Dairygold Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Here’s a modern twist on an old favourite, Dairygold Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, proven to please even the fussiest of eaters!


  • 2-3 tbsp Dairygold
  • 1.5lbs or 800g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 200C. Melt the Dairygold in a pan before tossing the halved sprouts in. Season with salt and pepper.

Line an oven tray with tinfoil and spread the sprouts in an even layer. Sprinkle with the diced bacon. Cook for 30-35 minutes turning a few times. When ready, toss into a serving bowl and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.

BBQ‘d Corn on the Cob

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Kids and vegetables – the eternal battle. Some days you’ll win, others you’ll lose, but whenever the sun gets its hat on, you’ve got a fantastic ally on your side in the shape of the barbecue grill. BBQing makes everything taste good, including this quick corn on the cob recipe.


  • 60g / 4 tbsp Dairygold
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 finely chopped chillis (as mild or as hot as you like)
  • Bunch of finely chopped coriander
  • Reasonable amount of sun in sky (by Irish standards)


Spread the Dairygold over the top of each ear of corn.

Sprinkle some chopped chillies and coriander over the Dairygold.

Wrap the corn in tin foil to lock in the flavour and pop them on the BBQ for 15 minutes.

If it’s one of those summers, or if you’d like to try this at any time of the year, you can alternatively pop the foil-wrapped corn in the oven for 20 minutes at 200°C /400°F/Gas Mk 6.


Green Omelette with Spinach Salad


The best and quickest meal you can imagine. Great any time of the day!

Cooking time: 15 min


  • 2 tablesps olive oil
  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
  • 2 x 250g bags of baby spinach leaves, washed and drained
  • 5-6 eggs
  • Good handful of regato or other hard cheese
  • Knob of butter
  • Seasoning
  • 2 to 3 teasps. Balsamic vinegar

To Cook

Heat the grill. Heat a tablesp. of the oil in a large non stick pan , add the scallions and half the spinach . Stir-fry for 2-3mins until they soften. Tip into a colander and press down to squeeze out the excess moisture. Beat the eggs and cheese and then add in the spinach mixture & stir well.

Reheat the pan adding the knob of butter, pour in the egg mixture and cook, stirring gently until well set on the base. Finishing cooking under the grill.

Slide onto a large plate for serving or cut into wedges and serve from the pan.

Mix remaining spinach with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season lightly and serve with the omelette and some crusty bread.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 17g 

Carbohydrates: 2g 

Fat: 21g 

Iron: 2.7mg 

Energy: 281 kcal 


Marmalade Muffins


 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


  • 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 


Roasted Squash, Spinach and Goats Cheese Tartlets


Serves 6


  • 250g prepared butternut squash
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 225g spinach, washed and large stalks removed
  • 150g Goats cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200ml double cream
  • 40g Farmhouse cheese, finely grated

For the oatmeal pastry:

  • 175g plain flour
  • 175g oatmeal
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 75g butter
  • 75g lard or white vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablesp. chilled water, cut into pieces

To Cook

For the oatmeal pastry, put the flour, oatmeal and salt into a food processor or mixing bowl, add the butter and lard and work together until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the water with a kitchen knife, or process briefly, until the mixture comes together into a ball. Knead briefly on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

Divide the pastry into 6 even-sized pieces. Roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface and roll out into approximately 15cm discs. Use to line 6 lightly buttered 10cm tartlet tins that are 3cm deep. Chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF). Cut the prepared butternut squash into 2.5cm sized pieces. Place in a roasting tin with the olive oil and some salt and pepper and toss together. Spread out in a layer and roast for 20 minutes or until just tender.

Line the tartlet cases with squares of crumpled greaseproof paper and a thin layer of baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for a further 5-6 minutes until crisp and biscuit-coloured. Meanwhile, heat a large pan over a medium-high heat, add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until it has wilted down into the base of the pan. Tip into a colander and gently press out the excess liquid. Season. Break the goats’ cheese into small pieces.

Remove the tartlet cases from the oven and lower the oven temperature to Gas Mark 5, 190ºC (375ºF). Arrange the pieces of roasted butternut squash, spinach and crumbled goats cheese in the tartlet cases. Beat the eggs and cream together in a jug with 25g of the grated cheese and some seasoning. Pour into each tartlet case and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until set and lightly golden. Serve warm.