Dairygold Luscious Carrot Cake

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The first time your kids hear ‘carrot cake’, they might pull a face – a cake with carrots in it? – but once they try some of this deliciously moist, sweet and dense dessert, they should be all smiles. This cake should get you between 12 and 16 slices, depending on how generous you are!

Ingredients

  • 150g Dairygold Baking Block, melted
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g raisins
  • 200g grated carrot
  • 100g pecans

For the icing:

  • 130g Dairygold baking block
  • 300g soft cream cheese
  • 160g icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Prepare a rectangular cake tin (or two sandwich tins) by lining it with lightly greased greaseproof paper, leaving some overlapping the edges.

Beat the sugar, Dairygold Baking Block and eggs together until the mixture has doubled in size.

Next, fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice, making sure to mix well.

Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts until they’re evenly mixed through.

Pour into your tin(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes, before allowing to cool.

While that’s happening, beat together the icing ingredients and smooth over the cooled cake.

If you made two cakes in sandwich tins, you can create a middle layer of icing for double the creamy deliciousness!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/luscious-carrot-cake.aspx#sthash.RjBXxCvm.dpuf

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

kerrygold flapjacks

Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

kerrygold flapjacks

Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.

Luscious Carrot Cake

dgold carrot cake 26516The first time your kids hear ‘carrot cake’, they might pull a face – a cake with carrots in it? – but once they try some of this deliciously moist, sweet and dense dessert, they should be all smiles. This cake should get you between 12 and 16 slices, depending on how generous you are!

Ingredients

  • 150g Dairygold Baking Block, melted
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g raisins
  • 200g grated carrot
  • 100g pecans

For the icing:

  • 130g Dairygold baking block
  • 300g soft cream cheese
  • 160g icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Prepare a rectangular cake tin (or two sandwich tins) by lining it with lightly greased greaseproof paper, leaving some overlapping the edges.

Beat the sugar, Dairygold Baking Block and eggs together until the mixture has doubled in size.

Next, fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice, making sure to mix well.

Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts until they’re evenly mixed through.

Pour into your tin(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes, before allowing to cool.

While that’s happening, beat together the icing ingredients and smooth over the cooled cake.

If you made two cakes in sandwich tins, you can create a middle layer of icing for double the creamy deliciousness!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/luscious-carrot-cake.aspx#sthash.RjBXxCvm.dpuf

Strawberry muesli by Rachel Allen

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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.

Luscious Carrot Cake

dgold carrot cake 26516The first time your kids hear ‘carrot cake’, they might pull a face – a cake with carrots in it? – but once they try some of this deliciously moist, sweet and dense dessert, they should be all smiles. This cake should get you between 12 and 16 slices, depending on how generous you are!

Ingredients

  • 150g Dairygold Baking Block, melted
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g raisins
  • 200g grated carrot
  • 100g pecans

For the icing:

  • 130g Dairygold baking block
  • 300g soft cream cheese
  • 160g icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Prepare a rectangular cake tin (or two sandwich tins) by lining it with lightly greased greaseproof paper, leaving some overlapping the edges.

Beat the sugar, Dairygold Baking Block and eggs together until the mixture has doubled in size.

Next, fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice, making sure to mix well.

Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts until they’re evenly mixed through.

Pour into your tin(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes, before allowing to cool.

While that’s happening, beat together the icing ingredients and smooth over the cooled cake.

If you made two cakes in sandwich tins, you can create a middle layer of icing for double the creamy deliciousness!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/luscious-carrot-cake.aspx#sthash.RjBXxCvm.dpuf

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

kerrygold flapjacks

Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.

Dairygold Teacake Loaf

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We’re not sure if teacakes are so called because they go so well with a cuppa, but that’s our theory and we’re sticking to it. This sweet, fruity bake is best served still warm from the oven, with Dairygold melting into each slice. Mmm… even writing this makes us want to put the kettle on!

Ingredients

  • 100g Dairygold Baking Block
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 200g mixed fruit
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • A pinch of mixed spice
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mk 3.

Line a cake tin with lightly buttered greaseproof paper, allowing some to overlap the edges.

Pour your mixed fruit into a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat and let the fruit simmer for 5 minutes.

Drain off the water and transfer the fruit to a large mixing bowl.

Add a softened 100g of Dairygold Baking Block, followed by the sugar, flour, spice, beaten eggs and a pinch of salt.

Once you’ve mixed all this together until well blended, pour the mix into your cake tin.

Bake in your preheated oven for an hour, then remove to cool – but not too much!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/teacake-loaf.aspx#sthash.y7M50IqE.dpuf

 

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

Irish Oat Flapjacks

Ingredients:

  • 75g (3oz) (6 tbsp) Kerrygold butter, extra to grease
  • 50g (2oz) (¼ cup) light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 175g (6oz) (2 cups) rolled oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat  the oven 180°C (350°F), Gas mark 4. Grease a shallow 18cm (7in) round  or square  cake tin. Melt the butter  with the sugar and syrup in a pan over a low heat,  then  pour it on to the rolled oats in a large bowl. Mix well, then  scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and press down  well.
  2. Bake the flapjacks for about  20 minutes  until golden  brown.  Cool slightly in the tin, then  mark into slices or fingers with a sharp knife and loosen round  the edges.  When firm remove from the tin, and cool on a wire rack, then  break into slices or fingers.
  3. To serve, arrange  the flapjacks on a large plate and allow guests  to help themselves.

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.

http://www.kerrygold.com/recipes/

Kerrygold Irish Oat Flapjacks

kerrygold flapjacks

Serves:

Makes 10

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes to master. The traditional flapjack is simply delicious and similar to an oat bar. Flapjacks are not to be confused with an American or Canadian flapjack, which is another term for pancakes. They store well in an airtight container for up to 1 week, which makes them great for a packed lunch.