Raspberry Pavlova from @clodaghmckenna @KerrygoldUSA

 

Drinks and dessert, all in one. This Raspberry Pavlova from features Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur:

INGREDIENTS

For the raspberry syrup:

3.5oz fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon caster sugar

For the meringue:

9 egg whites

17.5oz caster sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon coffee extract

For the filling:

18floz whipping cream

1 tablespoon icing sugar

7oz fresh raspberries

2floz Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Place the raspberries and caster sugar in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes until the raspberries have turned to mush. Remove from the heat and pass through a sieve using the back of your spoon to push through. The syrup consistency should be thick. Set aside and allow to cool.

2.Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly until mixture is thick and glossy and sugar completely dissolves. Add the cornstarch, vinegar and coffee extract and gently fold until combined.

3. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking tray in a circle shape and use the back of a wooden spoon to shape the meringue into a nest. Using a teaspoon drizzle half of the cooled raspberry syrup around the meringue to create a ripple effect. Place the meringue in the pre-heated oven and turn the heat of the oven down to 285°F and leave to bake for 1.5hrs. Once the meringue is baked, turn off the heat, open the oven door and allow it to cool completely. I usually make the meringue the night before to take off the pressure.

4.When the meringue is cooled and ready to serve you can start assembling the filling. You don’t want to add the cream too far in advance, as it will soak into the meringue. Gently whip the cream until it thickens and then whisk in icing sugar and the Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringue and then add the fresh raspberries followed by the remaining raspberry syrup.

CHEF CLODAGH MCKENNA’S KERRYGOLD IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR PAVLOVA WITH RASPBERRIES

.@clodaghmckenna’s Orange Pistachio Yogurt Cake

clodagh orange pistachio

Yields 8 Servings
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins

This is one of my favourite cakes at this time of the year. It’s a much needed burst of sunshine. Deliciously light, and moist due to the natural Irish yogurt. You can make a gluten free version by simply using gluten free breadcrumbs. You can substitute the pistachios with hazelnuts, roast the hazelnuts before you add them to the cake, it enhances their flavour. It will last for one week, but not sure you will have any left for to test me on that!

To serve:

Decorate with 50g roughly chopped pistachios and the zest of one lemon on top. Serve with a dollop of natural Irish yogurt

Ingredients checklist
50 g slightly stale white breadcrumbs
100 g almonds, ground
100 g pistachios
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
150 g caster sugar
125 ml sunflower oil
200 ml natural Irish yogurt
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients checklist for the citrus syrup
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / Gas 5.

Grease a 20.5cm (8in) round and 5cm (2in) deep tin and then lightly dust with flour.

In a large bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, almonds, pistachios and baking powder.

In a separate bowl whisk the eggs with the caster sugar. Continue to whisk while pouring in the vegetable oil, followed by the natural Irish yogurt.

 

Next stir the liquid pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the orange and lemon zest.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and into the pre-heated oven.

 

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the cake is golden brown. To ensure cake is done, insert a skewer into the center – if it’s ready, the skewer should come out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a plate.

 

Meanwhile, make the citrus syrup. Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and bring gently to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thick.

 

While the cake is still warm, pierce it several times with a skewer, then spoon the hot syrup over the cake, allowing it to run into the holes. Leave to cool. Spoon any excess syrup back over the cake every now and then until it is all soaked up.

 

Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top, and the zest of one orange. Serve with natural Irish yogurt

https://ndc.ie/recipe/clodaghs-orange-pistachio-yogurt-cake/