Monthly Archives: May 2015

The perfect kids recipe for Father’s Day!

IMG_0354When it comes to Father’s Day, we all enjoy making dad feel extra special, so here’s a recipe from Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, that the kids can make under mom’s watchful eye.

Crispy triple decker bacon French toast with golden syrup and mixed berry stack !!!!

You will need:
• 3 slices of bread
• Bacon
• Syrup
• Eggs
• Cornflakes
• Oil
• Salt
• Mixed berries
• Sugar

The Method:
Step 1: Take the mixed berries and add two table spoons of sugar and mix well. This will release the juices of the berries. Set aside, allowing the sugar to dissolve.

Step 2: Take the corn flakes and pulse in a blender. If you do not have a blender, just use a rolling pin and an oven tray, and roll over the flakes until they are broken. Just make sure you don’t make them too fine!

Step 3: Get a tray with whisked eggs lightly salted for the bread

Step 4: Place the bacon on an oven tray and back in the oven for about 14 min on 180 degrees. If dad likes his bacon a little crispier, then just cook it for a little longer.
Now that you have all the main components ready you can now start…..

Step 5: Place a medium size pan on the stove, on medium heat and add in the oil. Make sure mom is there to help, as we wouldn’t want anyone getting burned.

Step 6: Place the bread in the egg mix, and then in the cornflakes and place it into the hot oil.

Step 7: Pan fry until golden brown. Once it’s cooked to how you think dad will like it, place the bread on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Step 8: Place a slice of crispy French toast on the plate, and add 2-3 slices of bacon. Drizzle golden syrup over the bacon and the bread and repeat this process until all the bread is stacked with bacon in-between each slice.

Step 9: Using a spoon, top the crispy French toast stack with the mixed berry mix.

Now take this to dad, and don’t forget to add a knife, fork and serviette to his plate. We know he will love it!

Serve and enjoy!!

How to be the best, best man – tips from the Granny Mouse GM!


With a number of years under his belt, Sean Granger from Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, has seen and experienced enough weddings during his time in the industry to know that the groom needs as much help as he can get before he says “I do” and a best man who knows how to offer that help in the best possible way, is key.

It is for this reason that when a couple books their wedding at Granny Mouse, all the details are taken care of, including setting time aside to brief the best man on how to be the best, “best Man”.

Granger says that there a few tips that he bestows upon each of these men.
“What I try to ensure, is that the chosen best man realises that being asked to be someone’s best man is an honour – that the groom trusts you and holds your relationship in high regard. Then I give them the run down on what their duties are and how to fulfill them,” he adds.

The duties of a best man include planning the bachelor party, arranging the other groomsmen as well as your own suit or tuxedo fitting and possibly helping out with the cost – which may or may not be required.

Then, it is important that the best man keeps in contact with the matron/ maid of honour and is clear about all the details regarding the big day, including the rehearsal dinner and ensuring he attends. Then there is the wedding day itself. The best man’s responsibility on D-Day, before the ceremony, is to deal with any stress the groom might be feeling, including ensuring each groomsman is looking his best, with boutonnieres in place, as well as drive the groom to any locations that he may need to be taken to. Ultimately, it is his job to be the best support system to the groom and to make sure his friend feels relaxed and ready to meet his bride at the aisle.

Then there is the ceremony. The best man will need to ensure the groom gets to the aisle. Then, he is solely responsible for keeping the rings – the eternal bond between the couple and presenting them when needed, and will also have to sign the marriage license as a witness.

Once the stressful bits are over, it is on to the fun – the reception.

The duty of the best man will be to dance with the matron/maid of honour and bridesmaids, kick off the toasting with his speech which should not embarrass the groom, but be uplifting, and appropriate.

Lastly, a wedding is not something the best man should be worried about, but rather enjoy and make the most of, as it is a day of celebration and love.

To experience all the benefits that come with booking your wedding at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, contact them today on 033 234 4071 and speak to banqueting.