side of freshly whipped cream.
We will just write a few more sentences detailing the sinful delicacies available in Halo Café. Like the ROCKY ROADS, RICE KRISPIE MARS SQUARES AND CARAMEL SQUARES. Sorry for shouting and all . . .
I should also mention that we have now added pancakes to our menu. They are available with maple syrup. With crispy smokey bacon. With fruit compote and for the child in all of us . . . Nutella!
Pancakes were such a hit on Pancake Tuesday is seems a shame to keep them for just one day of the year.
You have been telling us for the last seven years to get them on the menu and we have now made space to accommodate your desires.
Delighted that you have managed to read our monthly post and hope that your giving up for Lent is holding firm.
Mind you! Paddy’s Day is on the way which means that most of you who have laid off the booze will be taking a one day break from your giving up!
Heritage Week in Celbridge for history, activities and good Irish food
Looking forward to Heritage Week in Celbridge.
We have a couple of lectures on our post-graduate program relating to Blackboard Studies.
Calcium Carbonate (chalk) – 90 million years BC to the present day. 3 years of study and a dissertation.
Halo Café Blackboards 2009 to the present day. About 25 minutes over a mug of coffee and a
Choose the course that suits your own time frame. . .
Heritage Week including Irish Food week
Here are some other activities to enjoy during Heritage Week
Halo Cafe was recently nominated for The Best Scones in Ireland.
Matthew, Clare and Catherine would like to thank everyone who voted for us, supported and encouraged us.
Because of our fans from Celbridge, Maynooth, Leixlip, Lucan and further afield who nominated us in the first place we received A great media response.
Scones to takeaway
Call in now and pick up your supply
Here is some of the press coverage:
Thank you! And keep buying the scones.
And we came top in Leinster!
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.