Roast Cauliflower Salad with Avonmore Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Yoghurt
  • 2tbsps Chives
  • Raisins/ Nuts
  • lemon juice

Directions

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and add to roasting dish.
  2. Toss in a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
  3. Roast cauliflower until tender but still holding a slight crunch.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Then, mix Avonmore Buttermilk, yoghurt, chives, and a squeeze of lemon juice together.
  6. Add a little salt & pepper.
  7. This can then be mixed into your cooled cauliflower.
  8. Add soaked golden raisins or some nuts of your choice such as walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts.
4.00 avg. rating (74% score) – 1 vote

Odlums Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Banana-Swirl

 

CategoryCakes

Cook Time45 mins

What you need:

  • 275g/10oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Shamrock Bread Soda
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • 150g/5oz Shamrock Light Brown Sugar
  • 125g Carton Natural Yogurt
  • 2 Large Bananas (mashed)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 100g Packet Chocolate Chips (melted)

Icing

  • 125g/4oz Chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons Cream

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 20cms/8″ round tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the yogurt, bananas, egg and vanilla essence. Beat until smooth.
  3. Sieve in the flour and bread soda into the mixture and mix well. Gently stir in the melted chocolate until it looks marbled۪.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in tin for 5 minutes then transfer to wire tray to cool completely.
  5. Warm the chocolate and cream until chocolate has melted. Stir well, and then allow to cool and thicken.
  6. Spread over cold cake. Cut into squares or slices.

To Decorate: Add some banana to the top of the cake

 

Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Odlums Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Banana-Swirl

 

CategoryCakes

Cook Time45 mins

What you need:

  • 275g/10oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Shamrock Bread Soda
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • 150g/5oz Shamrock Light Brown Sugar
  • 125g Carton Natural Yogurt
  • 2 Large Bananas (mashed)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 100g Packet Chocolate Chips (melted)

Icing

  • 125g/4oz Chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons Cream

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 20cms/8″ round tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the yogurt, bananas, egg and vanilla essence. Beat until smooth.
  3. Sieve in the flour and bread soda into the mixture and mix well. Gently stir in the melted chocolate until it looks marbled۪.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in tin for 5 minutes then transfer to wire tray to cool completely.
  5. Warm the chocolate and cream until chocolate has melted. Stir well, and then allow to cool and thicken.
  6. Spread over cold cake. Cut into squares or slices.

To Decorate: Add some banana to the top of the cake

 

Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Odlum’s Berry & Oat Crème Fraiche

od berry & oat creme fraiche

Ingredients:

50g/2oz Odlums Porridge Oatflakes
4 tablespoons Honey
1 teaspoon Chopped Ginger (optional)
225g/8oz Fresh Berries of your choice
125g tub Natural Yoghurt
200g tub low fat crème Fraiche
Grated rind of 1 Lemon

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
  2. Mix oatflakes with 2 tablespoons of the honey and spread over a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Cook in the preheated oven for approx. 15 minutes, stirring at regular intervals.
  4. Remove from the oven, mix in the ginger, if used, and leave to one side to cool.
  5. Clean and chop the berries.
  6. Mix the yoghurt and crème fraiche with the grated lemon rind until well combined and sweeten to taste with the remaining honey.
  7. Layer the berries, oats and the yoghurt mixture alternately in a serving bowl or individual serving dessert glasses.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 -2 hours before serving.

Berry & Oat Creme Fraiche

Roast Cauliflower Salad with Avonmore Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Yoghurt
  • 2tbsps Chives
  • Raisins/ Nuts
  • lemon juice

Directions

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and add to roasting dish.
  2. Toss in a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
  3. Roast cauliflower until tender but still holding a slight crunch.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Then, mix Avonmore Buttermilk, yoghurt, chives, and a squeeze of lemon juice together.
  6. Add a little salt & pepper.
  7. This can then be mixed into your cooled cauliflower.
  8. Add soaked golden raisins or some nuts of your choice such as walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts.
4.00 avg. rating (74% score) – 1 vote

Rachel Allen’s strawberry muesli

strawberries-2015-muesli

This recipe comes from the original Swiss Bircher muesli, where porridge oats are soaked in a little water, then sweetened with delicious seasonal or dried fruit, and sometimes nuts and seeds too. Strawberries and raspberries work particularly well in this muesli recipe, as does grated apple, to which you could also add a smidgen of ground cinnamon.

The recipe was created in the early 1900s by the Swiss physician Dr Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who knew that a diet rich in nutrients was essential for the recuperation of the patients in his hospital.

Place the porridge oats in a bowl with the water. Allow the oats to sit for 10 minutes, then add in the strawberries. Mash with a fork before adding enough light agave syrup or honey, whichever you’re using, to sweeten the mixture.

Serve the muesli on its own, or with cream and brown sugar; or topped with natural yoghurt and toasted, chopped hazelnuts or almonds.