Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Keep the kids busy with this quick and easy Queen Cakes recipe. Decorating them is the really fun part!

odlums queen cakes for kids

Queen Cakes, Fairy Cakes or Buns

CategoryBaking with Kids

Cook Time15 mins

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine (half a block)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cold Water

To decorate

  • Glacé Icing or Chocolate Spread
  • Hundreds and Thousands
  • Glacé Cherries
  • Sweets

How to:

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Next, put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, butter/margarine, eggs and water into a bowl. Beat all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture into each bun case.
  5. Place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire tray. When cold, decorate as liked with your favourite toppings.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/queen-cakes-fairy-cakes-or-bun

 

Neven Maguire’s Apple Tart with Custard recipe@bordbia

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From The Nation’s Favourite Food by Neven Maguire

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 225g plain flour, extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 100g butter, diced and chilled
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2-3 tbps ice-cold water

Filling

  • 900g Bramley cooking apples
  • 100g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Good pinch ground cloves/4 whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp milk

Custard

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod, split in half and seeds scraped out
  • 300ml milk
  • 100ml cream

To Cook

To make the pastry: Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Using a round-bladed knife or the tips of your fingers, work in the butter and then mix in the egg yolks. Add the ice-cold water until the dough just comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/gas mark 5). Lightly dust the work surface with flour.

Divide the pastry into 2 portions, one slightly larger than the other, then roll out the larger piece until it is about 30cm in diameter. Use to line a 20cm pie dish or a 23cm flat plate, gently pressing into the corners. Trim the edges with a knife and reserve the excess for decorating. Place back in the fridge to chill while you prepare the apples.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Place in a large bowl with all but 1 tablespoon of the caster sugar. Add the cinnamon and cloves and mix together. Brush the edge of the pastry with a little milk and then pile the apples into the lined pie dish. Roll out the second piece of pastry into a circle slightly larger than the pie dish and use to cover the apples. Press the edges together to seal, then use a sharp knife to cut away any excess.

Crimp the edges of the tart with a round-bladed knife, using your fingers as a guide. If you wish roll out the pastry scraps and cut into leaf shapes. Brush the shapes with milk and stick on top of the pie. Brush the entire top of the pastry with milk and sprinkle over the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes, then reduce the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Meanwhile, to make the custard, place the egg yolks in a large bowl with the sugar and vanilla seeds. Whisk with an electric mixer for a few minutes, until pale and thickened.

Place the milk and cream in a medium pan and bring to the boil, then immediately remove from the heat. Gradually whisk the heated milk and cream into the egg yolk mixture until smooth, then pour back into the pan and place over a gently heat. Cook gently for 6-8 minutes on a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the custard coats the back of a wooden spoon. Keep warm.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, cut the warm apple tart into slices and arrange on warmed serving places with some of the custard. Pour the remaining custard into a jug and hand around separately.

 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/desserts/pages/appletartwithcustard.aspx

Odlums Granny’s Apple Cake

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 175g/6oz Butter or Margarine
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 level teaspoon Goodall’s Cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 Apples (peeled & cored)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Beat butter/margarine and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the sieved flour and cinnamon, if used.
  4. Roughly chop 2½ apples and stir into the mixture, then transfer to the prepared loaf tin.
  5. Slice the remaining half apple into thin circles and arrange on top of mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes approx. Allow to stand in tin for about 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  7. To finish, dust with sieved icing sugar. Enjoy!

Granny’s Apple Cake

Keelings Blueberry & Raspberry Breakfast Pudding

Blueberry & Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
Ingredients
400 g brioche loaf, thickly sliced
100 g unsalted butter, very soft
125 g raspberries
125 g blueberries
350 ml vanilla yoghurt
150 ml milk
3 eggs
Zest from ½ lemon
1 tbsp demerara sugar
Directions
1Pre-heat oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/gas 4.
2Butter the brioche slices on one side only then cut into large cubes by cutting each slice into quarters.
3Scatter brioche cubes, raspberries and blueberries into a large casserole dish and set aside.
4Whisk together yoghurt, milk, eggs and lemon zest in a large jug. Pour mixture over the brioche and leave to soak for 15-20 minutes.
5Sprinkle with demerara sugar then bake until a sharp knife inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack then serve with a dollop of yoghurt and a few fresh berries.

Orange and Chocolate Ice Cream

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This is a delicious dessert that will keep in the freezer for up to six weeks!

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • Zest of an orange
  • Juice of ½ an orange
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml cream
  • 100g chocolate, finely chopped

To Cook

Line a 1 litre loaf tin with cling film. Put the orange zest and juice, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Beat until thick and creamy.

Beat the egg whites until stiff, set aside. Now beat the cream until it holds its shape.

Fold the cream into the egg mixture, then carefully fold in the egg whites. Stir through the chopped chocolate and spoon into the loaf tin. Cover the surface with cling film. Place in the freezer for about two hours. When frozen wrap in tin foil.

Serving Suggestions

Unwrap, place on a serving dish and decorate with chocolate curls/grated chocolate.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/desserts/pages/orangechocolateice-cream.aspx

Odlums Coffee and Walnut Cake

Beautifully presented Coffee and Walnut cake on a white cake stand
Beautifully presented Coffee and Walnut cake on a white cake stand

Odlums Mississippi Mud Pie

MisMudPieWe’re indulging this weekend with our Mississippi Mud Pie – rich, decadent and ideal for chocolate lovers! bit.ly/2fonfAN

Mississippi Mud Pie

Keelings Blueberry & Raspberry Breakfast Pudding

Blueberry & Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
Ingredients
400 g brioche loaf, thickly sliced
100 g unsalted butter, very soft
125 g raspberries
125 g blueberries
350 ml vanilla yoghurt
150 ml milk
3 eggs
Zest from ½ lemon
1 tbsp demerara sugar
Directions
1Pre-heat oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/gas 4.
2Butter the brioche slices on one side only then cut into large cubes by cutting each slice into quarters.
3Scatter brioche cubes, raspberries and blueberries into a large casserole dish and set aside.
4Whisk together yoghurt, milk, eggs and lemon zest in a large jug. Pour mixture over the brioche and leave to soak for 15-20 minutes.
5Sprinkle with demerara sugar then bake until a sharp knife inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack then serve with a dollop of yoghurt and a few fresh berries.