Rachel Allen’s Strawberry Muesli

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This recipe comes from the original Swiss Bircher muesli, where porridge oats are soaked in a little water, then sweetened with delicious seasonal or dried fruit, and sometimes nuts and seeds too. Strawberries and raspberries work particularly well in this muesli recipe, as does grated apple, to which you could also add a smidgen of ground cinnamon.

The recipe was created in the early 1900s by the Swiss physician Dr Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who knew that a diet rich in nutrients was essential for the recuperation of the patients in his hospital.

Place the porridge oats in a bowl with the water. Allow the oats to sit for 10 minutes, then add in the strawberries. Mash with a fork before adding enough light agave syrup or honey, whichever you’re using, to sweeten the mixture.

Serve the muesli on its own, or with cream and brown sugar; or topped with natural yoghurt and toasted, chopped hazelnuts or almonds.

Glenilen Raspberry, Lemon and Yogurt Tea Loaf

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This is one of the most popular treats at our tea rooms. We make it with summer fruits as they appear. All you need on the side is a good strong cup of tea.
Ingredients
  1. Makes one 1kg loaf
  2. 250g plain flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 115g soft butter
  5. 225g caster sugar
  6. The finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  7. 2 large free-range eggs
  8. 100g wholemilk natural yogurt
  9. 25g ground almonds
  10. 200g fresh raspberries
  11. 100g granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with non-stick baking paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl for five minutes until pale and fluffy, then beat in the lemon zest. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of the sifted flour with the second egg. Alternately fold in large spoonfuls of the remaining flour and the yogurt until the mixture is smooth, then fold in the ground almonds.
  2. Spoon a third of the cake mixture into the bottom of the loaf tin and scatter over a third of the raspberries. Repeat twice more, ending with a layer of raspberries. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the cake is nicely browned, then cover loosely with foil and bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes away clean.
  3. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool for five minutes. Mix the granulated sugar with the lemon juice, spoon it over the top of the cake and leave it to soak for five minutes. Carefully remove the cake from the tin and pop it on a wire rack to cool. Peel the paper away from the cake and sprinkle the top lightly with a little more sugar. Serve cut into thick slices. Why not try making this cake with fresh blackberries or blueberries instead of raspberries?

http://www.glenilenfarm.com/recipes-2/

Avonmore Raspberry, Cream and Custard Trifles

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Ingredients

  • 1 x 135g packet rasberry jelly
  • 100g raspberries
  • 200g Avonmore Fresh Custard
  • 180g Madeira cake, cut into small cubes
  • 200ml Avonmore Fresh Whipped Cream

To decorate:

  • flaked almonds
  • Edible gold glitter

Directions

  1. Make the jelly according to the packet instructions and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Divide the raspberries between six decorative glasses and pour over the unset jelly until each glass is about one-third of the way full. Allow to cool slightly, then place in the fridge to set completely for 5-6 hours.
  3. Spoon a layer of custard over the jellies and add a layer of Madeira cake.
  4. Dollop the Avonmore Freshly Whipped Cream over the custard and smooth with a butter knife.
  5. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and edible gold glitter and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    
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Glenisk Gingerbread Granola Yogurt Parfait

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Ingredients

  • ​250g Glenisk Greek 0% Fat Vanilla Yogurt 
  • 140g Porridge Oats
  • 55g sliced almonds
  • 65g chopped walnuts
  • 50g dark brown sugar
  • 60g dark treacle
  • 40ml of vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 75g raisins

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts and wheat germ. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, black treacle, oil, vanilla, salt and spices. Stir the treacle mix into oat mix and make sure all is coated. Divide between 2 baking sheets, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake granola until browned, 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Halfway through baking time, switch baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back.
  4. Remove sheets from oven and let granola cool. Stir in rasins (if desired) once cool.
  5. To assemble parfait :layer granola into serving glasses glasses. All a layer of yogurt. Repeat layers once and serve.
  6. Granola can be stored up to 2 weeks in an airtight container and refrigerated.

http://glenisk.com/recipes/gingerbread-granola-yogurt-parfait