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Win a break at the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Complete our Reader Survey for a chance to win two nights B&B midweek at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore, Co. Offaly! You’ll also enjoy dinner on one evening as well as full use of the hotel’s Leisure Club throughout your stay. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9ZPQH9S The Bridge House Hotel is …

They look like burgers, but you’ll be second-guessing your tastebuds when you take a bite!       Hamburger cupcakes Makes 12   1 x package of brownie mix 12 mini vanilla cupcakes Green, yellow and red buttercream icing   Prepare the brownie mix according to the package instructions, using a slightly larger pan than called for; this will make …

Apple and honey custard tart Makes 8   2 apples (with a reddish coloured skin)  Juice of 1 lemon 60g apricot jam   For the almond base: 200g plain flour 175g ground almonds 175g caster sugar 200g cold butter, cubed 1 egg yolk   For the custard: 2 tbsp cornflour ¼ tsp salt 250ml double cream 120ml milk 170g honey …

Curried Chicken Finger Sandwiches Serves 12   80g desiccated coconut 60g almonds, chopped 250g cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp orange marmalade 1½ tsp curry powder Salt and pepper 300g cooked chicken, shredded 24 thin slices of rye bread, crusts removed A handful of spring onions, chopped   1     Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4 and place the coconut …

Grapefruit Sandwich Biscuits

Grapefruit Sandwich Biscuits Makes 18   280g flour 200g sugar 2 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Zest and juice of 1 grapefruit 120g butter, at room temperature 2 egg yolks   For the filling: 120g butter, at room temperature 330g icing sugar Zest and juice of ½ a grapefruit 1 drop of red food colouring   …

Brown butter scones

  Brown Butter Scones   Makes 12       70g cold butter, cubed   1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out   250g flour   50g brown sugar   2 tsp baking powder   ½ tsp salt   1 tsp vanilla extract   1 egg, beaten   120ml double cream, plus extra to brush       1     Melt the …

Spices and aromatics are at the very heart of Indian cooking. ‘Masala’ is the Hindi word for spice. When a combination of spices, herbs and other condiments are ground together, it is also called a ‘masala’. Water, vinegar, yogurt or other liquids are often added to the ground spices. This wet mixture is called ‘wet masala’ and is used as …

Pasta primavera

Pasta Primavera Serves 4-6   400g fusilli 150g asparagus, chopped into thirds 2 carrots, grated 1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced ½ courgette, thinly sliced 60ml olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 150g cherry tomatoes, halved A pinch of chilli flakes Salt and black pepper A handful of fresh parsley, chopped 40g Parmesan, grated   Bring a large saucepan of salted …

The Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to promote happiness and well-being in the world. Why not celebrate with something that makes almost anyone happy – a cake! Try your own favourite food and share the happiness with those around you.   Funfetti  Cake Serves 8-10   For the sponge: 200g sugar 115g butter 2 eggs 2 tsp …

Shamrock n’ roll

                  Eating shamrocks on Paddy’s Day We all know that the shamrock is one of Ireland’s national symbols, traditionally believed to have been used by St. Patrick to illustrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity and convert Irish pagans to Christianity. Our shamrock is known and loved all over the world – …

Lemon blueberry buns

Lemon Blueberry Buns Makes 24   250g flour 2 tbsp poppy seeds 1¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp salt 120g butter, at room temperature 200g sugar 2 eggs Zest of 1 lemon 1 tsp vanilla extract 230g vanilla-flavoured yoghurt   For the glaze: 70g blueberries 180g icing sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp lemon …