Irish Stove-Top Potatoes with Aged Cheddar

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Serves:  4

This is a variation on the traditional way of cooking potatoes in a cast-iron frying pan over an open fire. Choose firm-fleshed potatoes for this recipe such as Roosters or Maris Piper as they will keep their shape during cooking and don’t break up. Of course this recipe could also be baked in the oven if you’d prefer. They’re delicious on their own with just a salad or try serving simply with grilled fish or a steak.

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/irish-stove-top-potatoes-with-aged-cheddar

The Classic French Omelette

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 Everybody, 9-90, should know how to make an omelette, then dinner is only 3 minutes away. Here it is step by step.

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 teasp. water
  • ½ tablesp. fresh herbs, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Knob of butter

Filling

  • A little butter
  • 25g Oyster or button mushrooms, chopped
  • 25g Farmhouse Cheese, grated

Alternative Filling:

  • Chopped tomatoes, basil, scallions

To Cook

Prepare the Filling

A non-stick omelette pan is essential. Beat the eggs, water, herbs and seasoning together. Heat the pan well, add the butter, pour in the egg mixture. Work quickly, drawing the egg to the centre of the pan as it begins to set. This allows the uncooked mixture to reach the base of the pan. Continue until you have the omelette cooked to your liking.

Place the filling along the centre of the omelette. Starting at the handle, fold over the omelette by 1/3.Slide the omelette down the pan.

Then, with your hand under the handle, tip the omelette onto a warm plate, making the third fold. Sprinkle with finely grated cheese (optional) and serve with mixed salad leaves.

 

 

Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes

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 Very good, easy to prepare starter, potato cakes can be made ahead and reheated

Serves 6

  • 450g cooked, mashed potatoes
  • 75g flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablesp. scallions, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 125 ml soured cream
  • 1 tablesp. dill, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Mix the potato, flour, eggs, scallions, salt, pepper, nutmeg and half the butter. Mix well together and shape into 12 small potato cakes. Heat the remaining butter in a non-stick pan and then cook the potato cakes until browned on each side. The cakes can be served immediately or kept overnight in the fridge. 15 minutes before serving reheat in a hot oven.

Serving Suggestions

Mix the soured cream, dill and seasoning. Place a slice of smoked salmon on each potato cake and top with the cream mixture.

Flahavans bloat beating breakfast

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Bloat beating breakfast!

Here’s a delicious Overnight Oats recipe that is not only delicious but also full of ingredients that can help give you a flatter, less-bloated tummy.

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup yogurt (I used Silk Soy Vanilla)
1/4 banana
1/4 cup pineapple, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to a small mason jar.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning, mix it all together and enjoy cold or warmed up in the microwave.

Image Source: Calorie Count

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Flat-Belly-Overnight-Oats-38687684

Catherine’s gluten free lemon poppy seed loaf

 

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INGREDIENTS

225g/8oz Odlums Gluten Free Tritamyl Self Raising Flour

125g/4oz Margarine

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

2 Tablespoons Milk

1 Teaspoon Goodalls Vanilla Essence

2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds

Grated Rind of Lemon

 For Glaze

175g/6oz Icing Sugar

Juice of Lemon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb Loaf tin.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and next beat in the milk with vanilla essence.
  3. Gently stir in the flour until completely combined and finally stir in the poppy seeds and lemon rind.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. While cake is baking prepare the glaze by heating the sugar and lemon juice over a low heat stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved.
  6. When cake is baked allow it to stay in the tin to “set” for 10 minutes then pierce top of cake with a fork or toothpick and pour over the glaze.
  7. When completely cold store in an airtight container.

http://odlums.ie/catherines-weekly-recipe-gluten-free-lemon-poppy-seed-loaf/

Odlums Banana Layer Cake

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Ingredients

350g /12 oz Odlums Cream plain Flour
1 teaspoons Odlums Bread Soda
Pinch of Salt
125g/4 oz Butter
200 g/7oz Granulated Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
3 Large Bananas (Mashed)
60ml/ 4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

Fresh Banana Icing Ingredients

1 Large Ripe Banana (Mashed)
450g/1 pound Icing Sugar (Sieved)
50g/2 oz Butter
125g/4 oz Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Filling

2 bananas (not overly ripe, for slicing between the layers)

 Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
2. Grease and baseline with grease proof paper 2 x 8 “/ 20cm sandwich tins.
3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
5. Next mix in the banana and buttermilk. Finally, sieve in flour, bread soda and salt.
6. Gentle stir to combine. Divided mixture evenly between two prepared tins.
7. Bake in centre of the oven for 25 minutes, or until well risen and firm to the touch.
8. Remove from the oven, leave in tin for 10 minutes.
9. Turn into a wire tray to cool.

To Assemble Cake

1. Meanwhile make the icing by putting all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
2. Spread two thirds of the icing on both halves of the cake.
3. Slice and arrange the bananas on one half of the cake and place the other half on top.
4. Spread remaining icing on top of the cake.

http://odlums.ie/catherines-weekly-recipe-Banana-Layer-Cake/

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

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Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.