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Kerrygold Raspberry Scones

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Ingredients:

  • 500g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 120 g Kerrygold Pure Butter, softened
  • 120 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs
  • 6tbsp milk, plus extra for brushing
  • 150g fresh raspberries

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 220°C, dust a large baking sheet with flour.

Combine the flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl and using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles rough breadcrumbs. Add the sugar to the bowl and mix it through the crumbs.

In a measuring jug, whisk together the milk and egg until combined. Pour this into the crumb mixture and mix through with a table knife until a rough dough forms. Add the raspberries and mix it through the dough. Use your hands to push the dough together, making sure to include any mixture that’s stuck on the sides of the bowl.

Dust a clean work surface with a little flour, turn the dough out of the bowl and press into a round shape. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a thickness of 2.5cm (1in). Using a 7.5cm (3in) circular pastry cutter, cut out the scones and place on the baking sheet. Press the trimmings together, roll out and repeat the process until you have used all the dough.

Brush each scone with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar. Place in the oven on the middle shelf and bake for 12-14 minutes until they have risen and turned a lovely golden-brown colour on top.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving warm with a little butter and jam.

http://www.kerrygold.com/recipes/raspberry-scones

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

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Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.

Marmalade Muffins

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 The trick to fluffy muffins is to fold the wet and dry ingredients together as briefly as possible until just combined; don’t worry if the mixture still looks a little lumpy. These muffins are best served on the day they are made.

 Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 75g butter
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ teasp. bread soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g stone-ground wholemeal flour
  • 120ml milk
  • 5 tablesp. natural yoghurt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 100g marmalade

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC (350ºF). Line a muffin tin with deep paper cases. Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Remove from the heat.

Sift the plain flour, baking powder, bread soda and salt into a bowl. Stir in the wholemeal flour. Beat together the milk, yoghurt, eggs, warm melted butter and orange rind. Make a well in the dried ingredients and stir in this mixture along with the marmalade.

Spoon the mixture equally into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for five minutes, then serve warm with a pot of hot coffee.

Cook’s Note:

If you don’t fancy using marmalade try making them with lemon curd instead.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 6g per muffin  

Carbohydrates: 28g per muffin 

Fat: 8g per muffin 

Iron: .9mg per muffin 

Energy: 195kcal per muffin 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/pages/marmalademuffins.aspx

Mary Flahavan’s Quick Apple Porridge

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Quick Apple Porridge
This recipe avoids milk altogether and so would be ideal for anyone on a dairy-free diet.
Ingredients
40g (1½ oz) or 2 scoops of Flahavan’s Quick Oats
170 ml (1/3 pint) of apple juice
Pinch of cinnamon
Sliced apple
Cooking and Serving Instructions
  1. Mix the oats with the apple juice in a deep bowl.
  2. Microwave for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally until the juice is absorbed. Add more juice if necessary.
  3. Leave to stand for 1 minute.
  4. Stir and serve topped with sliced apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/quick-apple-porridge-/409

Merringue with Summer Fruit

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Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 1 teasp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 teasp. vanilla extract.

Summer Fruits

  • 400g strawberries
  • 200g raspberries
  • 200g blueberries
  • 200g blackberries
  • 250g caster sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Cream Filling

  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 250g Compsey Greek-style yoghurt
  • Grated rind of one lemon

To Cook

For the meringues

Set the oven to 100ºC and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.  Combine the egg whites, sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract.  In the electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the whites into stiff shiny peaks.  Using a piping bag, pie mounds of meringue 7cm in diameter and 7 cm high onto the baking sheets.  Bake for about 2 hours.  Cool to room temperature.

Summer Fruits

Prepare the fruit and add half the berries to a medium saucepan, add the sugar and lemon juice and simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Process the fruit mixture.  Set aside.

Cream Filling

Whisk the mascarpone, yoghurt and lemon rind together.

Serving Suggestions

Tap the centre of each meringue to form a nest.  Warm the coulis in a saucepan.  Turn off the heat and add the remaining whole berries.  Spoon the cream filling into the centre of each meringue, followed by several spoonfuls of the fruit.

 http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/desserts/pages/merringuewithsummerfruits.aspx

Tasty Mediterranean Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 200g Tagliatelle or 150g Spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 50g Pitted Black Olives, quartered
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 75g Sundried Tomatoes, roughly chopped

Directions

1. Cook pasta as per pack instructions. Drain and toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and leave to one
side.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and then add onion followed by garlic. Fry for 2 minutes,
add red peppers & continue to cook for 1 minute.
3. Reduce heat and add cooked pasta to the frying pan. Stir in olives, basil, cherry and sundried
tomatoes.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with Avonmore Grated Cheddar & Mozzarella cheese and scatter
with rocket leaves.
5. Season with cracked black pepper & serve immediately.