Avonmore Buttermilk Festive Cookies

Avonmore Buttermilk Festive Cookies

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180c
1. Cream the butter and sugars together in an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for 1 minute.
2. Add half the flour and mix gently, then half the buttermilk, then the remaining flour and then remaining buttermilk. Fold though the chocolate chips.
3. Scoop 1 tsp balls of mixture onto a lined tray, spaced 10 cm apart. Chill for 15 minutes.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until, golden around the edges. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
5. Sandwich two cookies together with the buttercream icing. Roll some in the crushed candy canes. Will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days.
Buttercream Method:
1. Beat together the icing sugar and the butter with an electric mixer.
2. Turn the mixer down to low, add the milk gradually until it has all been incorporated. Finally add the vanilla and then beat on high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Ingredients
225 g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
113g butter, softened
100g granulated sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
60ml Avonmore buttermilk
125g chocolate chips
Buttercream, to decorate
3 candy canes, crushed, to decorate
 
Buttercream Ingredients:
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250g icing sugar
80g Avonmore unsalted butter, softened
25 ml Avonmore milk
a couple of drops of vanilla extract.

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Avonmore Buttermilk Festive Cookies

Avonmore Buttermilk Festive Cookies

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180c
1. Cream the butter and sugars together in an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for 1 minute.
2. Add half the flour and mix gently, then half the buttermilk, then the remaining flour and then remaining buttermilk. Fold though the chocolate chips.
3. Scoop 1 tsp balls of mixture onto a lined tray, spaced 10 cm apart. Chill for 15 minutes.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until, golden around the edges. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
5. Sandwich two cookies together with the buttercream icing. Roll some in the crushed candy canes. Will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days.
Buttercream Method:
1. Beat together the icing sugar and the butter with an electric mixer.
2. Turn the mixer down to low, add the milk gradually until it has all been incorporated. Finally add the vanilla and then beat on high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Ingredients
225 g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
113g butter, softened
100g granulated sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
60ml Avonmore buttermilk
125g chocolate chips
Buttercream, to decorate
3 candy canes, crushed, to decorate
 
Buttercream Ingredients:
Icing.
250g icing sugar
80g Avonmore unsalted butter, softened
25 ml Avonmore milk
a couple of drops of vanilla extract.

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Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon & Garlic

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This is a quick and easy recipe, and allows the true flavours of the prawns to be enjoyed.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 16 Dublin Bay Prawns – Shells removed
  • Splash olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 50g Avonmore Butter

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds over a medium heat.
  3. Add prawns and fry for 1 or 1 ½ minutes each side (depending on size).
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the pan and mix into the cooking juices.
  5. Remove from pan and drizzle with cooking juices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salad leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Tip

Mix a little sweet chilli sauce with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to create a delicious dipping sauce for prawns.

Courtesy of Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie

    
4.00 avg. rating (76% score) – 2 votes

Avonmore Winter Fruit Pie.

Winter Fruit Pie

Recipe cooking time 8-10 People

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
     
  2. Cook the figs in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
     
  3. Slice each fig in four and place in a large bowl with the rest of the fruit. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornflour, then add to the fruit and toss to coat.
     
  4. To make the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Work the butter in with your hands until it resembles fine crumbs.
     
  5. Transfer the filling to a 9 x 13-inch pie dish and top with the walnut crumb. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 60-75 minutes, until the crumb is golden, the juices are bubbling around the edges and the fruit is tender when pierced with a skewer. If the crumb begins to get too dark towards the end, cover it with tin foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing, then serve with custard.

Ingredients

  • 150g dried figs, stems removed
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced 1cm thick
  • 110g cranberries
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

For The Walnut Crumb Topping:

  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 80g raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g Avomore Unsalted Irish Butter, melted
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Avonmore Winter Fruit Pie.

Winter Fruit Pie

Recipe cooking time 8-10 People

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
     
  2. Cook the figs in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
     
  3. Slice each fig in four and place in a large bowl with the rest of the fruit. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornflour, then add to the fruit and toss to coat.
     
  4. To make the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Work the butter in with your hands until it resembles fine crumbs.
     
  5. Transfer the filling to a 9 x 13-inch pie dish and top with the walnut crumb. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 60-75 minutes, until the crumb is golden, the juices are bubbling around the edges and the fruit is tender when pierced with a skewer. If the crumb begins to get too dark towards the end, cover it with tin foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing, then serve with custard.

Ingredients

  • 150g dried figs, stems removed
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced 1cm thick
  • 110g cranberries
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

For The Walnut Crumb Topping:

  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 80g raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g Avomore Unsalted Irish Butter, melted
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Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon & Garlic

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This is a quick and easy recipe, and allows the true flavours of the prawns to be enjoyed.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 16 Dublin Bay Prawns – Shells removed
  • Splash olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 50g Avonmore Butter

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds over a medium heat.
  3. Add prawns and fry for 1 or 1 ½ minutes each side (depending on size).
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the pan and mix into the cooking juices.
  5. Remove from pan and drizzle with cooking juices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salad leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Tip

Mix a little sweet chilli sauce with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to create a delicious dipping sauce for prawns.

Courtesy of Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie

    
4.00 avg. rating (76% score) – 2 votes

Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon & Garlic

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This is a quick and easy recipe, and allows the true flavours of the prawns to be enjoyed.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 16 Dublin Bay Prawns – Shells removed
  • Splash olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 50g Avonmore Butter

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds over a medium heat.
  3. Add prawns and fry for 1 or 1 ½ minutes each side (depending on size).
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the pan and mix into the cooking juices.
  5. Remove from pan and drizzle with cooking juices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salad leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Tip

Mix a little sweet chilli sauce with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to create a delicious dipping sauce for prawns.

Courtesy of Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie

    
4.00 avg. rating (76% score) – 2 votes

Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
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Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
4.00 avg. rating (78% score) – 6 votes

Pecan and Salted Caramel Butter Cookies

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Recipe by Sharon Hearne-Smith

Ingredients

  • 225g Avonmore Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g cornflour
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 150g Avonmore Salted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g caramel (from a can or jar)
  • 1/4 tsp roughlycrushed sea salt flakes
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Directions

The melt in the mouth, buttery cookies can be enjoyed as they are. However, when combined with the sweet but salty caramel buttercream filling, there will be no going back for you!

Enjoy these as an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee, include them on a party table or make for a school bake sale

First, to make the cookie dough, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour, pecans, cinnamon and milk and beat until well blended to give a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 25cm sausage shape. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. This can be made up to a few days in advance or longer if frozen.

Meanwhile make the salted caramel filling. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or processor until smooth. Add the caramel, salt and vanilla and beat until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag which has been snipped to a 1-2cm opening and refrigerate until needed.

When ready to cook the cookies, preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 325F, Gas Mark 3.  Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Unroll the cookie logs, trim the ends and cut each one into 24 x 1cm wide slices, arranging them spaced apart on the tray as you go. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm to the touch and just beginning to catch colour.

Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack, arranging half of them underside up. Once cool, pipe about a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each of the upturned cookies. Top each one with another cookie, pretty side up, pressing it down gently to allow the filling to ooze to the edge. If the filling is quite soft them pop them into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes until firm.

These will last for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

TIPS

Use walnuts, almonds or roasted hazelnuts instead of the pecans if preferred.

Try out different cookie flavours by replacing the cinnamon and pecans with dried cranberry and white chocolate chip or lemon zest and poppy seeds. In which case replace the caramel sauce in the filling with melted and cooled white chocolate or lemon curd respectively.

Make minature versions by simply rolling the dough into longer and thinner rolls.

If you only need 12 cookies at a time, then freeze one dough roll and make half of the filling with each bake.

    
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