Tuscan Dessert Apple, Lemon and Almond Cake @Ballymaloe


Tuscan Dessert Apple, Lemon and Almond Cake

If you have lots of apples at the moment why not try this delicious recipe from @rorysfood book ‘Cook Well Eat Well’. Varieties that Rory recommends are Worcester Pearmain or Cox’s Orange Pippin. Also look out for some lesser known but very delicious Irish dessert apples such as Irish Peach and Ardcairn Russet. Swipe left for recipe and let us know if you try it!

Rachel Allen’s courgette, mint and goats cheese frittata

Breakfast inspo right here 👉 try Rachel Allen’s new courgette, mint and goats cheese frittata recipe 😋
Will you try this for breakfast or supper? Let us know in the comments.
🥒 2-3 courgettes, unpeeled (try to choose small ones) 🌿 40g butter
🌿 1 tbsp olive oil
🌿 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
🥚 8 eggs
🥛 2 tbsp milk 🌿 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
🌿 2 generous tbsp chopped mint
🌿 salt and pepper
🌿 25g butter
🧀 150g soft goat’s cheese
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Debbie’s Red Quinoa Tabbouleh with Toasted Pinenuts and Pomegranates


Rachel’s Home Made Rice Pudding Recipe

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Orange zest and cinnamon with orange slices sautéed In butter and the pan deglazed with a little brandy 💃💃💃

Japanese milk bread – Shokupan @rachelallencooks

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  • rachelallencooks's profile picturerachelallencooksVerifiedHappy Homemade Bread Day 🍞

    Japanese milk bread – Shokupan

    This is a Japanese tear-and-share loaf of bread with the most wonderful pillowy soft texture. It’s inspired by the Yudane and Tangzhong method where a little bit of flour and water or milk (both in this case) are cooked together to make a white sauce before mixing in the remaining ingredients. This method pre-gelatinises the starch in the flour allowing it to absorb more liquid, giving you a super-light loaf that stays fresh for longer as it retains the moisture.

    It also is divine with cinnamon, cardamom,dried fruit and/or candied peel added as a sweet treat.

    Here’s the recipe 👇🏽 below in Comments in 2 parts! Happy baking 🧡

    This bread can be made so easily using a Thermomix @thermomixukandireland too!Edited · 3h
  • rachelallencooks's profile picturerachelallencooksVerifiedThis quantity will make one 23 cm tear-and-share loaf.

    50g water
    50g milk
    15g strong white flour

    375g strong white flour
    15g milk powder
    25g caster sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    115g milk
    1 egg, beaten
    25g fresh yeast or 12g dried yeast
    50g butter, melted

    Pour the water and the milk into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Add in the 15g of flour & cook, whisking all the time, over the heat for a couple of minutes until the liquid has thickened to a white sauce. Tip the white sauce into a bowl & cool.
    Place the 375g of strong white flour in a mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric food mixer (with the dough hook attached) ) with the milk powder, the sugar & the salt, & mix.
    Now place the milk in a separate bowl & add in the beaten egg, the yeast,the melted butter & the white sauce. Stir then pour all of this liquid into the dry ingredients & mix to a dough. Knead for 8-10 minutes by hand or in the machine until you have a smooth and almost springy dough, don’t add flour while you’re kneading, the dough is supposed to be slightly sticky. When I’m using a stand mixer for this I scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times during kneading.
    When the dough has been kneaded enough it will be smooth on the outside. Press it with a floured finger and the dent that you make with your finger should spring back a little bit.
    Place the dough into a bowl that’s large enough to take the dough when doubled in size (or leave it in the stand mixer bowl) & cover the bowl with a clean tea towel or a plate. Place it somewhere warm, not above 45’C, or just standing on the counter in your kitchen and allow the dough to double in size, this may take 2 hours. If you wish you can place the covered bowl of dough in the fridge overnight.
    When the dough has doubled in size, using a floured fist, punch the dough down to knock it back then knead it for just 1 minute.
    Brush a 23cm spring-form tin with melted butter, then dust with flour.
    Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, each weighing about 90g. Keep all dough covered with a clean tea towel while you work with one ball of dough. On a very lightly floured work surface, place one ball of dough.2 likesReply
  • rachelallencooks's profile picturerachelallencooksVerifiedOn a very lightly floured work surface, place one ball of dough. Fold the edges, all the way round, into the centre of the ball of dough, squashing it down in the centre as you go. Turn the ball over so that the folded side is on the underside and the smooth side is on top. Roll the ball gently under the palm of your hand to make a round roll then place into the prepared tin. Repeat with all the other balls of dough so that you end up with 7 around the sides, spaced apart, and one ball in the centre. Now cover with the tea towel again and place on the worktop or somewhere a little warmer, again not above 45’C , and allow to rise again until almost doubled in size, about 35-45 minutes.
    Preheat an oven to 200’C. The dough is ready when you make a little dent with a floured finger and it doesn’t spring back. Also, the balls of dough should have joined together at this stage. Whisk the egg with a pinch of salt and brush very gently over the top of the risen bread. Place the bread in the lower part of the preheated oven to bake for 30-40 minutes. The dough, out of the tin, should sound hollow when you tap it on the base. If you wish you can bake the bread out of the tin for the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Place on a wire rack to cool.2 likesReply
  • leanwithlesleyLooks delicious, reminds me of your ciabatta/tabata 😂❤️Reply
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Rachel’s Broccoli Soup with Dubliner Toasts


I adore this delicious and nutritious soup. It’s great either for family suppers or for a dinner party. The soup can be frozen and the Dubliner toasts prepared in advance, then grilled at the last moment. Ideal if you need a meal in an instant. Rachel Allen

  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli, with stalk
  • 3 1/2–4 1/4 cup hot vegetable (or chicken) stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 slices good-quality white bread
  • 3 oz Dubliner Cheese, finely grated


Melt the butter in a medium to large saucepan, and add the potatoes and onion, salt and pepper. Cover with a piece of wax paper and sweat over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli florets from the stalk. Using a small knife, remove the outer layer of skin from the stalk and discard, then chop the stalk into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to the onion and potato, cover and sweat for a further 5 minutes.  Add the hot stock to the potatoes, onion and broccoli stalk, bring up to a boil, then add the chopped broccoli florets. Boil without the lid over a high heat for 4–5 minutes until soft, then add the cream. Remove from the heat, puree in a blender and season to taste.To make the Dubliner toasts, toast the bread on both sides, sprinkle with grated Dubliner Cheese and pop under a hot grill or into a hot oven for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Cut the toast into fingers and serve on the side with the soup.


Rachel Allen’s Tiramisu


Rachel’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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OHHH YESSSS….These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are possibly up there as my very favourites. This is a perfect day for some cosy baking. Let me know how you get on.. see Recipe below from my book Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen , @harpercollinsire @harpercollinsuk #baking #cosy #cosybakingday #doublechocolate #doublechocolatechip #doublechocolatechipcookies Makes 20 large cookies-never enough

225g butter, softened

325g caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

225g flour

75g cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp salt 175g dark chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 175’C.
Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper .

Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until very soft. Add in the sugar and beat to mix well. Continue to beat and add the eggs in one by one followed by the vanilla extract. Sift in the sifted flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix in until combined.

With wet hands, form the dough into balls the size of a golf ball (or use 2 soup spoons to scoop onto the tray) . Arrange on the tray , about 6 or 7 on each tray, leaving space for the cookies to spread.

If you’re using a fan oven, cook all three trays at once (at 150’ FAN ‘C). Cook for 9-11 minutes until they look slightly cracked on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from the tray and place on a wire rack to cool completely. PS- You can just bake a few and keep the cookie dough in the fridge rolled up into a salami shape in parchment paper, then slice to bake when you fancy. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

Ballymaloe’s Famous Chocolate Orange Cake recipe

Weigh the eggs. Take the same weight in butter, sugar and flour. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and light in texture. Wash the oranges and add the finely grated rind of 2 and the juice of 1 to the butter mixture. Mix the flour and baking powder and add alternately with the eggs. Beat thoroughly. Bake in a 24cm (91/2in) tin in a moderate oven, 180°C/350°F/gas 4, for 50 minutes approx. Cool the cake and split it in two. Sandwich with the orange butter icing and spread the chocolate icing over the top and sides allowing any excess to run off.
To make the orange butter icing, finely grate the rind of the orange and squeeze out the juice. Beat the icing sugar, butter and orange rind together. Add in enough juice to make the icing a spreading consistency.
To make the chocolate icing, melt the chocolate in the water. Remove from the heat and beat in the butter and then the eggs very thoroughly. Leave to cool and set before icing and filling the cake.
Serves 12

For the Orange Cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • softened butter
  • sugar
  • plain flour
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the orange butter icing:

  • 1 orange
  • 110g (4oz, 1/2 cup) icing sugar
  • 55g (2oz, 1/4 cup) softened butter

For the chocolate icing:

  • 170g (6oz) chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 50g (2oz, 4 tablespoons) softened butter
  • 2 large eggs