Odlums cream cupcakes

Delicious cream cupcakes including strawberry and chocolate
Delicious cream cupcakes including strawberry and chocolate

Ingredients

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine  (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (room temperature)
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence

To Decorate

For Buttercream:

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 225g/8oz Icing sugar (sieved)
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence
  • Selection of food colouring
  • Sweets to decorate (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line cup cake tin with baking cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and the vanilla essence. If mixture starts to curdle, add a little of the flour.
  3. Gently stir in remaining flour with a spoon. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until firm to the touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave on a wire tray to cool.
  5. Make buttercream by beating the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence together until smooth and creamy.
  6. Divide the icing into separate bowls for each colour you want to use, gradually add the colouring, mixing well until required colour is achieved.
  7. Pipe or ‘swirl’ icing onto each cupcake. Top with sweet if liked!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/cupcakes/

Odlum’s Ghostly Fairy Cakes

odl ghostly

Ingredients

175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

125g/4oz Margarine (half a block)

Water

Black Icing Pen (available in supermarket baking aisles)

2 Eggs

2 tablespoons cold Water

To decorate

Roll out Royal Icing (white)

You will also need:

electric mixer (optional)

paper cases & a bun tray

a wire tray for cooling

Method

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C, Gas 6.
  2. Next, put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, 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.
  7. Open Roll out royal icing and allow to soften at room temperature. Then roll out and cut small circle with cake cutter and place onto each bun.. Using Black icing pen, paint ghosts faces on or better still get the kids to do it !

http://odlums.ie/recipes/ghostly-fairy-cakes/

Flahavans Oaty Pancakes

flahavns bank hol pancakes

Ingredients


  • 100g Self-Raising flour
  • 50g Ground Almonds
  • 50g Oat Bran
  • 50g Flahavan’s Quick Oats
  • 20g brown sugar
  • 20g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml low fat milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 punnet of Keelings raspberries
  • 1/2 punnet of Keelings strawberries

Instructions


  • 1. Melt butter in a pan over a low heat and allow to cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl mix self-raising flour, oats, ground almond, oat bran and sugar.
  • 3. Blitz the berries with milk until fully blended then mix in cooled butter
  • 4. Make a well in the flour and oat mix and crack in 2 eggs. Immediately add in half the blended milk and mix well.
  • 5. Slowly add in the remaining blended milk while whisking continually.
  • 6. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat then add a ladle of pancake batter.
  • 7. Cook until the top of the pancake begins to bubble then flip over and cook for a further minute.  Serve with honey, Greek yoghurt and more fresh berries.

http://www.ilovecooking.ie/recipe/oaty-pancakes/