Roasted Garlic Champ with Pure Irish Butter

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This traditional Irish peasant food gets an upgrade with the help of some pure Irish butter and decadent truffle oil. The snap of fresh chives adds a finishing touch to an old-fashioned side made new again.

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie @KerrygoldUSA

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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 Salted Caramel & Chocolate Mousse recipe

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Mousse

CategoryChristmas

Chill Time60 mins

What you need:

For the salted caramel sauce

  • 125g/4oz Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • 170ml carton Double Cream
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the mousse

  • 350g Dark Chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • ½ tsp Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

To serve

  • Double Cream, whipped
  • Chocolate, grated

How to:

  1. For the salted caramel sauce, place the sugar, two tablespoons water and golden syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the sugar has turned a rich amber colour, remove from the heat and stir in the butter, cream and salt. Pour into a bowl, cover the surface with cling film and cool completely.
  2. For the mousse, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water – ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Set aside to cool a little. Then whisk the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture and add the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites to a light foam then add the caster sugar and whisk again until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. Stir a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites until well incorporated
  4. Pour a tablespoon of salted caramel sauce into the bottom of each serving glass. Top with one-third of the mousse mixture. Drizzle over enough sauce to cover the mousse. Repeat this layering with mousse and caramel, finishing with a final layer of mousse.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour before serving. If chilled for longer, remove 30 minutes before serving. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Mousse

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