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 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.
  1. Make holes in top of warm cake and pour over remaining brandy.
  2. Leave cake in tin to cool completely.
  3. When cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and then tinfoil. Store in a cool dry place.

Note:

This mixture can be divided between two 900g/2lb lined loaf tins or two 15cms/6″ round cake tins or a combination of both and will bake in about 1½ hours at the same temperature. This is ideal for those who just want a small cake and the second cake would make a very acceptable Christmas present!

Christmas Cake

American Style Pancakes with Honey and Berries

odlums am style pancakes

American Style Pancakes with Honey and Berries

CategorySelf Raising Flour

Cook TimeFew Mins

What you need:

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 150ml/¼ pint Milk
  • Oil for frying
  • Rowse Honey
  • Mixed Berries

How to:

  1. Sieve flour and salt into a bowl, stir in the sugar (if using).
  2. Add the egg and beat while adding the milk. Mix until mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Cover and allow to stand for about an hour.
  4. Heat a little oil on a pan and drop spoonfuls of batter onto pan.
  5. When mixture is puffed and bubbling on top, turn and cook on other side.
  6. Serve warm with Rowse Honey and mixed berries

American Style Pancakes with Honey and Berries

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.
  1. Make holes in top of warm cake and pour over remaining brandy.
  2. Leave cake in tin to cool completely.
  3. When cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and then tinfoil. Store in a cool dry place.

Note:

This mixture can be divided between two 900g/2lb lined loaf tins or two 15cms/6″ round cake tins or a combination of both and will bake in about 1½ hours at the same temperature. This is ideal for those who just want a small cake and the second cake would make a very acceptable Christmas present!

Christmas Cake

Odlums bake at home pizza.

Odlums pizza

What you need:

Pizza Dough

  • 450g/1lb Odlums Strong White Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • Good pinch of Salt
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Acting Yeast
  • 300ml/½pt Warm Water (1 part boiling to 2 parts cold)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive or Vegetable Oil
  • Shamrock Semolina, for dusting if liked


Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 x 400g tin Roma Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Herbs (Basil, Thyme, Parsley etc.) or ½ teaspoon Dried Mixed Herbs


Suggested Toppings

  • Cheese (Mozzarella and/or Grated Cheddar)
  • Slices of Pepperoni or Chorizo
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • Sliced Ham
  • Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives & Anchovies

 

How to:

  1. Make the dough by putting the flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a large bowl. Add the oil to the warm water and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix together to form a dough.
  2. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 7 to 10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. This can be done in half the time by using dough hooks in an electric mixer. Return to bowl and cover loosely with a tea towel. Leave in a warm enough place to prove until doubled in size. About 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce: heat the oil in a pan, add the onions (if used) and gently fry until soft. Add the tomatoes, garlic and herbs and bring to the boil. For a smooth sauce this may be blitzed in a food processor. Sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If it needs thickening, bring it to the boil and reduce to thicken, this may take a few minutes. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  4. When dough is ready, dust a board with semolina if used, or flour and roll out to a round, size depends on the thickness and the number of pizzas you wish to make.
  5. Place pizzas on baking trays or baking stone. Spread with a little of the tomato sauce, then the cheese and the toppings of your choice.
  6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the pizza, until the pizza is golden underneath and the topping is bubbling on top.

Pizza

Odlums Rye & Chia Crêpes recipe

Rye-Chia-Crepes

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Rye Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 675ml/1¼pt Water
  • Oil, for cooking
  • 1-2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

To Serve

  • Avocado, sliced
  • Poached Eggs
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved

How to:

  1. To make the batter, combine the flour and salt in a blender or food processor. Add the eggs and pulse together until the texture becomes raggedy.
  2. Gradually add the water, pulsing after each addition. The batter may seem a bit thin, but will thicken as it rests.
  3. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes, then stir. It should have the consistency of heavy cream. If you need to thin it out, stir in extra water a few tablespoons at a time.
  4. To cook the crêpes, heat a pan over a medium heat. Add oil to grease and pour just enough batter into the pan to provide a thin coating. Sprinkle with a few of the chia seeds and swirl the pan so the bottom of the pan is coated.
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the underside of the crêpe is golden-brown, then flip with a spatula and brown the second side.
  6. Transfer to a plate to keep warm while you make the rest of the crêpes.
  7. Serve with sliced avocado, poached eggs and cherry tomatoes.

Rye & Chia Crêpes