Flahavan’s Cranberry and Oat Bran Muffins

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Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
  • 100g (4oz) cranberries
  • 25g (1oz) icing sugar
  • sifted Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
  • Beaten 300ml (½ pint)of Milk
  • 50g (2oz) melted butter or sunflower oil
Method:
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder. Add the sugar and the oat bran and mix. Toss the cranberries into the icing sugar. Add to the bowl with orange zest and stir to mix.
  2. Place the egg, milk and melted butter or sunflower oil into another bowl and beat lightly. Stir into the dry ingredients. Just do this casually – there is no need to over mix.
  3. Line a muffin tin with baking cases. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C /400°F / Gas Mark 6 for around 15 minutes – or until risen and golden.
Serve warm or cold. Quick Tip Oat Bran is also great as a coating for fish before frying.

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.

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Odlums Cranberry & Brie tarts for a real festive treat!

odlums cranberry brie tarts

Tasty & savoury, check out our Cranberry & Brie tarts for a real festive treat!

What you need:

Short crust Pastry

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Strong flour – Sieved
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Pinch of Goodalls Rosemary (optional)
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp of cold water

Filling:

  • Jar of Cranberry Sauce
  • 200g Brie Cheese
  • Black pepper

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/400F/Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease 2 x 12 shallow bun trays.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl, grate the butter and mix lightly with the tips of the fingers to combine. Add the rosemary (if using) and gradually add small amounts of cold water. Use a knife instead of a wooden spoon as the metal will be colder and will help bring your ingredients together better.
  3. Mix until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured worktop and lightly knead it.
  5. Dust your rolling pin with a little flour and roll it out until the pastry becomes quite thin as this will rise during baking.
  6. Use a cookie/scone cutter and cut out rounds. Put the rounds into shallow cupcake/bun trays.
  7. Pierce the pastry with a fork before putting them into the oven to bake.
  8. Once you have done this pop the baking tray into the top shelve of the oven for no more than 15 minutes.
  9. After 15 minutes take out the baked pastry so you can fill them. Leave the oven on as these will need to go back in for a further 5 minutes
  10. In each round, place a small dollop of cranberry sauce, topped with a cube of Brie put them back in the oven for 5 minutes. Top shelf and at the same temperature as above.

 To Serve:

Sprinkle with some black pepper and garnish with a little greenery, like parsley or chopped chives. Serve with a side salad. You could also replace the Brie with some Goats cheese.

Cranberry and Brie Mini Tarts

 

White chocolate and cranberry cookies.


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These cookies are so simple to make and take 25 minutes in the oven. The white chocolate and cranberry combo is a game-changer. Give them a go for some festive baking.

Ingredients you will need:

190g Odlums Cream Plain Flour
115g Butter, softened
110g Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
100g Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
1 Egg
½ Teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
120g Dried Cranberries
140g White Chocolate Chips

Method:
✅Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease two baking trays.
✅Put the butter, muscovado sugar and caster sugar into a bowl and beat until mixture is smooth.
✅Add the egg and beat again.
✅Finally stir in the flour, bread soda, cranberries and chocolate chips and mix.
✅Shape spoonfuls of mixture into cookies and place on the baking tray, leaving space between each to allow for spreading.
✅Bake for 25 minutes until they start to turn golden brown. Cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking tray, then, transfer to a wire tray to cool completely.
✅As soon as they are cold, transfer to an airtight container to store.

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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.