Lovely lemon and blueberry tart from @odlums_ireland

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Social distancing means lots of baking…how about a lovely lemon and blueberry tart from @odlums_ireland
It would make the perfect wee gift for mammy’s day…just leave it at her door step and keep your distance 😷🤪 BASE
225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
1 Egg
Egg wash (beaten egg)

FILLING
3 Eggs
125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
Rind of 2 Lemons
Juice of 1 Lemon
170ml Fresh Cream

HOW TO:
Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a flan dish 23cm/9″.
Make the base by beating together the butter and sugar until creamy. Then beat in the egg. Finally stir in the flour and mix to a soft dough. Cover and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
Roll out pastry on a floured surface and use to line the prepared dish. Prick well with a fork. Cover with greaseproof paper or tin foil and place some rice or beans on top to keep pastry from rising during baking.
Remove from oven after 20 minutes and reduce oven temperature to 140°C/275°F/Gas 1. Brush pastry case with some egg wash while hot.
Next beat the eggs, sugar, ground almonds and cream. Then stir in the lemon rind and juice.
Pour into pastry case and bake for about 40 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
When cool, dust with icing sugar.

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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!

Almond Shortbread

Odlums Banoffi / Banoffee Pie

CategoryBBQ & Picnics

Cook Time20 mins

What you need:

Shortbread

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 200g/7oz Butter or Margarine, softened
  • 50g/2oz Icing Sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Cornflour

Toffee

  • 1 tin Condensed Milk, simmered for 3 hours and cooled

Topping

  • 3 Bananas, sliced
  • 1 carton Cream, whipped
  • Grated chocolate or crushed Cadbury’s Flake

How to:

Shortbread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. Grease and line a loose bottomed 23cm / 9″ cake tin.
  2. Sieve the flour, icing sugar and cornflour into a bowl. Rub in the butter/margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Press into the prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for approx 20 minutes until golden in colour. Leave to cool in the tin.

Toffee

  1. Place the unopened tin of condensed milk in a saucepan covered with sufficient water to cover top of tin.
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a low simmer for 3 hours. Make sure the level of the water does not fall below the tin of condensed milk during simmering.
  3. Remove tin from saucepan and allow to cool. This can be done a few days in advance.

Topping

  1. Spread toffee over the cold shortbread. Gently remove from the cake tin and place on a serving plate. Arrange the sliced bananas on top of the toffee, cover with the whipped cream and decorate with grated or flaked chocolate.

Banoffi / Banoffee Pie