Dairygold Classic Scones

 DAIRYGOLD

12 mins

Plain scones are the cornerstone of Irish afternoon tea, especially when spread with Dairygold and a dollop of jam!

Ingredients

  • 175g Dairygold Baking Block
  • 900g plain flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs – hold a little back to glaze
  • 425ml milk to mix – hold 100ml back until needed

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Sieve the flour, sugar and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl.

Rub the Dairygold Baking Block into the dry ingredients until you’ve formed a breadcrumb texture.

In a separate bowl or jug, mix your eggs and milk together, then pour into the larger bowl, making a well in its centre.

Continue to mix until you have formed a soft dough, using the extra milk if needed.

Remove your dough from the bowl and knead lightly on a floured board before rolling it out to 1 inch in thickness.

Cut the dough out into rounds and brush them with the remaining egg to glaze.

Place on a baking sheet and bake in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

To serve, spread with Dairygold and strawberry or raspberry jam.

http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/classic-scones.aspx

Odlums Blackberry & Apple Crumble

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Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Pecan and Salted Caramel Butter Cookies

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Recipe by Sharon Hearne-Smith

Ingredients

  • 225g Avonmore Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g cornflour
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 150g Avonmore Salted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g caramel (from a can or jar)
  • 1/4 tsp roughlycrushed sea salt flakes
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Directions

The melt in the mouth, buttery cookies can be enjoyed as they are. However, when combined with the sweet but salty caramel buttercream filling, there will be no going back for you!

Enjoy these as an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee, include them on a party table or make for a school bake sale

First, to make the cookie dough, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour, pecans, cinnamon and milk and beat until well blended to give a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 25cm sausage shape. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. This can be made up to a few days in advance or longer if frozen.

Meanwhile make the salted caramel filling. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or processor until smooth. Add the caramel, salt and vanilla and beat until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag which has been snipped to a 1-2cm opening and refrigerate until needed.

When ready to cook the cookies, preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 325F, Gas Mark 3.  Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Unroll the cookie logs, trim the ends and cut each one into 24 x 1cm wide slices, arranging them spaced apart on the tray as you go. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm to the touch and just beginning to catch colour.

Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack, arranging half of them underside up. Once cool, pipe about a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each of the upturned cookies. Top each one with another cookie, pretty side up, pressing it down gently to allow the filling to ooze to the edge. If the filling is quite soft them pop them into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes until firm.

These will last for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

TIPS

Use walnuts, almonds or roasted hazelnuts instead of the pecans if preferred.

Try out different cookie flavours by replacing the cinnamon and pecans with dried cranberry and white chocolate chip or lemon zest and poppy seeds. In which case replace the caramel sauce in the filling with melted and cooled white chocolate or lemon curd respectively.

Make minature versions by simply rolling the dough into longer and thinner rolls.

If you only need 12 cookies at a time, then freeze one dough roll and make half of the filling with each bake.

    
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http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/pecan-salted-caramel-butter-cookies/

Fluffy Marmalade Muffins

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 The trick to fluffy muffins is to fold the wet and dry ingredients together as briefly as possible until just combined; don’t worry if the mixture still looks a little lumpy. These muffins are best served on the day they are made.

 Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 75g butter
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ teasp. bread soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g stone-ground wholemeal flour
  • 120ml milk
  • 5 tablesp. natural yoghurt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 100g marmalade

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC (350ºF). Line a muffin tin with deep paper cases. Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Remove from the heat.

Sift the plain flour, baking powder, bread soda and salt into a bowl. Stir in the wholemeal flour. Beat together the milk, yoghurt, eggs, warm melted butter and orange rind. Make a well in the dried ingredients and stir in this mixture along with the marmalade.

Spoon the mixture equally into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for five minutes, then serve warm with a pot of hot coffee.

Cook’s Note:

If you don’t fancy using marmalade try making them with lemon curd instead.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 6g per muffin  

Carbohydrates: 28g per muffin 

Fat: 8g per muffin 

Iron: .9mg per muffin 

Energy: 195kcal per muffin 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/pages/marmalademuffins.aspx

Apricot and Almond Cake with Oranges in Caramel

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Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 225g (8 oz) butter
  • 225g (8 oz) sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 75g (3 oz) ground almonds
  • 100g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 100g (4 oz)dried apricots, chopped in the food processor
  • 3 Quality Assured large eggs, beaten

Oranges in caramel

  • 4 large oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablesp. sugar
  • 125ml (¼ pint) water

To Cook

Set oven 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4

Line a shallow 23cm cake tin with baking parchment.

Beat the butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy, add the lemon juice and ground almonds. Fold in the flour, apricots and eggs. Transfer the mixture to the lined cake tin, smooth the top and bake for approx. 35 mins., until firm to the touch.

Serving Suggestions

Place the oranges in a flat dish, heat the sugar in a heavy pan, allow the sugar to brown add the water and boil until you have a caramel sauce. Pour it over the oranges. Serve with the cake

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fruit/pages/apricotalmondcake.aspx

Flahavans Oaty Lemon Squares

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Ingredients


  • 150g butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 150g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
  • 400g (1 can) condensed milk

Instructions


  • 1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer or food processor.
  • 2. Add the flour and oats and mix to form a dough; the texture will be crumbly.
  • 3. Line a 13” x 9” (32cm x 22cm) baking tray with parchment and firmly press out about 2/3 of the dough in the base of the tray.
  • 4. In a separate bowl combine the juice and zest of the lemons with the condensed milk.
  • 5. Spread the condensed milk and lemon mixture on top of the dough in the baking tray.
  • 6. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top and press lightly.
  • 7. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4 for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150°C / 300°F / Gas mark 2 and bake for a further 20 minutes until golden in colour.
  • 8. Allow to cool and cut into small squares.

http://www.ilovecooking.ie/recipe/oaty-lemon-squares/

 

Irish Scones with Kerrygold Butter and Jam

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This scone recipe can also be made into one large loaf cooked on a baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the center and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 400ºF (200ºC), Gas mark 6 and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until the base sounds hollow when tapped.

 

Scones with Kerrygold Butter and Strawberry Jam

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This scone recipe can also be made into one large loaf cooked on a baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the center and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 400ºF (200ºC), Gas mark 6 and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until the base sounds hollow when tapped.

 

Marmalade Muffins

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 The trick to fluffy muffins is to fold the wet and dry ingredients together as briefly as possible until just combined; don’t worry if the mixture still looks a little lumpy. These muffins are best served on the day they are made.

 Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 75g butter
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ teasp. bread soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g stone-ground wholemeal flour
  • 120ml milk
  • 5 tablesp. natural yoghurt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 100g marmalade

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC (350ºF). Line a muffin tin with deep paper cases. Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Remove from the heat.

Sift the plain flour, baking powder, bread soda and salt into a bowl. Stir in the wholemeal flour. Beat together the milk, yoghurt, eggs, warm melted butter and orange rind. Make a well in the dried ingredients and stir in this mixture along with the marmalade.

Spoon the mixture equally into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for five minutes, then serve warm with a pot of hot coffee.

Cook’s Note:

If you don’t fancy using marmalade try making them with lemon curd instead.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 6g per muffin  

Carbohydrates: 28g per muffin 

Fat: 8g per muffin 

Iron: .9mg per muffin 

Energy: 195kcal per muffin 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/pages/marmalademuffins.aspx

Irish Scones with Kerrygold Butter and Jam

Irish_Scones_with_Kerrygold_Grass-Fed_Butter_and_Jam

This scone recipe can also be made into one large loaf cooked on a baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the center and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 400ºF (200ºC), Gas mark 6 and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until the base sounds hollow when tapped.