Irish Quality Cafe Food And Drink Award Winners!

Fri, 2nd October

I'm delighted that three of my products have won awards at this year's Irish Cafe Quality Food Awards. I am so proud to say that all my food is made in Ireland by amazing artisan producers. It has been so important to me that I work with small family run businesses all over the country to bring you what I think is some of the best quality Irish produce. It was such an honour to be recognised by such prestigious awards.

Helen James

Best Confectionary: Considered Milk Bergamot Orange Chocolate
My bergamot milk chocolate bar is handmade in a small chocolate factory in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. Bergamot oranges are famous for flavouring Earl Grey tea, I combined this unique flavour with high quality Belgian milk chocolate to create a delicious mouthful.

Best Condiment Sweet: Considered Lemon Curd
My lemon curd is made in small batches in Co. Wexford. Handmade using real lemon juice, butter and eggs, this light and creamy spread is perfect for spooning over fresh scones or spread between layers of sponge cake. The Irish Quality Cafe Food & Drink Awards described it as "A stand out winner for the panel".

Best Hot Drink: Considered Chamomile & Lavender Tea
I worked with a Master Tea Blender to make this calming organic tea. Hand blended in Co. Galway, chamomile flowers are combined with cornflowers and lavender to produce a truly soothing tea, making it the perfect cup to wind down with at the end of the day. The Irish Quality Cafe Food & Drink Awards said "Chamomile really comes through, fresh and clear. It's refreshing and the aroma is nice and strong. A lovely product."

Highly Commended Added Ingredient: Considered Rose Syrup
My rose syrup is handmade in small batches in Co. Cork. This fragrant syrup is perfect to drizzle over ice cream, natural yoghurt or whipped into fresh cream.

Commended Added Ingredient: Considered Lemon Syrup
My lemon syrup is handmade in small batches in Co. Cork. This tart syrup is perfect to drizzle over a warm sponge cake for a delicious lemon kick.

For some other ideas to use my award winning products why not check out some of my recipes too:
Lemon Curd
Bergamot Chocolate
Rose Syrup
Lemon Syrup

Helen James

Let me know if you make this and how you get on #consideredbyhj

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Products used: Lemon Curd3520104 Bergamot Chocolate3521113 Chamomile & Lavender Tea3525104 Rose Syrup3520110 Lemon Syrup3520117