I wrote an article for Headstuff, 'A Brief History of Marshmallows'. Marshmallows were considered an indulgent treat for the pharaoh's of Ancient Egypt but were popularized by the French in the 19th Century. Read more here
We are delighted to be nominated in the inaugural Irish Made Awards by Irish Country Magazine. We are in the fist category on the list, Food & Drink with some superb competition. We'd love your vote, it's one vote per device and the closing date is August 6th. Thank you!
I've been lucky enough to work with both of these brilliant companies before and it is always a pleasure to collaborate on new events.
For Teelings 2nd Birthday Party I created a Small Batch flavoured marshmallow.
For the My Shining Armour party I made a bespoke glitter marshmallow that went down a treat. Image covered the launch party, click here to see all the pics from the night.
We love to collaborate on new flavours to match an event, product launch or a private party, please just get in touch. No job is too big or too small.
Delish Melish HQis situated in Dublin 7, which is a vibrant and exciting area very close to Dublin city centre. There is an amazing choice of coffee shops and restaurants in the area and here is a short rundown.
Love Supreme is a gem. The simple décor creates and oasis of calm, their sausage rolls are sublime and their little cakeens and croissants a perfect little treat with the best coffee about.
My favourite food spot in the area due to their gorgeous sandwiches at lunch, pizzas in the evening and brunch at the weekend. Pizza makes me very bloody happy, especially super freshly stretched dough and unique combination offlavours. Drooling just thinking of it. Lovely coffee from Cloud Picker.
Slice is a sister café to Cake Café situated off Camden St. It has an impressive lunch and brunch menu as well as gorgeous cakes and 3FE coffee. Everything is made in house and it’s always fantastic.
This place is such an exciting dining experience. They don’t serve any of your typical beers but instead stock a huge choice of beers from independent microbreweries. The food is sublime, with an innovative and changing menu.
This wonderful little food shop stocks a bespoke array of Irish and international food brands. Apart from a bench out the front there isn’t much seating but it is the ideal place to pick up everything for a glorious picnic in the nearby Phoenix Park.
This is a new addition to Stoneybatter, that sells a great selection of gifts and stationery with an emphasis on Irish producers. They also serve locally brewed coffee and little treats to accompany.
Mooz is an Italian grocer and delicatessen that is filled with gorgeous fresh products like cheese, antipasti, cured meats and a massive array of sauces, pesto and pasta.
Lyon Loring has relocated to a more central spot in Stoneybatter. An eclectic mix of vintage clothing, candles and quirky cards.
There are so many options to choose from for wedding and corporate favours. The small bags with 2 marshmallows are probably the most popular choice to have waiting as your guests sits down for the meal but the flavours that you can choose from are endless. You can have the same two flavours or different flavours. For example you could have a His’n’hers favourite drinks, such as Teelings & Coffee and Mojito. You can also bring a colour theme into your marshmallows or meringues to match the flowers or bridesmaid dresses.
The first wedding favours that I ever did were for an apple themed wedding! So I created a pink lady meringue with a green and pink stripe running throughout. For a Kerry groom and Dublin bride I did a small meringue bag with one green and gold meringue and one blue meringue.
Another way of personalising your wedding favours is by matching the ribbon to a colour scheme of either the flowers or the bridesmaid’s dresses. You can also have your names, date or a personalized message for your guests printed on ribbon. The possibilities are endless. If you want more info on flavours and prices just drop me a line on Derval@delishmelish.com
Above pics by Katya Koliban http://www.katyakoliban.com/
Styled by Lesiele Juliet, http://lesielejuliet.com/
Flowers by Flowers by Moira http://www.flowersbymoira.ie/
Jen and Hamish treated their guests to a s’mores bar during their drinks reception at The Millhouse on the banks of the Boyne in Slane. The couple live in Hamish’s native Australia but Jen is from Ireland with so many of their guests making the long journey over. The Millhouse is a wonderfully sumptuous venue yet still very comfortable and homely. With the wedding being the day before New Years Eve, there was still a sense of Christmas coziness along with an open fire throughout the ground floor. While the ceremony was taking place in the old millhouse, I set up the S’mores Bar in the entrance hall of the main house.
When all the I do’s were said the guests made their way over to the house to select from a marshmallow choice of Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate, Oreo, Malteser, Coffee & Jameson, Raspberry and Passion Fruit & Coconut. Knowing that there would be children at the reception I had brought simple chocolate biscuits as well as making a cookie that is a mix of a traditional cookie recipe and Graham’s crackers, which is the traditional American choice to have with s’mores. I also brought some gluten and dairy free biscuits. The s’mores proved very popular and I was still toasting when they were ready to go into dinner. The guests were a really friendly bunch and no doubt everyone had a great night.
Massive congrats to Jen and Hamish who were a dream to work with as well as the cracking staff at The Millhouse.
All photos are by Dave McClelland davidmcclelland-photography.com
Venue The Millhouse, Slane www.themillhouse.ie
How To Make S'mores!
What you’ll need:
- Delish Melish marshmallows
- Biscuits or cookies, big fresh cookie are ideal or just a few Rich Tea bikkies
- Thin chocolate, either milk or dark Or Chocolate or caramel sauce
S’mores are traditionally a North American dessert (Canadians claim it) that we’ve all seen in films and on the telly . You know the scene; campfire, marshmallows on sticks being toasted in the flames and then squished between Grahams Crackers (similar to Digestive biscuits). I don’t know about you, but I’m not one for camping but I love s’mores. They are a gooey delicious dessert that is comforting and really simple to make.
They are a perfect treat after a barbecue, while there is still some heat on the coals. Pop a Delish Melish marshmallow on a bamboo skewer (the same that you might use for a kebab) and hold it over the heat. They will melt fairly quickly so have your chosen biscuits nearby. When the marshmallow is toasted place them on your biscuit and using the other biscuit push the marshmallow off the stick. Now add a thin piece of chocolate or alternatively a squeeze of chocolate or toffee sauce. Place the second biscuit on top and squish it all together.
Ps. You can also toast them under a grill or using a chef’s torch (you might have one in the back of a drawer for making crème brulee) but be really careful with these, not for the kids!
Teelings & Delish Melish Pairing Evening, November 23rd
We’re delighted to be pairing up with Teelings Whiskey on November 23rd at their impressive distillery in Newmarket Square. Here’s the marshmallow flavours that are paired to their different whiskies
To match the notes of red berries in the Single Grain whiskey you will enjoy a decadent cherry, hazelnut marshmallow drizzled in dark chocolate.
To bring out the flavours of spice and vanilla you will enjoy a mallow teacake. The biscuit base will have a hint of cardamom and vanilla and the mallow will be made with a generous pouring of Small Batch.
Luscious fresh figs will be soaked in Single Malt and incorporated into the marshmallows and topped with toffee.
Tickets are still available here.