Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

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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.

 

Rachel’s Broccoli Soup with Dubliner Toasts

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I adore this delicious and nutritious soup. It’s great either for family suppers or for a dinner party. The soup can be frozen and the Dubliner toasts prepared in advance, then grilled at the last moment. Ideal if you need a meal in an instant. Rachel Allen

Ingredients:
  • THE SOUP:
  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli, with stalk
  • 3 1/2–4 1/4 cup hot vegetable (or chicken) stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • THE DUBLINER TOASTS:
  • 8 slices good-quality white bread
  • 3 oz Dubliner Cheese, finely grated
Directions:

 

Melt the butter in a medium to large saucepan, and add the potatoes and onion, salt and pepper. Cover with a piece of wax paper and sweat over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli florets from the stalk. Using a small knife, remove the outer layer of skin from the stalk and discard, then chop the stalk into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to the onion and potato, cover and sweat for a further 5 minutes.  Add the hot stock to the potatoes, onion and broccoli stalk, bring up to a boil, then add the chopped broccoli florets. Boil without the lid over a high heat for 4–5 minutes until soft, then add the cream. Remove from the heat, puree in a blender and season to taste.To make the Dubliner toasts, toast the bread on both sides, sprinkle with grated Dubliner Cheese and pop under a hot grill or into a hot oven for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Cut the toast into fingers and serve on the side with the soup.

 

Darina Allen’s Cullohill Apple Pie

Rachel’s Home Made Rice Pudding Recipe

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Orange zest and cinnamon with orange slices sautéed In butter and the pan deglazed with a little brandy 💃💃💃

Cherry Almond Galette @KerrygoldUSA

A classic combo, with a crunch. This Cherry Almond Galette is a must try. kerrygoldusa.com/grazings/cherr

Ingredients For the pie dough

1-1/4 cups (175 gm) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup (113 gm) cold

Unsalted Butter

¼ cup ice water

For the filling

¾ cup (90 gm) almond meal

½ cup (100 gm) sugar, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg, beaten

4 cups (1-1/4 lbs) stemmed, pitted, and halved cherries

1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or bourbon

1 teaspoon orange zest, optional

1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, optional

2 tablespoons sliced almonds, optional

To prepare the dough:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut the Kerrygold butter into the dry ingredients until they are reduced to pea-sized clumps.
  2. The remainder of the mixture should look like a sandy consistency. Pour in the ice water and use the pastry cutter or a large fork to bring the dough together into a shaggy mixture.
  3. Then dump the contents of the bowl out onto a clean counter and work it into a ball of dough. Do not overwork the mixture.
  4. Flatten out the ball into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Place in the fridge to chill for at least two hours and up to a week.

To prepare the galette:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan.
  3. Combine the almond meal, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, and half of the beaten egg in a small bowl into a pasty consistency.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cherries, remaining ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, booze, and zest. Set aside.
  5. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a floured surface into a 12” circle.
  6. Spread the almond mixture in the center of the circle, leaving a 2” border around the perimeter of the circle.
  7. Dump the cherry mixture on top of the almond filling. Fold the edges of the pie dough up and over the cherries, gently pressing the dough to seal on top of itself as you fold.
  8. Use a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of the remaining beaten egg on top of the dough.
  9. Sprinkle the dough with the turbinado sugar and sliced almonds.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  11. If you notice you crust is getting dark and the inside juices aren’t bubbling at all you can make a little aluminum foil shield to cover the dough around the perimeter of your galette.
  12. Allow to cool and set prior to slicing and serving with ice cream!

CHERRY ALMOND GALETTE

Apple and Hazelnut Streusel Cake @kerrygoldusa

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This cake can be served warm as a dessert or cold as a teatime treat. It’s delicious with custard, but it would also be good with crème fraîche, clotted cream, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream – the list is endless! If you don’t fancy the apple, try using rhubarb or blackberries, depending on the time of year.

Serves:4

Ingredients:

For the streusel:

4 tbsp plain flour

1oz (2 tbsp) Kerrygold butter, diced, extra to grease

2 tbsp light brown sugar

3 tbsp toasted skinned hazelnuts, finely chopped

For the cake:

5oz (10 tbsp) Kerrygold butter, at room temperature

5oz (2/3 cup) caster sugar

3 eggs, beaten

8oz (11/3 cups) self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 dessert apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 175g (6oz) (1 cup))

4oz (¾ cup) toasted skinned hazelnuts, finely chopped

4 tbsp milk

warm custard, to serve

Directions:

Preheat  the oven to 350°F. Butter a 23cm (9in) loose-bottomed cake tin and then  line with a circle of buttered parchment paper.  To make the streusel,  place the flour in a small bowl and rub in the butter, then  stir in the brown  sugar and hazelnuts.

To make the cake, beat  the butter  and caster sugar together with a hand  held electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs,  a little at a time, adding  one tablespoon of the flour when  you have added about  half of the beaten eggs.  This will stop it from curdling. Sift over the rest of the flour and the baking powder  and cinnamon,  then  mix lightly. Add the apple,  hazelnuts  and milk and fold in until thoroughly combined.

Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin and spread  level. Scatter the streusel in an even layer on top of the cake mixture and bake for 50 minutes  to 1 hour until the sides of the cake have shrunk slightly away from the tin and the streusel topping  is golden  brown.  To test if the cake is done,  insert a fine metal skewer into the middle. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes set on a wire rack.

To serve, cut the apple and hazelnut  streusel cake into slices and arrange  on plates with the warm custard.

APPLE & HAZELNUT STREUSEL CAKE