Flahavan’s Oaty Carrot Cake by Neven Maguire

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Cake Ingredients: 
  • 100g (3½ oz) Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
  • 50g (1¾ oz) chopped walnuts/pecans
  • 200g (7 oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g (7 oz) grated carrot
  • 125g (4¼ oz) vegetable oil
  • 125g (4¼ oz) self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
Icing Ingredients:
  • 50g (1¾ oz) butter
  • 75g (2½ oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (1¾ oz) cream cheese
  • orange zest
Topping Ingredients:
  • 50g (1¾ oz) Flahavan’s Jumbo Organic Oats
  • 25g (1 oz) honey
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • orange segments
Method 
For the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas mark 4).
  2. Blitz the porridge oats in a food processor for approximately 1 minute until they are quite fine.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and blitz well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin lined with parchment.
  5. Bake in the oven for 1- 1¼ hours – lowering the temperature if baking too quickly.
  6. Allow to cool.
For the Icing
  1. Beat the butter, icing sugar, cream cheese and orange zest together in a bowl and spread over the cooled cake.
For the Jumbo Oats Topping
  1. Put the jumbo oats into a bowl. Add the sunflower oil and honey and mix well.
  2. Spread on a baking tray lined with parchment.
  3. Bake at 150°C (300°F/Gas mark 2) for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle over the iced carrot cake and decorate with orange segments.
The toasted jumbo oats can be stored in an airtight container and are delicious sprinkled over stewed fruit or added to yogurt.

Neven Maguire’s Baked Camembert & Glazed Oatcakes @Flahavans

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Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
For The Oatcakes:
  • 100g (3½ oz) Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats,
  • 100g (3½ oz) plain flour
  • 50g (2oz) lard or butter, diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3-4 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
For The Cheese:
  • 220g (8oz) Camembert in a wooden box, at room temperature
  • 1 small garlic clove, cut into wafer-thin slices
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme sprigs
  • crab apple jelly
  • freshly ground black pepper
Method 
For the oatcakes:
  1. Mix the oats and flour in a bowl. Rub in the lard or butter, then add the salt and enough cold water to form a soft dough.
  2. Roll out the dough thinly on a flour dusted work surface.
  3. Cut out circles with a 6cm (2½ in) straight-sided cutter. This should make about 20 in total.
  4. Beat together the egg and milk to form a glaze.
  5. Place a batch of the oatcakes in a large frying pan at a medium heat.
  6. Immediately brush the tops of the oatcakes in the pan with glaze – it will turn to a shiny coating as they cook. Cook for about 20 minutes turning after about 15min.
  7. They can also be baked with the tops glazed in the oven for 12-14 minutes at 180˚C (350°F/Gas mark 4).
  8. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
For the cheese:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C (400˚F/Gas mark 6).
  2. Remove all the plastic wrapping from the cheese and replace it in the bottom of its wooden box after lining it with parchment paper.
  3. Using a small sharp knife make small slashes all over the top of the cheese.
  4. Push one of garlic slices into each cut, followed by a thyme sprig and then add a small teaspoon of the crab apple jelly and grind over with black pepper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese has slightly melted.
  6. Serve with the oatcakes and crab apple jelly.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/baked-camembert-with-glazed-oatcakes

Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

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Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301