This is a Ballymaloe Recipe from our Restaurant in Cork

Ballymaloe Fudge


Makes 96 pieces (2cm x 2cm) approx.


French Chocolate Cake


  • 4 ozs (110g) best quality dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Red Jamaica Rum
  • 4 ozs (110g) butter, preferably unsalted
  • 4 ozs (110g) castor sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 1 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 2 ozs (55g) plain white flour
  • 2 ozs (55g) whole almonds or best quality ground almonds

toasted flaked almonds for decoration. 


Rhubarb Tartlets

Makes 36 tartlets


  • 1 quantity cold cream pastry
  • I lb red rhubarb
  • caster sugar
  • Cream Pastry
  • 4oz cold salted butter
  • 4oz plain flour
  • ½ pint cold cream

Preheat oven to 190C.

Using plenty of flour roll the cold pastry to a thickness of 2mm. Cut the pastry with a 7.5cm round cutter and use the disks of pastry to line a standard flat based bun tray.


Ballymaloe Irish Stew


  • Approximately 1200 grams of Gigot Chops
  • 4 medium onions
  • 4 medium carrots
  • teasp butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 ½ cups stock (lamb, veg or chicken)
  • 4 potatoes (floury)
  • 1 tablesp Roux
  • Some fresh Parsley and Chives, chopped

Shred some fat off the Gigot or Rack chops and render it down in the bottom of a heavy casserole pot. Peel onions, carrots and potatoes. Trim off any excess fat from the chops. Do not remove bones. Cut carrots and onions into quarters.


Jane's Biscuits

Makes about 24 biscuits depending on size they are cut.


The Magic of Marshmallow


Makes approx 100 455g (1lb) granulated or caster sugar 1 tablespoon liquid glucose 9 gelatine leaves or 5½ rounded teaspoons of powdered gelatine 2 large egg whites 1 tablespoon good quality rose water Red food colour paste 4 tablespoon icing sugar and 4 tablespoon cornflour sieved together

Raspberry Fool

Serves 4-5


  • 450g/1lb/4 cups raspberries
  • 340g/12oz./1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 120ml/4 fl. oz./1/2 cup water
  • 470ml/16 fl.oz./2 cups whipped cream
  • 1 egg white

Liquidise and then sieve raw fruit. Dissolve sugar in water. boil for 1 minute and leave to cool. It should set to a jelly. Boil again, if it does not. Mix to taste with fruit and add whipped cream and stiffly beaten egg white.


White Soda Bread

Preheat the oven to 250deg C

Makes 1 loaf

450g (1lb, 31/2 cups) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
300-600ml (1/2 - 1 pint, 1 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups) sour milk or buttermilk

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