Chocolate Chip Muffins🧁

This recipe by Odlums is easy to follow and the muffins turned out delicious. It makes 12 muffins if using bun cases or 8-10 with muffin cases.

Ingredients

  • 250g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 12g/¼oz Cocoa
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Chocolate Chips
  • 1 level teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 large Egg
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Essence
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine

Method

  • Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  • Melt butter/margarine and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  • Mix the egg, milk and vanilla essence into the cooled butter/margarine.
  • Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  • Spoon into bun cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jo

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Lemon Cheesecake Recipe🍋

ingredients

  • 10g digestive biscuits
  • 50g butter
  • 25g light brown soft sugar
  • 350g mascarpone
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2-3 lemons, juiced (about 90ml)

method

  • Crush the digestive biscuits in a food bag with a rolling pin or in the food processor. Melt the butter in a saucepan, take off heat and stir in the brown sugar and biscuit crumbs.
  • Line the base of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin with baking parchment. Press the biscuit into the bottom of the tin and chill in the fridge while making the topping.
  • Beat together the mascarpone, caster sugar, lemon zest and juice, until smooth and creamy. Spread over the base and chill for a couple of hours.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Sticky Toffee Gingerbread Pudding Recipe🍮

This recipe is by Supervalu and tasted a lot better than it looks. It was delicious when served immediately and when the sauce was warm.

For the Pudding
  • 0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 225 g Butter
  • 50 g Crystallised Ginger Finely chopped
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 150 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 125 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 175 g Signature Tastes Medjool Dates Chopped
  • 100 ml Sour Cream
For the Whiskey White Chocolate Butterscotch Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 125 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 100 g White Chocolate Finely chopped

For the pudding; Grease a 2-litre pudding mould and pop it onto a baking tray. Heat the oven to 160°C.

Beat the butter and sugar in a freestanding mixer until light and fluffy.

Mix the flour, spices and ginger together in a bowl then beat into the butter mix with the eggs.

Add the dates and 100ml of water to a medium saucepan. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the dates have softened. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and it will become foamy, this is why you need a slightly larger saucepan.

Fold this into the rest of the ingredients along with the sour cream and a pinch of salt. Pour into the greased pudding mould and bake for 1 hour until fully cooked, risen and golden.

For the butterscotch sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan, except the white chocolate, stir together and bring to the boil, reduce the heat a little, simmer for a minute or two until it has thickened, then stir through the white chocolate until melted.

To serve, arrange the warm pudding on a plate and pour over the sauce.

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Mincemeat Frangipane Recipe🌰

This recipe is by Odlums and turned out lovely.

ingredients

Pastry

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Cold Butter, cubed
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Cold Water

Filling

  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 175g/6oz Butter
  • 1 tsp Goodall’s Almond Essence
  • 400g jar Mincemeat

Topping

  • 100g packet Shamrock Flaked Almonds

method

  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Lightly grease a 28cm/11 inch flan tin. To make pastry put flour, butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and rub through with finger tips until the mixture is course breadcrumbs. Add the egg and sufficient water and mix to a stiff dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface and use to line the prepared tin. Prick the base of the pastry using a fork. Line pastry case with grease proof paper and fill with rice or ceramic baking beans.
  • Place in oven and bake blind for ten minutes. Remove the grease proof paper, beans or rice, and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the filling by putting all ingredients into mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Spread a thin layer of mincemeat on the pastry and spoon the almond mixture on top. Bake for 30-40 minutes until filling is set.
  • After 20 minutes gently shake the flaked almonds over the almond filling and finish baking. Serve hot or cold with cream, custard brandy butter or ice cream.


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Nutella Swirls Recipe🍫

This recipe is by Irish blogger Niamh O’Sullivan and turned out delicious. I enjoyed two Nutella Swirls each morning served with some natural yoghurt and granola. These Nutella Swirls are a great breakfast option if you’re feeling like something sweet, snack or dessert and I look forward to making them again.

1 sheet puff pastry

Two heaped dessert spoons of Nutella

1 beaten egg

Icing sugar to decorate

Preheat oven to 190C.Spread Nutella over pastry.

Roll-up pastry and cut into pieces.

Brush the egg mixture over the seal of the pastry and add a little on top of the pinwheels. Place on a parchment lined oven tray and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until golden and puffed.

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, sift icing sugar over the top of the swirls. Enjoy!


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Smoothie Bowl Tips 🥣

Yes, a smoothie- in a bowl, eaten with a spoon. 🥄🍓
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Below are some tips to help you make the perfect smoothie bowl✨


-To make a Smoothie Bowl thick:
  • Use just enough liquid to keep things moving in your blender when using frozen fruit.
  • Blend slowly.
  • Add a scoop of oats or chia seeds to thicken your smoothie.
  • Frozen banana or half an avocado makes a smoothie bowl thick and creamy when pureed rather than icy
-Frozen fruit
  • Make the base thick and cool.
  • Peel bananas and put them in a plastic bag before placing in the freezer the night before. Frozen bananas add a creamy texture to smoothie bowls.
-Chill your bowl before you start
  • Place the bowl in the freezer while preparing your ingredients to keep your smoothie bowl cooler for longer.
-Toppings
  • Toppings make your smoothie bowl fun and add texture and colour. There are lots of possible combinations.
  • Topping ideas: fruit, coconut flakes, desiccated coconut, granola, chia seeds, walnuts, flaked almonds, cacao nibs,drizzle of honey, nut butter, cinnamon

Have you ever made a smoothie bowl? Comment below if you have any other tips and subscribe✨


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Granola Recipe

Try this energy-boosting granola breakfast to start your day – it’s good for you! Serve with cold milk, yoghurt, or as a smoothie bowl topping. This recipe can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g rolled oats 
  • 50g sunflower seed
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g flaked almond 
  • 100g dried berries (find them in the baking aisle)
  • 50g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut

Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl.

Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.

Tip the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 mins, then mix in the coconut and dried fruit, and bake for 10-15 mins more. Remove and scrape onto a flat tray to cool.

Serve with cold milk or yogurt. The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.


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Cinnamon French Toast with Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt Recipe🍞

I have never made French Toast before so I was looking forward to trying this delicious recipe by Glenisk. The French Toast is served with Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt. This recipe turned out great and I would definitely make this French Toast again for a treat.

1-2 tsp Cinnamon
4 Medium eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
8 Slices Whole meal/brioche or sourdough bread
2 tbsp Oil
200g Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt

Garnish (optional)
Fresh fruit and icing sugar

 

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk, add vanilla essence and combine. Place a pan on medium heat. Drizzle with oil.

Pick the bread up with a fork and dip back and front in egg mixture, do this one at a time.

Transfer the egg dipped pieces of bread to the preheated pan and fry for a minute on either side until golden and the egg mixture is cooked.

Sprinkle French toasts with cinnamon and icing sugar and serve with Dark Cherry Yogurt and fresh fruit.


Jo

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porridgetoppings

Porridge toppings🥣

Porridge is my go-to breakfast and I have it almost every morning. It keeps me going until lunchtime and is particularly nourishing during the winter months when the weather is cold. My favourite brand of porridge is Flahavan’s. There are many possible porridge toppings which I have listed below. This list may be useful when you are shopping for groceries next.🌅

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Mixed berries
  • Banana
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Orange
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pomegrante seeds
  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Currants
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Dessicated Coconut
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Chai spice
  • Ground ginger
  • Cocoa powder
  • Honey/Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter/Almond Butter
  • Strawberry/Raspberry/Apricot Jam
  • Natural/Greek/Flavoured Yoghurt

Porridge can be made using water and/or a variety of milks🥛

  • Full-fat milk/Semi-skimmed milk/Almond milk/Soya milk/

Comment below what you like on porridge and if you have any other suggestions✨


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Halloween Slash Cake Recipe🔪🩸

Fondant icing, strawberry jam and red food colouring are the secrets behind the ‘blood’ topping and filling. This recipe serves 16 and would be great for a Halloween party.

ingredients

  • 140g unsalted butter , plus extra for the tin
  • 100ml grapeseed oil , or another flavourless oil
  • 200ml milk
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 250g light muscovado sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder 
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • ¾ x 340g jar strawberry jam
  • 1¼ kg ready-to-roll white fondant icing
  • For the buttercream:
  • 600g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 300g butter, softened
  • red food colouring

method

  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line the bases of two 20cm sandwich tins.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, then remove from the heat and beat in the oil, milk, yogurt, vanilla and eggs.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together with a large pinch of salt, squishing any lumps of sugar with your fingers.
  • Tip the wet ingredients into the dry, then whisk until smooth.
  • Divide the batter between the tins and bake for 25-30 mins on the same shelf of the oven until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tins, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  • To make the buttercream, beat together the sugar, butter and a few drops of the red food colouring. Add 2-3 tbsp of boiling water if needed to soften the mixture, until you end up with a smooth, spreadable icing.
  • Trim the cakes flat if needed, then halve each through the middle using a large serrated knife. Put one cake layer on a board or plate, spread over a thin layer of the buttercream and dot over a third of the jam. Top with another cake layer and repeat with the buttercream, jam and cake, finishing with a layer of cake. Use most of the remaining buttercream to ice the cake all over, reserving a small amount.
  • Roll the fondant icing out on a surface dusted with icing sugar until large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake.
  • Carefully lift it up onto the cake and smooth down to help it to stick. Use a sharp knife to cut slashes into the icing, then drizzle a little of the reserved buttercream mixed with some water into each to look like blood.


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