Raspberry Pavlova from @clodaghmckenna @KerrygoldUSA

 

Drinks and dessert, all in one. This Raspberry Pavlova from features Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur:

INGREDIENTS

For the raspberry syrup:

3.5oz fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon caster sugar

For the meringue:

9 egg whites

17.5oz caster sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon coffee extract

For the filling:

18floz whipping cream

1 tablespoon icing sugar

7oz fresh raspberries

2floz Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Place the raspberries and caster sugar in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes until the raspberries have turned to mush. Remove from the heat and pass through a sieve using the back of your spoon to push through. The syrup consistency should be thick. Set aside and allow to cool.

2.Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly until mixture is thick and glossy and sugar completely dissolves. Add the cornstarch, vinegar and coffee extract and gently fold until combined.

3. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking tray in a circle shape and use the back of a wooden spoon to shape the meringue into a nest. Using a teaspoon drizzle half of the cooled raspberry syrup around the meringue to create a ripple effect. Place the meringue in the pre-heated oven and turn the heat of the oven down to 285°F and leave to bake for 1.5hrs. Once the meringue is baked, turn off the heat, open the oven door and allow it to cool completely. I usually make the meringue the night before to take off the pressure.

4.When the meringue is cooled and ready to serve you can start assembling the filling. You don’t want to add the cream too far in advance, as it will soak into the meringue. Gently whip the cream until it thickens and then whisk in icing sugar and the Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringue and then add the fresh raspberries followed by the remaining raspberry syrup.

CHEF CLODAGH MCKENNA’S KERRYGOLD IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR PAVLOVA WITH RASPBERRIES

Odlums Fruity French Toast & Rowse Honey

odl french toast apr 16

 Ingredients

4 Slices of Bread

2 Eggs (beaten)

4 Tablespoons Milk

1 Tablespoon Caster Sugar

Butter for frying

Topping

Rowse Honey

Punnet of Blueberries & Raspberries

50g/2oz Shamrock Walnuts (roughly chopped)

Method

  1. Beat the eggs, milk and sugar well in a bowl, then transfer to a large shallow dish (so you can easily dip in a slice of bread)
  2. Dip each side of bread in the batter and allow to soak for a few seconds.
  3. Heat a knob of butter in a pan over a medium heat. Fry both sides of the bread until golden brown.
  4. Put 2 slices of hot toast on a plate, cover with sliced banana, drizzle with maple syrup or honey and sprinkle with the walnuts.
  5. If serving a large number keep the toast warm in a preheated oven 130°C/250°F/Gas ½!

Note

The toast can be used for both sweet and savoury recipes! If savoury, omit the sugar and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

This is a great way to use up stale bread!!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/fruity-french-toast-rowse-honey/

Our Raspberry Crumb Squares are ideal comfort baking and perfect for getting the kids involved too @KerrygoldIRL

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180c fan and line a 23cm x 23cm x 5cm square tin with baking parchment.
  2. Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Rub in the butter using your hands to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, pressing down firmly.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven. Spread the jam to within a ½ cm of the edge and scatter over the fresh raspberries. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Once cooked, allow to cool before cutting into squares.
  5. Enjoy!