Almond Bakewell Slices🌰

These Almond Bakewell slices are a lovely Afternoon Tea treat with a cup of tea.🧡

ingredients

Pastry
  • 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 75g/3oz Butter or Margarine
  • Cold Water
Topping
  • 75g/3oz Odlums Strong or Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 100g pack Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence
  • 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam
  • Shamrock Flaked Almonds, to decorate

method

  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7″/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  • Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter/margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.
  • Make the topping by melting the butter/margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  • Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and flour.
  • Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  • Remove pastry from the fridge, spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  • Pour the topping over the jam.
  • Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins until pale golden in colour.
  • When cool, cut into slices.


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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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Kombucha Review🍋📝

My friend Alanna is a fan of this Galway-based beverage, so when I saw All About Kombucha sitting cool in the fridge section of McCambridges shop, I couldn’t resist. All About Kombucha is available in two flavours; Organic Ginger&Lemon and Organic Raspberry. I decided to be adventurous and go for the Organic Raspberry flavour.

Product Name: All About Kombucha Original Raspberry
Store purchased: McCambridge’s of Galway
Price: €3-5
Volume: 330ml
Ingredients: Water (filtered), Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Raspberry Tisane (Apple, Hibicus, Grape, Rose Hip, Natural Flavouring, Pineapple, Raspberry (2%), Strawberry, Cornflower Blue), Cane Sugar, Kombucha Culture.
Allergens: Ingredients are certified organic🌿

First impression: Interesting..not too sweet. When I opened the lid there was a fizz, with bubbles rising to the top. Probably because it was the last couple of days in the fridge. I give the bubbles a minute to settle. There were some raspberry seeds at the base of the glass bottle. I take another sip, closing my eyes and pretending I am sitting by a pool in sunny Spain. The drink is cool and refreshing, with a sweet after-taste. Cons: There is not a strong berry taste. This drink would be perfect for a picnic or a summers day at the beach.

Would I buy again?
8/10Yes

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