Odlums Strawberry & Cream Sponge recipe

What you need:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs (separated and at room temperature)
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Few drops of Goodall’s Vanilla Essence (optional)

Filling

  • Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 150ml/¼pt Whipped Cream

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease and base line two 18cm/7½” sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the three egg whites and salt in a large, clean, dry mixing bowl. Stiffly beat until mixture is dry looking in appearance.
  3. Next add the sugar and beat for a few seconds, then add the egg yolks and beat until mixture thickens and the trail of the beaters is visible.
  4. Finally, sieve in the flour and fold it into the thick mixture using a metal spoon. To fold, just cut through the mixture, over and over with the metal spoon until all the flour is blended. Never beat, as it will beat out all the air.
  5. Fold in the vanilla essence if used, then transfer to the prepared tins and bake for about 15 minutes.
  6. As soon as sponge is baked, transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  7. When cold, spread one sponge with whipped cream and layer sliced strawberries on top. Then put second sponge on top to sandwich together. Dust with sieved icing sugar, if desired.

http://www.odlums.ie/recipes/strawberry-cream-sponge

Odlums Almond Bakewell Slices

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Ingredients

Pastry 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 75g/3oz Butter/Margarine Cold Water   Topping 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter/Margarine 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam Shamrock Flaked Almonds to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7”/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.

 

To make topping

  1.  Melt the margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  2.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and strong flour.
  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  4. Remove pastry from the fridge; spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  5. Pour the topping over the jam.
  6. Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins. until pale golden in colour.
  7.  When cool, cut into slices.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/almond-bakewell-slices/

 

Odlums Almond Bakewell Slices

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Ingredients

Pastry 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 75g/3oz Butter/Margarine Cold Water   Topping 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter/Margarine 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam Shamrock Flaked Almonds to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7”/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.

 

To make topping

  1.  Melt the margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  2.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and strong flour.
  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  4. Remove pastry from the fridge; spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  5. Pour the topping over the jam.
  6. Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins. until pale golden in colour.
  7.  When cool, cut into slices.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/almond-bakewell-slices/

 

Odlums Almond Bakewell Slices

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Ingredients

Pastry 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 75g/3oz Butter/Margarine Cold Water   Topping 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter/Margarine 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam Shamrock Flaked Almonds to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7”/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.

 

To make topping

  1.  Melt the margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  2.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and strong flour.
  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  4. Remove pastry from the fridge; spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  5. Pour the topping over the jam.
  6. Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins. until pale golden in colour.
  7.  When cool, cut into slices.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/almond-bakewell-slices/

 

Odlums Blueberry Crumpets with honey & yogurt

Blueberry-Crumpets

INGREDIENTS

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 25g/1oz Odlums Wheat Bran
  • 2 Teaspoons Odlums Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg (separated)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Rowse Honey
  • 150ml/¼ pint Milk
  • 125g/4oz Blueberries
  • Oil for frying

METHOD

  1. Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the bran and mix well.
  2. Add the pinch of salt to the egg white and stiffly beat. Mix the egg yolk, honey and milk together. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and beat well.
  3. Finally, ‘fold’ in the egg white and the blueberries.
  4. Heat a little oil on a pan and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto pan.
  5. When mixture is puffed and bubbling on top, turn and cook on other side.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve with low fat blueberry yogurt.

Crème fraiche and fresh fruit

Drizzle with Rowse Honey.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/blueberry-crumpets/

 

Mary Flahavan’s Apple & Cranberry Crumble

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Deep Filled Apple and Cranberry Crumble
Makes 8-10 servings.
Ingredients
Sweet Pastry
160g (6oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
1 egg
Compote
4 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
150g (6oz) cranberries (fresh or dried)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp. water
Crumble
75g (3oz) flour
75g (3oz) butter
75g (3oz) brown sugar
75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. To make pastry, sift the flour, add the caster sugar and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add enough beaten egg to bind the pastry. The pastry can also be made using a food processor.
  4. Cut a circle of parchment to fit a large pastry dish, sprinkle with flour, roll out the pastry on the floured parchment and then slide it into the dish and bake blind for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile boil the ingredients for compote for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. When pastry is baked, fill with the apple and cranberry compote.
  7. To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. (Add the oats last if you would like them to stay coarse and be visible in the crumble).
  8. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

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Mmm, scrambled eggs. Quick, nutritious and versatile, you can serve these up for breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper… whenever you fancy, really! Their fluffy, creamy texture should mean they’re a big hit with everyone, no matter how young or old.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Dairygold
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the milk and seasoning.

Blend it all together while you heat the Dairygold in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat.

Pour in the egg mixture and keep an eye on it, spatula at the ready.

As soon as the eggs even suggest that they might be starting to set, use the spatula to pull across the pan gently so that large, soft curds form.

Keep repeating this action until the texture starts to thicken and no liquid egg mix remains. Just be careful not to stir the eggs constantly – you’ll only make them tough.

Once they’re cooked, remove from the heat and serve immediately if not sooner! The longer you leave them in the pan, even if the heat is off, the more they’ll continue to cook.

Serving suggestions? Where do we start! Here are just a few options:

A little chopped chives or basil really opens out their flavour.

They’re lovely with smoked salmon or sliced ham.

They make a perfect component of a fry-up.

They go great with cooked mushrooms, cherry tomatoes or spinach.

And sometimes, the simplest way is best – heaped on top of two crisp slices of toasted brown bread.

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/food-made-better/fluffy-scrambled-eggs.aspx#sthash.DddteKFu.dpuf