Mary Flahavan’s Oaty Flapjacks with chocolate on top!

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Oaty Flapjacks
Makes approximately 30 flapjacks.
This is a wheat free recipe.
Ingredients
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes
200g (7oz) Butter or Margarine
100g (4oz) Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Golden Syrup
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.
  2. Melt margarine or butter in a saucepan with the sugar and golden syrup. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in the oatflakes.
  4. Tip the mixture into a swiss roll tin (22cm x 33cm, 9’’ x 13’’) lined with parchment and press it out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When baked, coat with melted chocolate as a special treat.
  7. Cut into squares while still warm and leave to cool in the tin.
These nutritious flapjacks keep very well in a tin. Children love their crunchy texture and they make an ideal addition to any lunchbox.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oaty-flapjacks-/411

Lemon posset with marinated berries

Lemon-Posset

Macroom oatmeal with peaches & pomegranate

Macroom-Oatmeal

Neven Maguire’s Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus

Neven Maguire's Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus
Neven Maguire’s Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus
This is a perfect tea for lots of hungry children, but it would also be a good weekend late breakfast, depending on your mood. It’s the classic way that many crêpe stallholders cook crêpes to order late at night around the major tourist attractions in Paris. They are always very popular, often with long queues, and once you’ve tasted them it’s easy to understand why.

Ingredients

  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 8 eggs
  • 450 g swiss cheese, such as gruyère or emmental (thinly sliced)
  • 8 slices of cooked ham
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • Crêpes:
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml milk
  • sunflower oil (for frying)
  • sea salt
  • black pepper (freshly ground)

Method

  1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the egg and whisk well with a balloon whisk.
  2. Gradually beat in the milk, drawing in the flour from the sides to make a smooth batter. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim the asparagus spears and blanch in a pan of boiling water for 1–2 minutes, until almost tender but still with a slight bite.
  4. Drain and refresh under cold running water to prevent them from cooking any further and set aside until needed.
  5. Heat a little oil in an 18cm (7in) heavy-based pancake or frying pan. Pour in just enough batter to thinly coat the base of the pan.
  6. Cook over a moderately high heat for about 1 minute, until golden brown. Turn or toss the crêpe and break in an egg, then gently whisk to spread it evenly all over the crêpe.
  7. Season to taste.

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/recipes

Rachel Allen’s bread & butter pudding.

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Serves 4-6

You will need:

  • 450g (1lb) rhubarb, cut into 1cm (less than ½in) slices
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 50g (2oz) butter, softened
  • 12 slices of white bread, crusts removed
  • 350ml (12fl oz) cream
  • 350ml (12fl oz) milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Softly whipped cream, to serve

Scatter the sliced rhubarb in a 25cm (10in) square ovenproof dish or a similar-sized dish, and sprinkle over half (75g (2½ oz)) of the caster sugar. Toss together and then leave the rhubarb to sit for about 30 minutes to soften a little.

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4. Butter the slices of white bread and arrange four slices, butter side down, in the ovenproof dish. Scatter over half of the sliced rhubarb and top with four more slices of bread, again with the butter side down. Repeat with another layer of sliced rhubarb and another layer of buttered bread, then add a final layer of sliced rhubarb and finish with a layer of buttered bread, ensuring that the bread is placed with the buttered side down.

Put the cream and the milk in a saucepan and bring it just to the boil. While it is coming to the boil, in a bowl, whisk the eggs, the pinch of salt and the remaining 75g (2½ oz) of caster sugar. As you continue to whisk, pour the hot cream and milk mixture into the egg, salt and caster sugar mixture until it is well mixed. Pour this custard over the slices of bread in the dish and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top.

Put the dish into a deep-sided baking tray and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dish (this is known as a bain-marie). Put it in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes or until it is just set in the centre. Remove it from the oven and serve with a light dusting of icing sugar and softly whipped cream.

Scatter the sliced rhubarb in a 25cm (10in) square ovenproof dish or a similar-sized dish, and sprinkle over half (75g (2½ oz)) of the caster sugar. Toss together and then leave the rhubarb to sit for about 30 minutes to soften a little.

 

http://www.rachelallen.com/post/rhubarb-bread-and-butter-pudding

Mary Burns’s Butterific Irish Scones

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