Flahavans Summer Pizza for dessert!

Looking for healthy treat inspiration this evening? Why not try pizza for dessert…with an Oat based twist! The perfect midweek treat to keep those energy levels up! #Flahavans #Summer #PizzaParty
Peanut & Coconut Pizza

Ingredients
120g Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
2tbsp peanut butter
2tbsp coconut oil
200g yoghurt
60ml golden syrup
25g pumpkin seeds
10g sunflower seeds
2tbsp flaxseed
4tbsp desiccated coconut

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 170°c / 150° fan / gas mark 3. Place the peanut butter, coconut oil and golden syrup in a small pan over low heat, stirring to melt everything together.
2. Place the Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds, flaxseed and desiccated coconut in a mixing bowl and pour over the melted ingredients and mix together.
3. Tip the mixture into a 23cm loose spring form cake tin and flatten down using the back of a metal spoon. Push the mixture up slightly higher round the edges to form an indentation for the toppings.
4. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until tinged golden brown round the edges. Leave to cool before removing from the tin.
5. Cut into eight wedges then spoon over the yoghurt (we love coconut yoghurt!) and spread out into an even layer. Top each slice with freshly cut fruit of your choice and enjoy!

Saffron, Honey and Ricotta ice cream .@HaughtonHoney

 

 

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This Saffron, Honey and Ricotta ice cream isn’t too sweet – perfect for after a big meal

Ricotta adds an interesting texture here, and the saffron makes it wonderfully fragrant.

Serves 6

500ml/17 fl oz whole milk

1 tsp of saffron threads

5 egg yolks

200g/7oz sugar

250ml/8½ fl oz double cream

500g/1lb 2oz ricotta

2 tbsp honey, plus extra to serve

2 handfuls of toasted pine nuts, to serve

Bring the milk and saffron to a simmer and keep warm.

In a large bowl, combine the yolks and sugar and beat until pale.

Add half the warm milk to the egg mixture and whisk again until combined. Pour the mix into the saucepan along with the remaining warm milk. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a custard and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and whisk in the double cream, followed by the ricotta and the honey, until blended.

Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve sprinkled with toasted pine nuts and a little extra honey.

Catherine’s Strawberry Cheesecake

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Rory O’Connell’s Tuscan Apple, Lemon & Almond Cake






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Crisp on top and full of plump, juicy apples, this Tuscan tart is simply delicious.

By Rory O’Connell

Celebrity Chef

I am never quite sure if I should be calling this a cake or a tart but in any event, it is delicious and quite easy to make.

Ingredients

I am never quite sure if I should be calling this a cake or a tart but in any event, it is delicious and quite easy to make.

The origins of the recipe are from Tuscany in Italy but I like to use highly perfumed Irish dessert apples when in season. Look out for some lesser known but very delicious Irish dessert apples such as Irish Peach and Ardcairn Russet. 
 
Serves
 

  • 10g butter melted for greasing the parchment paper 
  • 4 dessert apples 
  • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 250g caster sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 150ml cream 
  • 110g butter melted and cooled 
  • 125g whole almonds, blanched, peeled and ground to a fine powder in a food processer or ground almonds 
  • 110g plain flour sieved 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder sieved 
  •  100g of apricot jam 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, warmed and sieved 
  •  2 tablespoons of chopped sweet geranium leaves ( optional) 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c / 350 f / gas 4 
  2. Line a 28cm flan ring with a removable base with a disc of parchment paper. The paper should in one piece cover the base and sides of the tin and come up 1cm above the edge of the tin. Brush the paper with a little melted butter.
  3. Peel, core and quarter the apples and slice into c 3mm slices. Mix with the lemon zest. Whisk the vanilla, sugar, and eggs to a thick and light consistency similar to a batter. Whisk in the cream and cooled melted butter. Fold in the almonds, flour and baking powder. Add ¾ of the sliced apples, being careful not to break the apple slices.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared flan ring and gently smooth over the surface. Scatter the remaining apples over the surface and sprinkle with 1 dessertspoon of caster sugar.
  5. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 160c etc and cook for a further 40 minutes by which time the tart will feel gently set. It may be necessary to cover the tart during the cooking with a sheet of parchment paper if the tart is getting too dark.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. While the tart is still warm, Paint the surfaced with the warm sieved apricot jam to achieve a glossy glaze and if using the chopped geranium, sprinkle on immediately after glazing the tart. 
  7.  Serve warm with softly whipped cream. 

Rachel’s Blueberry jelly

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Serves 4.

Place the fresh or frozen blueberries, whichever you’re using, and the lemon juice in a liquidiser and whizz for a few minutes until the mixture is very smooth. Then push it through a sieve and set it aside.

To make the syrup, put the water and the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Stir it just until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil, boil for 1 minute, then remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside.

Place the gelatine sheets in a bowl of cold water and leave them to sit for 3-4 minutes, until they have softened. Then squeeze out the excess water and add them to the hot syrup. Stir until the gelatine leaves dissolve, reheating the syrup if it has cooled down. Once the gelatine has been added, allow the mixture to cool until it is almost at room temperature. (If it’s too hot, it will cook the blueberry and lemon mixture you add next, ruining the flavour.)

Add the blueberry and lemon mixture you set aside earlier to the gelatine syrup and stir together well, then divide the jelly between four glasses or cups and place them in the fridge to set – this should take about 3 to 4 hours.