.@clodaghmckenna’s Orange Pistachio Yogurt Cake

clodagh orange pistachio

Yields 8 Servings
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins

This is one of my favourite cakes at this time of the year. It’s a much needed burst of sunshine. Deliciously light, and moist due to the natural Irish yogurt. You can make a gluten free version by simply using gluten free breadcrumbs. You can substitute the pistachios with hazelnuts, roast the hazelnuts before you add them to the cake, it enhances their flavour. It will last for one week, but not sure you will have any left for to test me on that!

To serve:

Decorate with 50g roughly chopped pistachios and the zest of one lemon on top. Serve with a dollop of natural Irish yogurt

Ingredients checklist
50 g slightly stale white breadcrumbs
100 g almonds, ground
100 g pistachios
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
150 g caster sugar
125 ml sunflower oil
200 ml natural Irish yogurt
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients checklist for the citrus syrup
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / Gas 5.

Grease a 20.5cm (8in) round and 5cm (2in) deep tin and then lightly dust with flour.

In a large bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, almonds, pistachios and baking powder.

In a separate bowl whisk the eggs with the caster sugar. Continue to whisk while pouring in the vegetable oil, followed by the natural Irish yogurt.

 

Next stir the liquid pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the orange and lemon zest.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and into the pre-heated oven.

 

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the cake is golden brown. To ensure cake is done, insert a skewer into the center – if it’s ready, the skewer should come out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a plate.

 

Meanwhile, make the citrus syrup. Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and bring gently to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thick.

 

While the cake is still warm, pierce it several times with a skewer, then spoon the hot syrup over the cake, allowing it to run into the holes. Leave to cool. Spoon any excess syrup back over the cake every now and then until it is all soaked up.

 

Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top, and the zest of one orange. Serve with natural Irish yogurt

https://ndc.ie/recipe/clodaghs-orange-pistachio-yogurt-cake/

 

Adrian Martin’s lemon posset with marinated berries @NDC

Lemon-Posset

Roast squash, chilli and coriander soup..@ndc.ie

 

Roast-Squash-Chilli-Coriander-Soup

Chef: Annie Bell.

Yields 6 Servings

This roast vegetable soup that is full of South American pizzazz would be nowhere without its finishing flourish of soured cream. As punchy as it is simple, there is no careful stirring or frying, instead the caramelisation takes place in the oven and the flavours concentrate in the process.

 

Ingredients checklist for soup
1.5–1.6kg butternut squash, skin and seeds discarded, and cut into chunks
2 large onions, peeled, halved and sliced
4 vine tomatoes, halved
1 medium–hot red chilli (5–7cm long)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
900 ml chicken or vegetable stock
Ingredients checklist to serve
2 tbsp soured cream
coarsely chopped coriander
pickled piri-piri or jalapeño peppers (optional)
Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 200˚C fan/220˚C/gas mark 6. Arrange the squash, onions and
tomatoes in a couple of large roasting pans so that they fit in a crowded single layer, adding the chilli to one. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of oil over each roasting pan and season with salt. Roast for 55 minutes, stirring halfway through.

2.Remove from the oven, and if any of the onion strands are particularly dark, discard these.

3.Scrape out the inside of the chilli, discarding the seeds if possible, and liquidise the vegetables with the stock in batches in a blender. Pass through a sieve into a saucepan.

4.Gently reheat and serve with a spoon of soured cream, some chopped coriander and pickled chilli if wished.

 

HIGH IN VIT A | SOURCE OF VIT C

Energy 248 Kcal | Fat 11.2g | Sat fat 3g | Carbs 28.2g | Sugar 17.3g | Protein 4.9g | Salt 0.8g

Roast squash, chilli and coriander soup

Roast squash, chilli and coriander soup..@ndc.ie

 

Roast-Squash-Chilli-Coriander-Soup

Chef: Annie Bell.

Yields 6 Servings

This roast vegetable soup that is full of South American pizzazz would be nowhere without its finishing flourish of soured cream. As punchy as it is simple, there is no careful stirring or frying, instead the caramelisation takes place in the oven and the flavours concentrate in the process.

 

Ingredients checklist for soup
1.5–1.6kg butternut squash, skin and seeds discarded, and cut into chunks
2 large onions, peeled, halved and sliced
4 vine tomatoes, halved
1 medium–hot red chilli (5–7cm long)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
900 ml chicken or vegetable stock
Ingredients checklist to serve
2 tbsp soured cream
coarsely chopped coriander
pickled piri-piri or jalapeño peppers (optional)
Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 200˚C fan/220˚C/gas mark 6. Arrange the squash, onions and
tomatoes in a couple of large roasting pans so that they fit in a crowded single layer, adding the chilli to one. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of oil over each roasting pan and season with salt. Roast for 55 minutes, stirring halfway through.

2.Remove from the oven, and if any of the onion strands are particularly dark, discard these.

3.Scrape out the inside of the chilli, discarding the seeds if possible, and liquidise the vegetables with the stock in batches in a blender. Pass through a sieve into a saucepan.

4.Gently reheat and serve with a spoon of soured cream, some chopped coriander and pickled chilli if wished.

 

HIGH IN VIT A | SOURCE OF VIT C

Energy 248 Kcal | Fat 11.2g | Sat fat 3g | Carbs 28.2g | Sugar 17.3g | Protein 4.9g | Salt 0.8g

Roast squash, chilli and coriander soup

Adrian Martin’s lemon posset with marinated berries @NDC

Lemon-Posset