Swedish Cardamom Cookies

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Odlums · Give this Apple & Blackberry Flan a go at the weekend.

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Apple and Blackberry Flan

CategoryDesserts

Cook Time30 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Margarine
  • Few Tablespoons Cold Water

Filling

  • 1 Cooking Apple (peeled and sliced)
  • 50g/2oz Butter (melted and cooled)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Muscavado Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Good Pinch Cinnamon
  • 175g/6oz Blackberries

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cms/8″ flan dish or loose bottomed tin.
  2. Make the pastry by putting the flour into a bowl, coarsely rub in the margarine then add sufficient water to mix to a soft dough. Lightly roll on some flour then roll out and use to line the prepared tin. Cover and leave in fridge while making up the filling.
  3. In a bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Gently stir the blackberries into this.
  4. Remove pastry from fridge and arrange the apples on the base of the pastry, next gently spread over the blackberry mixture.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until nicely risen and a deep brown colour.
  6. Can be served hot or cold

Note:

Blueberries can replace the blackberries if liked!

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/apple-and-blackberry-flan/?fbclid=IwAR2wiQYu5Wp1QuOciFAHVpy4Sbf0aPJw_0ZCKxaHwmPtiO9dmocdB5gZ-Nc

 

.@nevenmaguire Rustic Pear and Hazelnut Tarts @BordBia

These tarts are absolutely perfect for a relaxed Sunday lunch. They can be made in the morning and left covered with cling film in the fridge. Pop them into the oven before sitting down to the main course and they will be in about half an hour.

Serves 4

Cooking time:

Preparation time:

Ingredients

  • 5 firm ripe pears
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 heaped tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g skinned hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Crème fraîche, to serve
  • Honey, to serve

For the Pastry

  • 225g (8oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 150g (5oz) butter, chilled and diced
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

To Cook

To make the pastry, place the flour in a large bowl with the salt and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, then bring the pastry together with the egg (it may also need 1 tablespoon of cold water if it’s a little dry). Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes (or overnight is fine).

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4). Line 2 large baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

Peel, core and slice the pears and put them in a bowl. Toss them in the lemon juice, then toss with the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.

On a lightly floured board, cut the pastry into 4 even-sized pieces. Roll each piece of pastry out to a rough circle about 15cm (6in) in diameter and no more than 5mm (¼in) thick. Carefully transfer to the lined baking sheets. Arrange the pears in the middle of each one and scatter the hazelnuts on top, leaving a 2.5cm (1in) border. Using the sides of the baking paper to help lift the pastry, fold the sides up and over the pears. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 30–40 minutes, until the tarts are cooked through and golden.

Serving Suggestions

Dust with icing sugar and arrange on plates. Add dollops of crème fraîche and a drizzle of honey to each one to serve.

 

Rachel’s Swedish Cardamom Cookies

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Rachel Allen’s Divine Rich Chocolate Cake recipe


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Happy Sunday!
This Divine Rich Chocolate Cake recipe is from my 2nd cookbook, Rachel’s Favourite Food For Friends (published in 2005), that I come back to time & time again. This is a super quick to make and completely delicious cake that’s a bit brownie-like, a bit moussey-like, and can be made using ground almonds or flour, so super versatile. And, it keeps for ages, if you can keep it!
I made 2 this morning, one for home and one for a friend’s (belated) birthday!
Here’s the recipe below!
Serves 6-8
A little soft butter, for greasing the tin
150g dark chocolate, chopped
125g butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs, whisked to break up
50g ground almonds or plain flour

For the Chocolate Glaze:
110g dark chocolate , chopped
2 tbsp milk or cream
50g butter

Preheat the oven to 160’C/Fan 145.
Butter the sides of a 20cm round cake tin (or spring form tin ) and line the bottom with grease proof or parchment paper.
Place the chocolate, butter and sugar in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of simmering water, and melt. Stir until smooth then beat in the eggs and fold in the ground almonds or sifted flour. Feel free to add orange zest, vanilla, sea salt, cardamom, ginger etc!
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 35-45 minutes until the centre feels just set in the centre, but it will still be gorgeously moist. Allow to cool in the tin .
To make the chocolate glaze , melt all the ingredients together and stir until smooth, allow to cool a little until it has thickened slightly ( about 10 minutes) but do not place in the fridge as it will lose it’s glossy sheen .
Take the cooled cake out of the tin and place on a plate or cake stand , and pour the glaze over the top , letting it drizzle down the sides.
#baking #rachelallencooks #chocolatecake #glutenfree1d

Odlums · Give this Apple & Blackberry Flan a go at the weekend.

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Apple and Blackberry Flan

CategoryDesserts

Cook Time30 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Margarine
  • Few Tablespoons Cold Water

Filling

  • 1 Cooking Apple (peeled and sliced)
  • 50g/2oz Butter (melted and cooled)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Muscavado Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Good Pinch Cinnamon
  • 175g/6oz Blackberries

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cms/8″ flan dish or loose bottomed tin.
  2. Make the pastry by putting the flour into a bowl, coarsely rub in the margarine then add sufficient water to mix to a soft dough. Lightly roll on some flour then roll out and use to line the prepared tin. Cover and leave in fridge while making up the filling.
  3. In a bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Gently stir the blackberries into this.
  4. Remove pastry from fridge and arrange the apples on the base of the pastry, next gently spread over the blackberry mixture.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until nicely risen and a deep brown colour.
  6. Can be served hot or cold

Note:

Blueberries can replace the blackberries if liked!

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/apple-and-blackberry-flan/?fbclid=IwAR2wiQYu5Wp1QuOciFAHVpy4Sbf0aPJw_0ZCKxaHwmPtiO9dmocdB5gZ-Nc

 

Odlums: Keep the kids busy with this quick and easy Queen Cakes recipe. Decorating them is the really fun part!

odlums queen cakes for kids

Queen Cakes, Fairy Cakes or Buns

CategoryBaking with Kids

Cook Time15 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine (half a block)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cold Water

To decorate

  • Glacé Icing or Chocolate Spread
  • Hundreds and Thousands
  • Glacé Cherries
  • Sweets

How to:

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Next, put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, butter/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. When cold, decorate as liked with your favourite toppings.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/queen-cakes-fairy-cakes-or-bun