Join @darina_allen this Friday, 30th October at 4pm. Watch her cook a feast fit for witches, wizards, gremlins and ghosts.

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Join @darina_allen this Friday, 30th October at 4pm. Watch her cook a feast fit for witches, wizards, gremlins and ghosts.

You will learn how to make the most delicious Barmbrack filled with all the charms that little fingers are excited to discover. Witches Soup in a Pumpkin Cauldron, Dragons Eggs, Colcannon, Spooky Pookas and Spider Cake.

We know that Halloween will be slightly different this year so why not get your children together this weekend to bake, create and cook some deliciously spooky things to eat.

#HalloweenCooking #SpookyPookas
#DarinaAllen #learnatBallymaloe
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Dairygold Buttery Biscuits

Baking is a great way to get your kids interested in making their own food. On rainy days, it’s also a fantastic way to keep them occupied – especially with the promise of getting to eat the results! This quick and easy biscuit recipe is a great “starter bake” that shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes all in.
Ingredients
Half a Dairygold Baking Block
60g caster sugar
180g plain flour
Coloured icing tubes (optional)
Instructions
First, preheat your oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mk 2.
Add the caster sugar and half a Dairygold Baking Block into a mixing bowl.
Get mixing! Dairygold Baking Block is so easy to mix, you can do this by hand.
Once combined, add the flour and mix until it forms a stiff dough.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
Use cookie cutters (whatever shape or size you fancy) to cut out the biscuits. Don’t forget to take the dough “scraps” that remain from your cutouts and re-roll them to get a few extra biscuits into your batch.
Pop them onto a baking tray and add them to the oven.
They should be ready in about 10 – 12 minutes, or when they’re golden around the edges.
Once you’ve removed them to cool on a rack, the real fun can start – decoration time! Get little tubes of coloured icing from your supermarket’s baking aisle and let your junior bakers apply the finishing touches to their handiwork.

https://yourdairygold.ie/recipe/buttery-biscuits/

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

 

Odlums Peanut Butter Cookies

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Category Afternoon Tea

Cook Time 15-25 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Kelkin Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg, beaten

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 flat baking trays or swiss roll tins.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Next, beat in the peanut butter. Finally, stir in the beaten egg and the flour. Mix until smooth.
  4. Put teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet (a little apart, to allow for spreading during baking).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes if you like them soft in the middle, or for 25 minutes if you like them crisp.
  6. When baked, allow to set for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire tray to cool. When completely cold, store in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Odlums Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut_butter_cookies

Category Afternoon Tea

Cook Time 15-25 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Kelkin Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg, beaten

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 flat baking trays or swiss roll tins.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Next, beat in the peanut butter. Finally, stir in the beaten egg and the flour. Mix until smooth.
  4. Put teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet (a little apart, to allow for spreading during baking).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes if you like them soft in the middle, or for 25 minutes if you like them crisp.
  6. When baked, allow to set for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire tray to cool. When completely cold, store in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Odlums Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut_butter_cookies

Category Afternoon Tea

Cook Time 15-25 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Kelkin Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg, beaten

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 flat baking trays or swiss roll tins.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Next, beat in the peanut butter. Finally, stir in the beaten egg and the flour. Mix until smooth.
  4. Put teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet (a little apart, to allow for spreading during baking).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes if you like them soft in the middle, or for 25 minutes if you like them crisp.
  6. When baked, allow to set for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire tray to cool. When completely cold, store in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Peanut Butter Cookies