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

odlums queen cakes for kids

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 Apple Crumble Tartlets

Apple-Crumble-Tartlets

CategoryCream Plain Flour

Cook Time18-20 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 375g/12oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 175g/6oz Butter
  • 150ml/¼pt Cold Water

Filling

  • 2 Large Cooking Apples
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar, to sweeten

Crumble

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Demerara Sugar
  • 175g/6oz Odlums Porridge Oats

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease two 12 cup bun trays.
  2. Peel, core and roughly chop apples. Place in a saucepan with sugar and a little water (2-3 tablespoons) over a low heat, stirring occasionally until softened.
  3. Meanwhile, place flour in a mixing bowl, coarsely rub in the butter. Add sufficient water (about 150ml/¼pt) to mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and gently knead. Roll out pastry on floured board, cut out 24 discs and place in the prepared tins. Place in the fridge while making crumble.
  5. Put the flour into a bowl, add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  6. Add in sugar and oats and mix together.
  7. Put spoonfuls of stewed apple into each of the pastry bases and then top with crumble mixture.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with custard, a scoop of ice cream, freshly whipped cream or a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Apple Crumble Tartlets

Odlums Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Topping

valentine-red-velvet-cupcakes

What you need:

  • 200g/7oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 150g/5oz Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2½ tablespoons Cocoa Powder, sieved
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
  • 25ml/1 bottle Goodall’s Red Colouring
  • 150ml/¼pt Buttermilk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda, sieved
  • 1½ teaspoons White Vinegar

Topping

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • 325g/11oz Icing Sugar (sieved)
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a twelve cupcake tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. Next put the cocoa, vanilla and colouring into the mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Reduce speed on beater and add half the buttermilk and flour, mix well. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour.
  5. Finally, add in the salt, bread soda and vinegar. Beat on high speed until completely smooth.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the paper cases. Bake for approx 20 minutes until risen and firm to springy to the touch.
  7. Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire tray to cool fully.
  8. When cold beat the topping ingredients together until smooth, then pipe or spread onto each cupcake and top with a red heart if liked

Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Topping

Catherine’s Apple Crumble Tartlets

Apple-Crumble-Tartlets

CategoryCream Plain Flour

Cook Time18-20 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 375g/12oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 175g/6oz Butter
  • 150ml/¼pt Cold Water

Filling

  • 2 Large Cooking Apples
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar, to sweeten

Crumble

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Demerara Sugar
  • 175g/6oz Odlums Porridge Oats

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease two 12 cup bun trays.
  2. Peel, core and roughly chop apples. Place in a saucepan with sugar and a little water (2-3 tablespoons) over a low heat, stirring occasionally until softened.
  3. Meanwhile, place flour in a mixing bowl, coarsely rub in the butter. Add sufficient water (about 150ml/¼pt) to mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and gently knead. Roll out pastry on floured board, cut out 24 discs and place in the prepared tins. Place in the fridge while making crumble.
  5. Put the flour into a bowl, add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  6. Add in sugar and oats and mix together.
  7. Put spoonfuls of stewed apple into each of the pastry bases and then top with crumble mixture.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with custard, a scoop of ice cream, freshly whipped cream or a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Apple Crumble Tartlets

Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins