Apricot Jam Breakfast Muffins with banana and honey @RTEfood #foodaware

apricot jam breakfast muffins

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These Apricot Jam Breakfast Muffins can be prepared the night before and cooked to perfection in the morning –


  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 150ml pot of natural low-fat yoghurt
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 2 tblsp no added sugar apricot jam
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 4 tblsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 200g of wholemeal flour
  • 50g of porridge oats, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tblsp mixed seeds
  • extra apricot jam
  • a handful of flaked almonds, for sprinkling


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 12 large muffin cases.
  2. In a mixing jug, combine the eggs, yoghurt, rapeseed oil, Apricot Jam, banana, honey and almond extract.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the wholemeal flour, oats, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and mixed seeds.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine until you have a smooth batter. Don’t over mix as this will make your muffins tough.
  5. Divide the mix between the muffin cases and place about half a teaspoon of Apricot Jam on the top of each of the muffins. Sprinkle with the extra porridge oats and the flaked almonds.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until risen and golden. Check that they’re cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle of one of the muffins. They’re done if it comes away clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. These will keep for 3 days in a sealed container but they taste best on the day of baking.


Recipe courtesy of Folláin

Mediterranean Breakfast Pitta @aldi_ireland #foodaware

Recipe Information

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1 small round wholewheat pitta

30 washed spinach

30g light cream cheese

1 sliced tomato

1 boiled egg


Place egg in a pot of boiling water and boil egg for 3 – 6 minutes

Once cooked, remove from pot carefully and slice

Place pita in a toaster and toast as desired

Carefully remove from toaster and slice open when cool

Pitta may be hot so be careful doing this

Spread light cream cheese in the pita and layer with spinach, sliced tomato and boiled egg and serve

Cherry Almond Galette @KerrygoldUSA #foodaware

A classic combo, with a crunch. This Cherry Almond Galette is a must try. kerrygoldusa.com/grazings/cherr

Ingredients For the pie dough

1-1/4 cups (175 gm) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup (113 gm) cold

Unsalted Butter

¼ cup ice water

For the filling

¾ cup (90 gm) almond meal

½ cup (100 gm) sugar, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg, beaten

4 cups (1-1/4 lbs) stemmed, pitted, and halved cherries

1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or bourbon

1 teaspoon orange zest, optional

1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, optional

2 tablespoons sliced almonds, optional

To prepare the dough:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut the Kerrygold butter into the dry ingredients until they are reduced to pea-sized clumps.
  2. The remainder of the mixture should look like a sandy consistency. Pour in the ice water and use the pastry cutter or a large fork to bring the dough together into a shaggy mixture.
  3. Then dump the contents of the bowl out onto a clean counter and work it into a ball of dough. Do not overwork the mixture.
  4. Flatten out the ball into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Place in the fridge to chill for at least two hours and up to a week.

To prepare the galette:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan.
  3. Combine the almond meal, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, and half of the beaten egg in a small bowl into a pasty consistency.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cherries, remaining ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, booze, and zest. Set aside.
  5. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a floured surface into a 12” circle.
  6. Spread the almond mixture in the center of the circle, leaving a 2” border around the perimeter of the circle.
  7. Dump the cherry mixture on top of the almond filling. Fold the edges of the pie dough up and over the cherries, gently pressing the dough to seal on top of itself as you fold.
  8. Use a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of the remaining beaten egg on top of the dough.
  9. Sprinkle the dough with the turbinado sugar and sliced almonds.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  11. If you notice you crust is getting dark and the inside juices aren’t bubbling at all you can make a little aluminum foil shield to cover the dough around the perimeter of your galette.
  12. Allow to cool and set prior to slicing and serving with ice cream!


Neven Maguire’s mum Vera’s Seafood Chowder @macneanhouse Co.Cavan #foodaware

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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.

Breakfast muffins for Baby 🤤@dunnesstores #foodaware





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  • Start yours and your baby’s day off right with these delicious and super nutritious breakfast muffins. Made using wholesome ingredients like carrots, apples, sunflower seeds, Greek yogurt and wholemeal flour, these muffins are the perfect breakfast finger food for your little one to enjoy in the morning.
  •  To serve to babies – Ensure you are always sitting with your baby when they are eating. Serve a mini muffin with a side of fruit. I like to use sliced pear, mango or strawberries.
  •  For older children serve 2 mini muffins or 1 large muffin in their lunchbox.
  • These muffins are perfect for school as they contain no sugar whatsoever!
  • The only sweetness comes from the delicious apple. You can make them even sweeter by adding a mashed banana to the mixture. @babyledfeeding