For one reason or another I find that these days I’m visiting Waterford more than any other county in the country. Last week I had the great pleasure of touring the gardens at Lismore Castle and even though shrubs and perennials were just coming into life, I could easily see how amazing the place will be in high summer.

On the way I dropped into Barron’s Bakery in Cappoquin with the intention of grabbing a cup of tea on the go and bringing home a treat. However, I couldn’t resist the lemon meringue pie which was absolutely delicious. I’m partial to tea brack and I have no problem in saying that Barron’s is the best I’ve ever eaten. It’s not a big brack, so having a slice doesn’t fill you with guilt. But the problem is whether you can stop at one slice. I couldn’t. This brack is moist and sweet and full of luscious fruit; it’s just gorgeous. I will certainly be back for more.