Serves 16**depending on the size of your muffin casesThis is a great recipe to impress when the girls are coming around for an afternoon chat. That said, my children love to bake these with me too. The blueberries give them the added extra goodness.
- 300g golden caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 170ml sunflower oil
- 100ml milk
- 280g self-raising flour
- 100g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp salt
- 150g blueberries
- 1 large pear, peeled and finely dicedFor the Topping
- 150g cream cheese
- 100g butter, softened
- 2 pieces stemmed ginger, very finely chopped
- 2 tsp ginger syrup
- 350g icing sugar
- 2 poached pears, thinly sliced for decorating
- Edible flowers to decorate (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/Fan 150°C/Gas 3.
- Place muffin cases in a muffin tray.
- Whisk the sugar, eggs, milk and oil together until thick and pale.
- Fold in the flour, oatlets, ginger and salt.
- Stir in the blueberries and diced pear.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Place on a cooling rack.
- Cream the butter in a large bowl, then add some icing sugar, followed by the cream cheese and the rest of the icing sugar. Spoon in the ginger syrup.
- Pipe or spread over the cool muffins, decorate with chopped ginger and place slices of pear and a pretty edible flower on the top.Tip:If using soft fruit like raspberries, just place fruit in freezer for about ½ hour and they will stay fairly whole when baked.http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oaty-blueberry-muffins-with-ginger-and-pear-frosting-/247
- 450g cooked, mashed potatoes
- 75g flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablesp. scallions, finely chopped
- Salt, pepper and nutmeg
- 50g butter, melted
- Smoked Salmon
- 125 ml natural yogurt
- 1 tablesp. dill, chopped
- Salt and black pepper
Mix the potatoes, 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.
Mix the yoghurt, dill and seasoning. Place a slice of smoked salmon on each potato cake and top with the yogurt mixture.
This recipe from the Sur La Table kitchen will become your new Fall favorite. The sweetness of the pumpkin filling complements the richness of the brown butter sauce. You can substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin if you prefer. You can also make a double batch of ravioli and freeze them in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
- For the filling:
- 1 small (2 pound) sugar pumpkin, trimmed, cut in half, seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, cubed
- 1 large shallot, finely minced
- 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese or Dubliner Cheese
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 recipe Fresh Pasta Dough
- For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Kerrygold Unsalted Butter
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh sage
To make ravioli filling: Preheat oven to 400°F and place a rack in the center. Arrange pumpkin, cut side down, on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and roast until the pumpkin is tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow it to cool. Using a spoon, scrape the roasted pumpkin flesh into a potato ricer and rice the pumpkin into a large bowl.
Place butter in a large skillet and heat over medium heat until butter foams. When foaming subsides, add shallots and cook, stirring frequently until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add shallot mixture and grated Parmesan cheese to pumpkin, stir well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
To make the ravioli: Lay one rolled out pasta sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Measure 2 inches in from one end of the pasta sheet and 2 inches down from the top edge and place 2 teaspoons of filling on that spot. Continue to drop 2 teaspoons of the filling, spaced 2 inches apart, until you come to the end of the pasta sheet. Using a small pastry brush, lightly brush pasta dough around and between the filling mounds with water. Lay a second sheet of pasta on top and press down around the filling to press out any air. Using a fluted pasta cutter or knife, trim the border of the dough and cut between the mounds to create ravioli. Repeat with the remaining pasta sheets and filling.
To make the brown butter sauce: Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally, until the milk solids turn golden brown and the butter takes on a nutty aroma. Whisk in sherry vinegar, sage, and taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
To cook ravioli: Heat a large pot of water over high heat until boiling. Generously season the water with salt. Add the ravioli and cook until the pasta is al dente and the filling is heated through, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or spider, remove the ravioli from the water and transfer to serving platter. Spoon the brown-butter sauce over the top, season with salt and pepper and serve.
For the Pudding:
125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
125g/4oz Butter (softened)
125g/4oz Caster Sugar
2 large Eggs (beaten)
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
125g /4oz Plain Chocolate (melted)
50g Shamrock Pecan Nuts (chopped)
For the sauce:
125g/4oz Plain Chocolate, broken into pieces
30ml/2 tbsp Golden Syrup
- Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2. Butter and line the base of a 900ml / 1 ½ pint pudding bowl with a circle of greaseproof paper or butter wrapper.
- Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until pale and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time (add a spoonful of flour if the mixture begins to curdle).
- Sift together the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the mixture with the melted chocolate, chopped pecans and milk.
- Spoon the mixture into the bowl and cover with a round of greased and pleated greaseproof paper tied securely with fine string. Cover with pleated foil.
- Steam for 1 ½ hours (see directions below) until the pudding is risen and firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the sponge comes out clean.
- For the chocolate sauce, place all the ingredients in a heat-proof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat and stir to make a smooth sauce.
- Turn the pudding out on to a plate, while warm. Pour over some of the chocolate sauce and serve the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy!