Odlums Chocolate Centred Cupcakes

A Pancake Extravaganza by Rachel Allen

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Tuesday is pancake time. In all their shapes and forms, they are a real favourite in our household. It isn’t just our children who get excited – I adore pancakes and love an excuse to make a real feast of them. There’s something so pleasingly simple, so supremely comforting about a perfectly browned pancake, unchallenging and uncomplicated, but always delicious.
We’ll make all different sorts of pancakes on different years, and often on the same day. I love thin pancakes – they’re called crepes in France, where they’re usually made with some buckwheat flour. I like to eat them rolled up with lemon and sugar, or the perennial favourite, Nutella! We like to make thin pancakes as a savoury treat too, omitting the sugar and making a creamy mushroom filling with bacon and perhaps some Gruyere cheese.
If you’d like to make your pancakes a little more elaborate than just a squeeze of lemon and sugar, you can try this divine orange butter recipe, opposite, that we often make at the cookery school.
At other times, we like to make big, fluffy American pancakes, served with rashers and plenty of maple syrup. I’ve written recipes for blueberry and lemon pancakes in these pages before, as well as in a number of my cookbooks.
The Italian recipe here is a totally different take on pancakes that I’ve made on Pancake Tuesday in previous years. It was inspired by a conversation I had with the great Italian chef, Aldo Zilli. He told me a wonderful story about his mother using light pancakes as an alternative to pasta in certain dishes, and I’ve discovered that they work wonderfully with rich tomato sauces. The Italian baked pancakes with tomato sauce recipe, opposite, uses the pancakes in place of lasagne sheets, which adds a fluffiness to the dish. It’s a perfect family dish and would make a great centrepiece to a Shrove Tuesday dinner table.
Tip
Adding melted butter to the pancake batter will make a real difference to the pancakes’ flavour and texture. It also makes it possible to cook them without having to grease the pan every time.

Pancake Recipes:

 

Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road by imelda__rose

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imelda__rose
Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road 🤭🤤
5 ingredients. 10 mins to make. No bake. 2 hours chilling. In your belly. Perfect weekend treat!
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350g @cadburyireland Dairy Milk
250g @nutellauk
200g @mcvities_ire digestives
280g @snickersuk
75g @odlums_ireland mini mallows
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1. Melt chocolate and Nutella
2. Chop snickers and digestives
3. Add mallows, 160g snickers and digestives to melted chocolate and Nutella
4. Pour into lined 8×8 tin and spread out. Top with the remaining 120g snickers
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours
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Odlums Gluten-Free Doughnuts

What you need:
Ingredients
500g of Odlums Self Raising Gluten Free Tritamyl Flour
20g of caster sugar
7g of fast action yeast
2 pinches of salt 
300ml of milk
2tsp of baking powder
50g of melted butter
50g of caster sugar for dusting the doughnuts
Oil for deep frying 
For decorating
Nutella 
Odlums mini marshmallows

How to:

  1. To make the doughnuts, place the gluten-free flour, caster sugar, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  2. Add the milk and butter and, using your hands or a wooden spoon, combine the ingredients until you have a dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for 8–10 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  4. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place it back in the bowl.
  5. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm, dark place to rise for about 1-2 hours until the dough has risen.
  6. Once the dough has risen tip out onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Divide into 12 pieces and shape into balls and flatten. Place on a lightly floured tray, cover with a cloth again and allow to prove for another 10-15 minutes.
  8. Fill a large-sized pan with sunflower oil and heat to about 160˚C.
  9. Drop the doughnuts into the oil, 2-3 at a time, and fry on each side until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and continue frying until all doughnuts are done.
  11. Place the caster sugar in a large bowl and toss each doughnut in caster sugar once cooked and allow to cool.
  12. Once cooled fill with the Nutella chocolate filling.
  13. Pierce them with a small knife and then using a piping bag and small nozzle pipe the Nutella into the centre.
  14. Drizzle over more of it on top of them and then finish with the mini marshmallows. Enjoy.

Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road by imelda__rose

imelda__rose's profile picture
imelda__rose
Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road 🤭🤤
5 ingredients. 10 mins to make. No bake. 2 hours chilling. In your belly. Perfect weekend treat!
.
350g @cadburyireland Dairy Milk
250g @nutellauk
200g @mcvities_ire digestives
280g @snickersuk
75g @odlums_ireland mini mallows
.
1. Melt chocolate and Nutella
2. Chop snickers and digestives
3. Add mallows, 160g snickers and digestives to melted chocolate and Nutella
4. Pour into lined 8×8 tin and spread out. Top with the remaining 120g snickers
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours
.
.
.
#nutella #snickers #nutellaandsnickers #rockyroad #snickersrockyroad #nutellarockyroad #nobaketreats #weekendtreats #weekendindulgence #snickersrecipe #nutellarecipes #irishrecipes #irishfoodblogger #nifoodie #nifoodblogger #niblogger #irishblogger #irishbakes #irishbaker #theramblingbaker #irishfoodie #nibaker #irishbaker

Odlums Gluten-Free Doughnuts

What you need:
Ingredients
500g of Odlums Self Raising Gluten Free Tritamyl Flour
20g of caster sugar
7g of fast action yeast
2 pinches of salt 
300ml of milk
2tsp of baking powder
50g of melted butter
50g of caster sugar for dusting the doughnuts
Oil for deep frying 
For decorating
Nutella 
Odlums mini marshmallows

How to:

  1. To make the doughnuts, place the gluten-free flour, caster sugar, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  2. Add the milk and butter and, using your hands or a wooden spoon, combine the ingredients until you have a dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for 8–10 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  4. Form the dough into a smooth ball and place it back in the bowl.
  5. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm, dark place to rise for about 1-2 hours until the dough has risen.
  6. Once the dough has risen tip out onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Divide into 12 pieces and shape into balls and flatten. Place on a lightly floured tray, cover with a cloth again and allow to prove for another 10-15 minutes.
  8. Fill a large-sized pan with sunflower oil and heat to about 160˚C.
  9. Drop the doughnuts into the oil, 2-3 at a time, and fry on each side until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and continue frying until all doughnuts are done.
  11. Place the caster sugar in a large bowl and toss each doughnut in caster sugar once cooked and allow to cool.
  12. Once cooled fill with the Nutella chocolate filling.
  13. Pierce them with a small knife and then using a piping bag and small nozzle pipe the Nutella into the centre.
  14. Drizzle over more of it on top of them and then finish with the mini marshmallows. Enjoy.

Odlums Chocolate Centred Cupcakes

Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road by imelda__rose

imelda__rose's profile picture
imelda__rose
Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road 🤭🤤
5 ingredients. 10 mins to make. No bake. 2 hours chilling. In your belly. Perfect weekend treat!
.
350g @cadburyireland Dairy Milk
250g @nutellauk
200g @mcvities_ire digestives
280g @snickersuk
75g @odlums_ireland mini mallows
.
1. Melt chocolate and Nutella
2. Chop snickers and digestives
3. Add mallows, 160g snickers and digestives to melted chocolate and Nutella
4. Pour into lined 8×8 tin and spread out. Top with the remaining 120g snickers
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours
.
.
.
#nutella #snickers #nutellaandsnickers #rockyroad #snickersrockyroad #nutellarockyroad #nobaketreats #weekendtreats #weekendindulgence #snickersrecipe #nutellarecipes #irishrecipes #irishfoodblogger #nifoodie #nifoodblogger #niblogger #irishblogger #irishbakes #irishbaker #theramblingbaker #irishfoodie #nibaker #irishbaker

Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road by imelda__rose

imelda__rose's profile picture
imelda__rose
Snickers & Nutella Rocky Road 🤭🤤
5 ingredients. 10 mins to make. No bake. 2 hours chilling. In your belly. Perfect weekend treat!
.
350g @cadburyireland Dairy Milk
250g @nutellauk
200g @mcvities_ire digestives
280g @snickersuk
75g @odlums_ireland mini mallows
.
1. Melt chocolate and Nutella
2. Chop snickers and digestives
3. Add mallows, 160g snickers and digestives to melted chocolate and Nutella
4. Pour into lined 8×8 tin and spread out. Top with the remaining 120g snickers
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours
.
.
.
#nutella #snickers #nutellaandsnickers #rockyroad #snickersrockyroad #nutellarockyroad #nobaketreats #weekendtreats #weekendindulgence #snickersrecipe #nutellarecipes #irishrecipes #irishfoodblogger #nifoodie #nifoodblogger #niblogger #irishblogger #irishbakes #irishbaker #theramblingbaker #irishfoodie #nibaker #irishbaker

Odlums Chocolate Centred Cupcakes