Sweet And Moist Greek Honey Cake

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A sticky Greek cake that tastes a little like the much more complicated Greek dessert Baklava

Thanks to Angela for this simple cake recipe that kids just love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of Haughton Honey
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 175c/350F. Grease and lightly flour a 9″ square cake tin. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange rind. Set this to one side.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the butter and the sugar with a whisk until light and fluffy. Then blend in the eggs one at a time. Gently blend in the flour mixture prepared earlier with the milk and stir in the walnuts.
  3. Pour the batter in to the prepared tin. Place in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes and then cut the cake into diamond shapes before pouring the honey syrup over. Decorate with lemon zest if you wish.
  4. To make the honey syrup combine the honey, 1 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of water. Bring slowly to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and continue cooking for a further 2 minutes. Keep warm before pouring on to the cake.

Notes for the cook: if you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15% ~ 1 teaspoon = 5ml and 1 tablespoon = 15ml ~ some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are; 150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz

http://www.haughtonhoney.com/our-honey/recipes/sweet-and-moist-greek-honey-cake

Porridge Pancakes with Grilled Honey & Orange Figs

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Just because we can’t go out for brunch, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a stack of mouth-watering pancakes this weekend! Our recipe for Porridge Pancakes with Grilled Honey & Orange Figs is a guaranteed way to put a smile on your face! So follow the recipe below and whip up something tasty for breakfast this morning – after all, we deserve a treat! #FlahavansOats #IrelandsOatExperts #OatyPancakeStack

Serves 4 | Takes 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

50g Flahavan’s Oats
250 ml milk
OR 275g leftover porridge and a splash of milk
1 egg
50g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 black figs
Knob of butter
Juice and zest of half an orange
1 tbsp honey
Greek yoghurt

METHOD:

Place the Flahavan’s Oats in a small pan over a medium heat with 250ml milk and bring to the boil and reduce the temperature to a low heat and continue cooking for around 10-12 minutes until thick and creamy. Leave the porridge overnight covered with some clingfilm.

Whisk the overnight porridge together with a splash of milk and the egg until well combined. Alternatively, you can add the splash of milk and egg to any leftover porridge you may have.

Sift in the flour and baking powder to the porridge and whisk to combine.

Halve the figs and place cut side facing up on a baking tray. Drizzle with the honey and the orange zest and juice. Place under a hot grill and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the figs start to release their juices and collapse.

Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan and cook spoonfuls of the batter in batches until golden brown on each side. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

Serve the pancakes with the grilled figs and Greek yogurt

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

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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

 

Catherine’s Weekly Recipe – High Fibre Stoneground Wholemeal Bread

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Ingredients

350g/12oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal
25g/1oz Odlums Wheat Bran
1 tablespoon Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
or Rowse Honey
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon Shamrock Bread Soda (sieved)
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
300ml / ½ pint Milk
125g Carton Yoghurt (Natural or Hazelnut)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
2. Put wholemeal, wheat bran, sugar, salt and sieved bread soda into a mixing bowl and mix well together.
3. Add the oil, milk and yoghurt and stir until well blended. Mixture will be quite “wet”.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour. Bread is baked when tapped underneath and it has a hollow sound.
5. Wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool.
6. Bread cuts better if left until the next day.

Variation

The following can be mixed in with the dry ingredients:

50g/2oz Shamrock Apricots (chopped)
Handful of Shamrock Chopped Walnuts
1 Tablespoon of Sunflower Seeds

Sprinkle Odlums Oatflakes or sesame seeds on top of bread before baking.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/catherines-weekly-recipe-high-fibre-stoneground-wholemeal-bread/

Odlums Classic Quiche

CategoryMain Dishes

Cook Time30 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Butter or Margarine
  • About 4 tablespoons Cold Water

Filling

  • 2 Rashers, chopped
  • 1 small Onion, thinly sliced
  • 50g/2oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk
  • Freshly Ground Pepper

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a 24cm/9″ flan dish.
  2. Sieve flour into a bowl. Coarsely rub in the butter/margarine. Add sufficient water to give a soft but not sticky dough.
  3. Lightly roll the pastry on a floured board, then roll it out and use to line the flan dish.
  4. Spread the rashers, onion and cheese on the base and arrange the tomato slices on top.
  5. Beat the eggs, milk and pepper together and pour over the filling in the flan dish.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes until filling is golden brown and set.

Note

  • Delicious served with a simple green salad

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