Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookie Pizza for kids of all ages

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Prep:

1 Hour

Cook:

20 Minutes

Serves:

8

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 4 ounces Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute, until nice and creamy.

Slowly stream in the sugar to the butter, while beating constantly.

Next, add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 3 batches, mixing between each addition.

Gather the dough into a ball, press it flat into a disk, and wrap it in plastic wrap.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350.

Roll the dough out into a 12” circle on a piece of parchment paper.

Transfer the parchment paper to a baking pan, and bake the cookie pizza until set, about 18 minutes. The edges should start to turn golden brown. The center may be a bit puffy, but it will settle as it cools.

Let the cookie pizza completely cool before proceeding.

Spread the apricot jam on the pizza. Top with the chopped chocolate and slice into wedges before serving.

Use the sugar cookie crust as a base, and top with all of your favorite toppings. A cream cheese frosting with sprinkles would be a great kids’ version (or an adult that eats like a kid). If you love white chocolate, it would be great here alone, or mixed in with the dark chocolate.

DARK CHOCOLATE APRICOT COOKIE PIZZA

 

Odlums Breakfast Muffins

odl-bfast-muffins

What you need:

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1Teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • 125g/4oz Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 150ml/ ½ pt Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Marmalade
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Mixed Seeds (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Melt margarine and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all dry Ingredients.
  4. Mix the egg, milk, marmalade and honey into the cooled margarine.
  5. Now add the wet Ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  6. Spoon into muffin cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Cool on a wire tray.

Breakfast Muffins

Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Odlums Breakfast Muffins

odl-bfast-muffins

What you need:

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1Teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • 125g/4oz Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 150ml/ ½ pt Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Marmalade
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Mixed Seeds (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Melt margarine and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all dry Ingredients.
  4. Mix the egg, milk, marmalade and honey into the cooled margarine.
  5. Now add the wet Ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  6. Spoon into muffin cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Cool on a wire tray.

Breakfast Muffins

Odlums Blueberry Crumpets with honey & yogurt

Blueberry-Crumpets

INGREDIENTS

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 25g/1oz Odlums Wheat Bran
  • 2 Teaspoons Odlums Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg (separated)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Rowse Honey
  • 150ml/¼ pint Milk
  • 125g/4oz Blueberries
  • Oil for frying

METHOD

  1. Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the bran and mix well.
  2. Add the pinch of salt to the egg white and stiffly beat. Mix the egg yolk, honey and milk together. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and beat well.
  3. Finally, ‘fold’ in the egg white and the blueberries.
  4. Heat a little oil on a pan and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto pan.
  5. When mixture is puffed and bubbling on top, turn and cook on other side.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve with low fat blueberry yogurt.

Crème fraiche and fresh fruit

Drizzle with Rowse Honey.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/blueberry-crumpets/

 

Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins