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Oct 5

Nothing says the weekend like ! Did you know that 8/10 people prefer pure and creamy butter?

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Mary Flahavan’s Apple & Cranberry Crumble

blackberry crumble
Deep Filled Apple and Cranberry Crumble
Makes 8-10 servings.
Ingredients
Sweet Pastry
160g (6oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
1 egg
Compote
4 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
150g (6oz) cranberries (fresh or dried)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp. water
Crumble
75g (3oz) flour
75g (3oz) butter
75g (3oz) brown sugar
75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
Method
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. To make pastry, sift the flour, add the caster sugar and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add enough beaten egg to bind the pastry. The pastry can also be made using a food processor.
  4. Cut a circle of parchment to fit a large pastry dish, sprinkle with flour, roll out the pastry on the floured parchment and then slide it into the dish and bake blind for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile boil the ingredients for compote for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. When pastry is baked, fill with the apple and cranberry compote.
  7. To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. (Add the oats last if you would like them to stay coarse and be visible in the crumble).
  8. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Odlums Almond Shortbread

Ingredients:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 25g/1oz Odlums Cornflour
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 125g/4oz Butter (softened)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. A wooden spoon or electric mixer may be used!
  2. Add the flour, cornflour and ground almonds. Mix gently until a dough is formed.
  3. Use your finger tips to form dough into a ball and lightly knead, if necessary.
  4. Press dough into a greased n8”/20cm round. A sandwich tin may be used.
  5. Prick around top of dough with a fork.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until very pale in colour.
  7. Allow to set in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Slice or cut into shapes.
  8. As soon as shortbread is cold, store in an airtight tin.

 

For biscuits, roll out mixture on a floured surface and cut out shapes or rounds using biscuit cutters.

For fingers, press dough into a 7”/18cm square tin and cut into fingers after baking.
Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy with fresh cream and strawberries
  • Serve with a scoop of ice cream
  • Perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee!

Almond Shortbread