So here is an easy recipe passed on to me by my mum. Growing up I would get her to make loads extra so I could just eat it with spoon. It’s really easy and the secret is butter, butter and more butter. As most Irish mammies are, she is a total feeder.

You can make lots of stuffing variations but here’s a plain old herb stuffing to get you started. This will give you stuffing for 6 people. Be warning I like my stuffing seriously herby.

What you need:

GF breadcrumbs ( I use a full pack of Kelkin Sourdough bread)

150g butter

1 large onion or two medium onions diced

2 Tablespoons Mixed Herbs

1 Tablespoon Thyme

1 Tablespoon Sage

Salt & Pepper to taste

 This is how we do it:

  1. Heat the butter, use a medium heat on the hob
  2. Once it’s melted fully, add onions
  3. Fry gently until they start to colour
  4. Take off the heat and add your breadcrumbs, mix thoroughly
  5. Add your herbs, mix thoroughly
  6. Taste and add Salt & Pepper if you think’s needed. I might tweak the herbs a bit too here – all you need is thyme, ha!
  7. Stuff your bird and bake or just bake in an ovenproof dish for 20 mins until golden brown at around 180C



Easy and delicious. The picture above is pork steak with stuffing, cabbage, glazed carrots and gratin potatoes which was lovingly cooked by my mum when I visited one weekend recently.

It was lovingly eaten by me and photographed by Mos.