Odlums Banana & Sultana Tea Bread

CategoryBreads

Cook Time1 hour

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Mixed Peel
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Sultanas
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Chopped Walnuts (optional)
  • 450g/1lb Bananas
  • 1 tablespoon Rowse Honey (runny)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Place the flour and spice into a mixing bowl, add the butter or margarine and rub in until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the mixed peel, sultanas and walnuts, if desired.
  4. Mash the bananas with the honey, stir gently into the mixture with the beaten eggs. Mix well.
  5. Transfer to prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour until well risen and golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes. Turn onto wire tray to cool completely.
  7. When cold wrap in greaseproof paper and tin foil.

http://www.odlums.ie/recipes/banana-tea-bread/

Kerrygold Buttery Irish Potato and Apple Bake with Bacon

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Cook:  15 minutes
Serves:  8

Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
  • Chopped chives for garnish, optional
Directions:

Luscious Carrot Cake

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Ingredients

  • 150g Dairygold Baking Block, melted
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g raisins
  • 200g grated carrot
  • 100g pecans

For the icing:

  • 130g Dairygold baking block
  • 300g soft cream cheese
  • 160g icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Prepare a rectangular cake tin (or two sandwich tins) by lining it with lightly greased greaseproof paper, leaving some overlapping the edges.

Beat the sugar, Dairygold Baking Block and eggs together until the mixture has doubled in size.

Next, fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice, making sure to mix well.

Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts until they’re evenly mixed through.

Pour into your tin(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes, before allowing to cool.

While that’s happening, beat together the icing ingredients and smooth over the cooled cake.

If you made two cakes in sandwich tins, you can create a middle layer of icing for double the creamy deliciousness!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/luscious-carrot-cake.aspx#sthash.RjBXxCvm.dpuf

Farm Fresh Tomatoes with Bubbly Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese

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Serves:  40 appetizers

Ingredients:
  • 40 large cherry tomatoes
  • 3 ounces (1/4-inch cubes) Kerrygold Aged or Reserve Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup crushed herb croutons
  • 1 tablespoon Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, melted
Directions:

Heat oven to 450° F. Cut small piece off the bottom of each tomato to sit flat on baking sheet. With sharp knife cut top off each tomato; remove seeds with small spoon. Spoon pesto into tomatoes and top with Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese, dividing equally. Combine crumbs and butter and sprinkle over tomatoes. Bake 5 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Cashel Blue Mini-Cheesecakes with a Pecan-Pepper Crust

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Ingredients:
  • Ingredients for crust
  • ¾ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Large pinch salt
  • Filling Ingredients
  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Kerrygold Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese, crumbled
Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 ° Fahrenheit

For Crust:

Place breadcrumbs, pecans, pepper and salt in food processor

Pulse until pecans are finely ground

Add butter and pulse a few times until mix begins to come together

Line mini cupcake tins with paper liners

Fill each cup with a teaspoon of crust mix

Press down hard with fingertips or water bottle cap to make a firm, flat layer

Chill tins and make the filling

For Filling:

Using a stand or a hand mixture, beat cream cheese and cream together until smooth  Note: Cream cheese must be room temperature or mixture will be lumpy

Add egg, beat until fully incorporated, add second egg, beating until fully incorporated

Once mixture is smooth, fold in crumbled Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese

Fill cups evenly with cheesecake batter, to about three-fourths full

Bake for 18-20 minutes

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/cashel-blue-mini-cheesecakes-with-a-pecan-pepper-crust/

Flahavans Oat and Raspberry cookies

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Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 120g Flahavan’s Progress Oats
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 100g of raspberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180”C.
  2. Combine, oats, brown sugar, banana and almond butter in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Gently fold in the raspberries
  4. Form dough into small balls.
  5. Press the balls of dough slightly with your palm
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  7. Let them sit for 10-12 minutes to before serving.

Garlic Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 baguette (anything from fresh to 2 days old)
  • 6 tablespoons of Dairygold
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 handful chopped parsley
  • 25g Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

First, preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Scoop the Dairygold into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the chopped parsley.

Using a garlic press, squeeze the garlic cloves into the bowl.

If you fancy adding a “secret ingredient” (to be guarded ferociously, no matter how hard anyone begs), add 25g or so of grated Parmesan cheese to the mix.

Stir the ingredients together until they’re well combined and spreadable.

Next, take your bread. Cut slices into it about an inch apart. IMPORTANT: Don’t cut the whole way through!

Spread your garlic Dairygold mixture evenly between each cut in the bread. If you like, spread some on top too.

Wrap the bread in tinfoil and pop it into your preheated oven, cut side up.

Bake for 15 minutes. TIP: If you like your garlic bread extra crunchy, open the tinfoil for the last 5 minutes of baking.

http://www.yourdairygold.ie/food-made-better/garlic-bread.aspx