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

Neven Maguire’s Pasta With Smoked Bacon, Sweetcorn & Parmesan

 

 

 

🌽🥓FUSILLI PASTA WITH SMOKED BACON & SWEETCORN🥓🌽

This pasta dish is quick to prepare, light & lovely for lunch! The smoked bacon adds great flavour and the sweetcorn gives texture & colour! The fusilli pasta is great for kids and available through the Simply Better at Dunnes Stores collection! A favourite lunch/dinner in Neven’s house, the twins love it!

Rachel’s Spaghetti with Anchovies, Garlic and Chilli

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Fill a large saucepan with water, add a teaspoon of salt and bring to the boil. Add the spaghetti, linguine or tagliatelle, whichever you are using, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or according to the instructions on the packet, until al dente.

As the pasta is cooking, place another large saucepan on a medium heat. Add the olive oil, followed by the sliced garlic and fry for two minutes, then stir in the chopped anchovies and the chilli flakes, and cook for a further minute.

Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the liquid, then add the spaghetti to the anchovy mixture with a few tablespoons of the liquid. Tip in the chopped parsley and the squeeze of lemon juice and stir to mix. Taste, adding some more lemon juice if you like. Grind over some black pepper and serve immediately.

 Anchovy Recipes:

http://rachelallen.com/post/spaghetti-anchovies-garlic-and-chilli

Farfalle with red pepper sauce – Catherine Fulvio

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It’s great over steamed fish and equally tasty over roasted garlic and courgettes.

Ingredients

  • 350g farfalle
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 100ml white wine
  • 2 red peppers, roasted and chopped
  • 50g crème fraîche
  • 200ml fresh cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g ricotta salata (or feta), crumbled, to serve
  • chives, to garnish

Directions

1 Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.

2 In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a low heat and sauté the shallots until softened. Add the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute. Add the white wine and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Add the roasted peppers and cook for 1–2 minutes, then stir in the crème fraîche and cream.

3 Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Remove half the sauce and blend it to a purée, then mix both back together again. Season to taste.

4 Toss the drained, cooked pasta into the sauce, sprinkle over the crumbled ricotta salata and garnish with some chive lengths on top.

KEEPING IT LOCAL: THIS SAUCE IS ESPECIALLY TASTY SPOONED OVER STUFFED LOCAL FREE-RANGE CHICKEN BREASTS WRAPPED WITH LOCAL DRY CURED BACON.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/farfalle-with-red-pepper-sauce-catherine-fulvio/