Odlums Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Topping

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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

http://www.odlums.ie/recipes/red-velvet-cupckes-with-cream-cheese-topping/

Odlums Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

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.

http://www.odlums.ie/recipes/apple-crumble-tartlets/

Odlums Almond Shortbread

Ingredients:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 25g/1oz Odlums Cornflour
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 125g/4oz Butter (softened)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. A wooden spoon or electric mixer may be used!
  2. Add the flour, cornflour and ground almonds. Mix gently until a dough is formed.
  3. Use your finger tips to form dough into a ball and lightly knead, if necessary.
  4. Press dough into a greased n8”/20cm round. A sandwich tin may be used.
  5. Prick around top of dough with a fork.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until very pale in colour.
  7. Allow to set in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Slice or cut into shapes.
  8. As soon as shortbread is cold, store in an airtight tin.

 

For biscuits, roll out mixture on a floured surface and cut out shapes or rounds using biscuit cutters.

For fingers, press dough into a 7”/18cm square tin and cut into fingers after baking.
Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy with fresh cream and strawberries
  • Serve with a scoop of ice cream
  • Perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/almond-shortbread/

Odlums Coconut Buns for baking with kids

Category

Baking with Kids

Cook Time15-20 mins

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 75g/3oz Butter or Margarine
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk

To Decorate

  • Fruitfield Raspberry Jam
  • Extra Shamrock Desiccated Coconut

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease 2 flat baking trays.
  2. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter or margarine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sugar and coconut and mix well.
  5. Mix to a fairly stiff consistency with the egg and milk. Drop dessertspoonfuls of the mixture, spaced apart on the prepared tins. Makes about 12.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer buns to wire tray to cool.
  7. Brush the top with jam and dip in the extra coconut.

http://www.odlums.ie/recipes/coconut-buns/

Odlums Christmas Cake Recipe

Christmas Cake

CategoryCakes

Cook Time3 hours

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour (sieved)
  • 175g/6oz Butter or Margarine
  • 225g/8oz Shamrock Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • 350g packet Shamrock Sultanas
  • 350g packet Shamrock Fruit Mix
  • 100g tub Shamrock Cherries
  • 100g packet Shamrock Chopped Almonds
  • 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 3 large Eggs
  • Rind and Juice of 1 Orange
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 2 baby bottles of Brandy

How to:

  1. Put butter/margarine, sugar, fruit, rind, juice and one baby bottle of the brandy into a large saucepan.
  2. Slowly bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, until the butter/margarine has melted.
  3. Turn off heat and leave to cool for approx 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 140°C/275°F/Gas 1 and line an 8″/20cm round deep cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  5. Stir the eggs, nuts and ground almonds into the fruit mixture and mix well.
  6. Finally, stir in the sieved flour and mixed spice.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth it out evenly – the back of a metal spoon dipped in water is handy for this!
  8. Bake for 2½-3 hours approx. After 2 hours, cover with paper if cake is browning too quickly. To check the cake is done, insert a skewer into the centre – if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/christmas-cake/

Odlums Banana Layer Cake

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Ingredients

350g /12 oz Odlums Cream plain Flour
1 teaspoons Odlums Bread Soda
Pinch of Salt
125g/4 oz Butter
200 g/7oz Granulated Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
3 Large Bananas (Mashed)
60ml/ 4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

Fresh Banana Icing Ingredients

1 Large Ripe Banana (Mashed)
450g/1 pound Icing Sugar (Sieved)
50g/2 oz Butter
125g/4 oz Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Filling

2 bananas (not overly ripe, for slicing between the layers)

 Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
2. Grease and baseline with grease proof paper 2 x 8 “/ 20cm sandwich tins.
3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
5. Next mix in the banana and buttermilk. Finally, sieve in flour, bread soda and salt.
6. Gentle stir to combine. Divided mixture evenly between two prepared tins.
7. Bake in centre of the oven for 25 minutes, or until well risen and firm to the touch.
8. Remove from the oven, leave in tin for 10 minutes.
9. Turn into a wire tray to cool.

To Assemble Cake

1. Meanwhile make the icing by putting all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
2. Spread two thirds of the icing on both halves of the cake.
3. Slice and arrange the bananas on one half of the cake and place the other half on top.
4. Spread remaining icing on top of the cake.

http://odlums.ie/catherines-weekly-recipe-Banana-Layer-Cake/