Neven Maguire’s Brown Bread Recipe

 

Everyone claims to have a great family recipe for wheaten bread. I’ve experimented with a lot of recipes over the years and this is deinitely the best I’ve tasted to date. It has a lovely sweet flavour but is still very much a savoury bread

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1lb 2oz) coarse wholemeal flour
  • 125 g (4 1/2oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bread soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 600 ml (1 pint) buttermilk, plus a little extra if necessary
  • 1 tblsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tblsp melted butter, plus extra butter for greasing and serving
  • 1 tblsp golden syrup
  • 1 tblsp porridge oats

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6) and grease 2 x 900ml (1 1/2 pint) loaf tins.
  • Sift the flours, bread soda and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk, brown sugar, melted butter and golden syrup. Using a large spoon, mix gently and quickly until you have achieved a nice dropping consistency. Add a little bit more buttermilk if necessary, until the mixture binds together without being sloppy.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the prepared loaf tins and sprinkle over the porridge oats. Bake for 1 hour, until cooked through and each one has a slightly cracked crusty top, checking halfway through that the loaves aren’t browning too much. If they are, reduce the temperature or move the loaves down in the oven.
  • To check that the loaves are properly cooked, tip each one out of the tin and tap the base. It should sound hollow. If it doesn’t, return it to the oven for another 5 minutes. Tip out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  • To serve, place the brown wheaten bread on a breadboard and cut into slices at the table. Hand around with a separate pot of butter for spreading.

Notes

Neven says: Cook it ahead! The beauty of this bread is that it takes so little time to prepare, but you could have everything weighed out and ready to go beforehand, though it’s hardly necessary. However, it can be frozen very successfully.

This recipe and many more are available in Neven Maguire’s The MacNean Restaurant Cookbook, published by Gill & MacMillan Books and available to buy here.

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Competition lines have now reopened for any budding chefs aged 8-14 to win a place on our next live zoom cook along with @nevenmaguire taking place Friday 9th April at 3:30pm!

Enter now through the link in our bio. Lines close this Thursday 25th of March at 5:30pm and winners will be notified on Friday 26th of March.

Don’t worry if you don’t win a place this time, sessions will be running until June!

Flahavans Oaty Lemon Squares

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Ingredients


  • 150g butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 150g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
  • 400g (1 can) condensed milk

Instructions


  • 1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer or food processor.
  • 2. Add the flour and oats and mix to form a dough; the texture will be crumbly.
  • 3. Line a 13” x 9” (32cm x 22cm) baking tray with parchment and firmly press out about 2/3 of the dough in the base of the tray.
  • 4. In a separate bowl combine the juice and zest of the lemons with the condensed milk.
  • 5. Spread the condensed milk and lemon mixture on top of the dough in the baking tray.
  • 6. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top and press lightly.
  • 7. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4 for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150°C / 300°F / Gas mark 2 and bake for a further 20 minutes until golden in colour.
  • 8. Allow to cool and cut into small squares.

http://www.ilovecooking.ie/recipe/oaty-lemon-squares/

 

Rachel Allen’s new cookbook #SoupBrothBread will be published this coming October!

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We’re so excited to see @rachelallencooks new cookbook #SoupBrothBread will be published this coming October!

How gorgeous is that cover?

This is a love-letter to the world’s most ubiquitous dish, and a timeless collection of recipes for soups, breads, garnishes, stocks and more.

Whether as a starter or main dish, a quick fix or a leisurely indulgence, to nourish a cold or heal a broken heart, or to feed yourself, your family or a crowd of friends, there is a soup for every occasion. With Rachel’s guidance you can learn the classics and then expand your horizons, with delicious, achievable, heart-warming recipes you’ll turn to time and time again.

Rachel also shares easy recipes for fresh homemade breads, as well as clever garnishes, essential stocks, and a wealth of tips on equipment, batch-cooking, freezing, and presentation.

Just as every cook needs good soup in their repertoire, this book will be a must-have source of inspiration for every kitchen shelf.

Preorder your copy today Easons Ireland and @amazon

Odlums chocolate biscuit cake filled with Rich Tea biscuits & #maltesers


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Who doesn’t love chocolate biscuit cake? This recipe is perfect to make a few days before Christmas Day to give you more time to enjoy the festivities.✨

You will need:
275g/10 oz Butter
150ml/¼pt Golden Syrup
225g/8oz Chocolate (good quality, at least 60% cocoa)
½ x 400g packet of Digestive Biscuits, roughly crushed
½ x 400g packet of Rich Tea Biscuits, roughly crushed
1 packet of Maltesers
125g/4oz Shamrock Walnuts, Brazil Nuts and/or Almonds (optional)
Add the biscuits, Maltesers and fruit and nuts, if used. Stir well.

Method:
✔️Line a 15cms/6″ round cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
✔️Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate in a pan over a low heat. Stir to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed together.
✔️Add the biscuits, Maltesers, fruit and nuts, if used. Stir well.
✔️Transfer to the prepared tin. Level it on top and press down well to avoid air gaps. ✔️Allow to cool and harden. Wrap completely in greaseproof paper and store in a fridge.

#odlums #behindeverybake #chocolatebiscuitcake #christmasbaking

Chocolate Meringue Cake: Rachel Allen

Cookies…naturally leavened with cinnamon, raisins, dark chocolate & peanut butter. Rolled in maple toasted oats!

 

doireanns sourdough cookies

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When you’re gifted a delicious tub of @butterbikeco cinnamon & raisin PB there’s only one thing to do…..bake cookies✌️
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Naturally leavened with cinnamon, raisins, dark chocolate & peanutbutter and rolled in maple toasted oats!
#cookies #sourdough #sourdoughcookies #naturallyleavened #lockdownbaking #bakingexperiments

Odlums decadent Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

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What you need:

Brownies

  • 65g/2oz                     Odlums All Purpose Cream Flour
  • 80g/3oz                    Cocoa Powder
  • 300g/10oz                Sugar
  • 2                                 Eggs
  • 240g/8oz                  Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tsps                         Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp                           Salt
  • 80g/3oz                    Chocolate Chips or roughly chopped chocolate

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 200g/7oz                   Sugar
  • 120g/4oz                   Unsalted Butter
  • 125ml                         Double cream
  • 1 ½ tsps                      Sea Salt

How to:

  1. For the caramel, heat the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Swirl the pan to evenly distribute the sugar. Lightly stir the sugar with a spatula or wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until it becomes a light golden-brown liquid.
  2. Once it starts to darken, remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted completely.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt. You can use 1to 1 ½ tsps of salt, depending on how salty you like it. Stir well until it is all combined. Put it back on the heat for about 30 to 45 seconds, stirring all the while.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before using.
  5. While cooling, make your Brownie batter: Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line an 8 x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in the cocoa powder and flour and fold in the chocolate chips. Pour a little over half the brownie batter into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  8. Pour ¾ of the caramel sauce over the brownie batter, spread evenly.  Spoon the rest of the brownie batter over the top, covering as much of the caramel as possible.
  9. Bake for roughly 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (its ok if there is caramel on it you just don’t want any chocolate brownie batter)
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  11. Serve with left over caramel sauce and ice-cream or whipped cream.

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

Odlums chocolate biscuit cake recipe


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Who doesn’t love chocolate biscuit cake? This recipe is perfect to make a few days before Christmas Day to give you more time to enjoy the festivities.✨

You will need:
275g/10 oz Butter
150ml/¼pt Golden Syrup
225g/8oz Chocolate (good quality, at least 60% cocoa)
½ x 400g packet of Digestive Biscuits, roughly crushed
½ x 400g packet of Rich Tea Biscuits, roughly crushed
1 packet of Maltesers
125g/4oz Shamrock Walnuts, Brazil Nuts and/or Almonds (optional)
Add the biscuits, Maltesers and fruit and nuts, if used. Stir well.

Method:
✔️Line a 15cms/6″ round cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
✔️Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate in a pan over a low heat. Stir to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed together.
✔️Add the biscuits, Maltesers, fruit and nuts, if used. Stir well.
✔️Transfer to the prepared tin. Level it on top and press down well to avoid air gaps. ✔️Allow to cool and harden. Wrap completely in greaseproof paper and store in a fridge.

#odlums #behindeverybake #chocolatebiscuitcake #christmasbaking