Odlums: Keep the kids busy with this quick and easy Queen Cakes recipe. Decorating them is the really fun part!

odlums queen cakes for kids

Queen Cakes, Fairy Cakes or Buns

CategoryBaking with Kids

Cook Time15 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine (half a block)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cold Water

To decorate

  • Glacé Icing or Chocolate Spread
  • Hundreds and Thousands
  • Glacé Cherries
  • Sweets

How to:

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Next, put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, butter/margarine, eggs and water into a bowl. Beat all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture into each bun case.
  5. Place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire tray. When cold, decorate as liked with your favourite toppings.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/queen-cakes-fairy-cakes-or-bun

 

Flahavan’s Oaty Blueberry Muffins

flahavans blueberry muffins

Ingredients
100g (4oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets (plus extra for topping)
50g (2oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
150g (6oz) self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g (3oz) brown sugar
100g (4oz) pitted dates, finely chopped (or any dried fruit you have)
1 beaten egg
250g (10oz) Natural yogurt
100g (4oz) melted butter
125g (5oz) Blueberries (or any fresh or frozen fruit you have)
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas mark 4).
2. Place the oats, oat bran, flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and dates into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Then add the egg, yogurt and cooled melted butter to the bowl, stir gently to combine and fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a muffin tin or line it with muffin cases and divide the mixture between the cases.
5. Sprinkle oats on top of each muffin and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.

Rachel Allen’s lemon and basil potato salad

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Our next #AtHomeWithKerrygold recipe is this delicious Lemon Polenta Cake from @ShamHanifa

Screenshot_2020-07-01 Lemon Polenta cake Recipe Kerrygold Ireland

Ingredients

  • For the polenta cake:
  • 225g Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 225g Caster sugar
  • 110g Polenta
  • 110g Dessicated coconut
  • 110g Ground almonds
  • 3 Eggs (M)
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • To serve:
  • Lemon curd or fresh cream

Directions

  1. Beat together the butter and sugar until you get a fluffy & pale consistency
  2. Next, add in one egg  to this mixture at at time, once mixed well you can then add in the vanilla essence
  3. Mix the polenta, desiccated coconut & ground almonds together and fold this into your wet mixture
  4. You can then add in the lemon zest & juice
  5. Next, grease an 8 inch tin & line with parchment paper
  6. Pour your cake mixture into the tin & bake at 160°C for 30-40 minutes
  7. After baking, allow the cake to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes
  8. Once cooled, remove the cake from the tin & serve with lemon curd & fresh cream