Odlums Brown Scones

od brown scones

Ingredients

125g/4oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal

125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

150ml/¼ pint Milk (approx)

Pinch Salt

25g/1oz Caster Sugar

25g/1oz Margarine

Above quantities may be doubled if you wish!

Method

  1. Sieve flour and salt into a bowl, stir in sugar, if used.
  2. Rub in margarine.
  3. Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured board and gently knead to remove any cracks.
  5. Roll out lightly to 1” in thickness. Cut into scones with a cutter dipped in flour.
  6. Place on a floured pre-heated baking sheet/tray, glaze if liked with beaten egg or milk.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven 425°F/220°C/Gas 8 on upper shelf position for 10 mins. approx .
  8. Cool on a wire tray.

Note

When Cool, Place Creme Fraiche, smoked salmon & a sprig of Dill for a really tasty healthy lunch alternative!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/brown-scones/

 

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Odlums cream cupcakes

Delicious cream cupcakes including strawberry and chocolate
Delicious cream cupcakes including strawberry and chocolate

Ingredients

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine  (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (room temperature)
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence

To Decorate

For Buttercream:

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 225g/8oz Icing sugar (sieved)
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence
  • Selection of food colouring
  • Sweets to decorate (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line cup cake tin with baking cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and the vanilla essence. If mixture starts to curdle, add a little of the flour.
  3. Gently stir in remaining flour with a spoon. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until firm to the touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave on a wire tray to cool.
  5. Make buttercream by beating the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence together until smooth and creamy.
  6. Divide the icing into separate bowls for each colour you want to use, gradually add the colouring, mixing well until required colour is achieved.
  7. Pipe or ‘swirl’ icing onto each cupcake. Top with sweet if liked!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/cupcakes/

Odlums Scary Shortbread Cookies

Odlums Spooky Gingerbread Skeletons

odl spooky ginger

Ingredients

250g / 8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

75g / 3oz Butter, softened

75g / 3oz Brown Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

50g / 2oz Golden Syrup

1 Egg Yolk

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

You will also need:

gingerbread cutter

baking sheets

a wire tray for cooling

White Icing Pen to Decorate

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup and egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth.
  5. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  6. Thinly roll out dough a use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, leaving a space between each.
  8. Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour.
  9. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  10. When cold, add Skeleton ‘bones’ and faces with a white icing pen available in supermarket baking aisle

http://odlums.ie/recipes/spooky-gingerbread-skeletons/

 

Odlum’s Ghostly Fairy Cakes

odl ghostly

Ingredients

175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

125g/4oz Margarine (half a block)

Water

Black Icing Pen (available in supermarket baking aisles)

2 Eggs

2 tablespoons cold Water

To decorate

Roll out Royal Icing (white)

You will also need:

electric mixer (optional)

paper cases & a bun tray

a wire tray for cooling

Method

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C, Gas 6.
  2. Next, put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, margarine, eggs and water into a bowl. Beat all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture into each bun case.
  5. Place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire tray.
  7. Open Roll out royal icing and allow to soften at room temperature. Then roll out and cut small circle with cake cutter and place onto each bun.. Using Black icing pen, paint ghosts faces on or better still get the kids to do it !

http://odlums.ie/recipes/ghostly-fairy-cakes/

Mary Flahavan’s Apple & Cranberry Crumble

blackberry crumble
Deep Filled Apple and Cranberry Crumble
Makes 8-10 servings.
Ingredients
Sweet Pastry
160g (6oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
1 egg
Compote
4 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
150g (6oz) cranberries (fresh or dried)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp. water
Crumble
75g (3oz) flour
75g (3oz) butter
75g (3oz) brown sugar
75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
Method
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. To make pastry, sift the flour, add the caster sugar and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add enough beaten egg to bind the pastry. The pastry can also be made using a food processor.
  4. Cut a circle of parchment to fit a large pastry dish, sprinkle with flour, roll out the pastry on the floured parchment and then slide it into the dish and bake blind for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile boil the ingredients for compote for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. When pastry is baked, fill with the apple and cranberry compote.
  7. To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. (Add the oats last if you would like them to stay coarse and be visible in the crumble).
  8. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/deep-filled-apple-and-cranberry-crumble-/419

Flahavan’s Porridge with apple, sultanas & creme fraiche

apple & raisin porr
Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
  • 350 – 450ml (12-16 oz) Apple juice (according to desired consistency)
  • 100g (3½ oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
  • ½ apple grated
  • 1 tbsp. sultanas
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • 1 tbsp. crème fraiche
Cooking and Serving Instructions 
  1. Place the oats and apple juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until soft and creamy.
  3. Add in the sultanas and grated apple and stir gently.
  4. To serve, pour the porridge into a bowl and grate over a light dusting of fresh nutmeg.
  5. Top with a spoonful of crème fraiche.