Mary Flahavan- how to make the perfect bowl of porridge…

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We are sharing Mary Flahavan’s definitive guide to making the perfect bowl of porridge, as it’s been handed down through the Flahavan’s family for seven generations.#PerfectPorridge #FlahavansPorridge #NationalPorridgeWeek

The Perfect Porridge Recipe…

(Porridge on the hob with 3 topping variations)

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients:
120g Flahavan’s Oats
875mls of whole milk

Method:
Makes 3 x 40g servings on the hob.
Stir oats into milk.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
Pour porridge into serving dish.

Serving suggestion 1
Top with greek yoghurt, mixed berries, coconut flakes, chia seeds
Serving suggestion 2
Top with peanut butter, grated dark chocolate and a chopped banana
Serving suggestion 3
Top diced apple, dried cranberries, honey and cinnamon

Lovely lemon and blueberry tart from @odlums_ireland

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Social distancing means lots of baking…how about a lovely lemon and blueberry tart from @odlums_ireland
It would make the perfect wee gift for mammy’s day…just leave it at her door step and keep your distance 😷🤪

BASE
225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
1 Egg
Egg wash (beaten egg)

FILLING
3 Eggs
125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
Rind of 2 Lemons
Juice of 1 Lemon
170ml Fresh Cream

HOW TO:
Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a flan dish 23cm/9″.
Make the base by beating together the butter and sugar until creamy. Then beat in the egg. Finally stir in the flour and mix to a soft dough. Cover and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
Roll out pastry on a floured surface and use to line the prepared dish. Prick well with a fork. Cover with greaseproof paper or tin foil and place some rice or beans on top to keep pastry from rising during baking.
Remove from oven after 20 minutes and reduce oven temperature to 140°C/275°F/Gas 1. Brush pastry case with some egg wash while hot.
Next beat the eggs, sugar, ground almonds and cream. Then stir in the lemon rind and juice.
Pour into pastry case and bake for about 40 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
When cool, dust with icing sugar.

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Sinead Delahunty -This Chicken & Chickpea Curry is delicious @Glenisk

16h16 hours ago

Cool evenings call for warm plates! This Chicken & Chickpea Curry is delicious and so simple to whip up 🐔

Ingredients

2 tsp oil
2 medium onions, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
400ml hot vegetable stock
200ml Natural 0% Fat Irish Strained Protein Yogurt 
5 large handfuls spinach
1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  2. Stir through the spices and mustard until well coated. Add the squash and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the stock and bring the saucepan to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the squash is tender, take the pot off the heat and stir through the yoghurt, spinach and chickpeas until well combined and the spinach wilts.
  5. Serve the curry as you like – I love it with some fluffy brown or basmati rice!

https://glenisk.com/recipes/chickpea-spinach-squash-curry

Neven Maguire’s mum Vera’s Seafood Chowder

By Neven Maguire

Celebrity Chef

This is a very filling soup that is actually a recipe of my mum’s that we have been making on and off in the restaurant for years. Use the very best quality fish and shellfish for the best flavour

Ingredients

  • 1 tblsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tblsp butter, softened
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1/2 small leek, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 tblsp plain flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine
  • 300 ml (1/2 pint) fish stock (page 254)
  • 100 g (4oz) skinless salmon fillet, cut into cubes
  • 100 g (4oz) smoked coley fillet, cut into cubes
  • 100 g (4oz) cooked mussel meat
  • 100 g (4oz) cooked peeled prawns
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) cream
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tblsp parsley oil (page 250), to garnish
  • fresh micro salad, to garnish
  • makes about 1.2 litres (2 pints)
  • 250 g (9oz) white fish trimmings and/or bones (such as lemon sole, brill or plaice bones)
  • 3 leeks, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • large handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 175 ml (6fl oz) dry white wine
  • 100 g (4oz) fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 100 ml (3 1/2fl oz) rapeseed oil
  • sea salt

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and then add the butter. Once it stops sizzling, tip in the potatoes, onion, carrot and leek and cook for 5 minutes, until softened but not coloured. Add the flour and cook on a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Season to taste.
  • Gradually pour the wine into the pan and allow it to bubble down, stirring continuously. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the salmon and coley and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the mussel meat, prawns and cream and simmer for another 2–3 minutes, until warmed through. Stir in the herbs and season to taste.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into warmed bowls and garnish each one with the parsley oil and micro salad.

Method

  • Rinse the fish bones and trimmings of any blood, which would make the stock look cloudy and taste bitter. Place into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot with the leeks, carrots, fennel and parsley.
  • Pour in the white wine, then add 2.4 litres (4 pints) cold water to cover the fish and vegetables. Place on a high heat and bring to a simmer. After 5 minutes, remove the scum that forms on the surface with a spoon and discard. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes, skimming as necessary.
  • At the end of the cooking time, remove the stock from the heat and strain, discarding the fish trimmings and the vegetables. Cool and store in a plastic covered jug in the fridge and use as required.

Method

  • Pick the leaves from the parsley and place in a mini blender, discarding the stalks. Add the rapeseed oil and a pinch of salt and blend for 5 minutes, until completely smooth.
  • Pass the parsley mixture through a fine sieve into a jug and then transfer to a squeezy bottle. Use as required.

Notes

Neven’s tips: This soup can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept covered in the fridge. Just be careful when reheating not to allow it to come to the boil or the fish will lose its texture. Splash out on a rosé Champagne, rosé Cava or a ripe Chardonnay from Macon in Burgundy.

This recipe and many more are available in Neven Maguire’s The MacNean Restaurant Cookbook, published by Gill & MacMillan Books and available to buy here.

Odlums Granny’s Apple Cake

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 175g/6oz Butter or Margarine
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 level teaspoon Goodall’s Cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 Apples (peeled & cored)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Beat butter/margarine and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the sieved flour and cinnamon, if used.
  4. Roughly chop 2½ apples and stir into the mixture, then transfer to the prepared loaf tin.
  5. Slice the remaining half apple into thin circles and arrange on top of mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes approx. Allow to stand in tin for about 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  7. To finish, dust with sieved icing sugar. Enjoy!

Granny’s Apple Cake

Mary Burns’s Butterific Irish Scones

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