- kerrygoldusaHomemade strawberry #cheesecake spread on top of buttery brioche toast. The perfect way to change up your #breakfast routine or add a sweet treat to Sunday #brunch. #Kerrygold
2 slices of brioche bread (1″+ thick)
3 tablespoons Kerrygold Salted Butter
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons powdered sugar (can substitute honey or coconut sugar)
1/4 teaspoon orange zest (or orange blossom water)
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
Coarse sugar, optional
Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
Butter each side of the bread, saving 1 tablespoon of the butter for the skillet. Sprinkle the bread with granulated sugar. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the hot skillet, and then add the bread to the skillet. Toast the bread on each side until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
Meanwhile, slice the strawberries and toss them with 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar. Set aside.
In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and orange zest until fluffy.
Remove the toast from the skillet, and top each slice with the cheesecake filling, followed by the strawberries. I like to sprinkle coarse sugar on top before serving, but it’s optional.
- hezzidThese look amazing
Lough Errew , Co, Leitrim, Ireland
Molly Malone was a beautiful girl who sold cockles and mussels and died tragically of a fever while still young, or so the song goes. Molly may not have been a real girl, but since at least the 17th century, there have been fishmongers on the streets of Dublin who sell ‘Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh!’
Cockles, with their distinctive flavour and lovely curved shell, are traditionally eaten in Ireland with Oatcakes. If you can only find mussels, this chowder will be just as good.
Serve either as a substantial starter or with chunks of crusty bread as a meal in its own right.
Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and sauté for about 1 minute, until crisp and golden. Add the butter to the pan and melt. Then add the leek, carrot and potato. Reduce the heat to low and sauté gently for 4–5 minutes, until soft but not browned.
Meanwhile, prepare the cockles and mussels. Scrub the shells clean and discard any that remain open when you tap them against a hard surface. Remove the beard – the little fibrous tuft – from each mussel. Bring the wine to a boil in a large saucepan and add the cockles and mussels. Cover with a tight-fi tting lid and cook for 3–4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the shells have opened.
Remove from the heat, drain the shellfi sh in a colander, reserving the cooking juices, and discard any shells that remain closed. Return the shellfi sh to the empty pan to keep warm. Place a fine sieve over a measuring jug and strain the cooking liquid. You should have at least 600ml (1 pint); if not, add water to make up that quantity.
Add the pan juices and the milk to the bacon and vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 6–8 minutes, until the potato is tender. Add the cream and simmer for another 2–3 minutes, until the soup is reduced and thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, remove half of the cockles and mussels from their shells and add them with the remaining cockles and mussels still in their shells to the chowder. Stir in the parsley and serve at once.
Cook Time30 mins
What you need:
- 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
- 50g/2oz Butter or Margarine
- About 4 tablespoons Cold Water
- 2 Rashers, chopped
- 1 small Onion, thinly sliced
- 50g/2oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
- 1 Tomato, sliced
- 2 Eggs
- 150ml/¼pt Milk
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a 24cm/9″ flan dish.
- Sieve flour into a bowl. Coarsely rub in the butter/margarine. Add sufficient water to give a soft but not sticky dough.
- Lightly roll the pastry on a floured board, then roll it out and use to line the flan dish.
- Spread the rashers, onion and cheese on the base and arrange the tomato slices on top.
- Beat the eggs, milk and pepper together and pour over the filling in the flan dish.
- Bake for about 30 minutes until filling is golden brown and set.
- Delicious served with a simple green salad
Some things, like love, and occasionally leftovers, are better the second time around. Granted, day-old mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts can be pretty sad on the rebound. But turn them into bubble and squeak, and they become a sum, much more delectable than its parts. A homespun British classic with a long history, bubble and squeak is a versatile dish. More formula than recipe, it traditionally combines potatoes and some member of the brassica family (cabbage, brussel sprouts, etc.) panfried in a bit of fat to form a crisp cake with a creamy middle. (The quirky name, sounding a bit like Cockney slang, comes from the sound the vegetables make sizzling in the pan). While cabbage or sprouts are the go-to greens, anything from string beans to peas are fair game, and parsnips and carrots also find their way into the mash. Bacon, too, may make an appearance – adding a nice bit of smokiness, and delicious fat for frying. Our version sticks close to the classic, with a luscious cap of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar for another layer of flavor and richness. What comes next is up to you. Form it into patties, or fry it into one large cake. Serve it at dinner next to roast chicken or a pansizzled pork chop, slide it next to a salad at midday, or top it with a poached egg and call it brunch. Delicious in any form, bubble and squeak makes yesterday’s veggies easy to love.