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This is a Ballymaloe Recipe from our Restaurant in Cork
14Mar

Rhubarb Fool served with Jane's Shortbread Biscuits

Rhubarb Fool - Serves 6 approximately
450g (1lb.) red rhubarb, cut into chunks  
175g (6 oz.) sugar
2 tablespoons water
225-300ml (8-10 fl. oz.) softly whipped cream 

Method:
Put the rhubarb into a stainless steel saucepan with the sugar and water. Stir, cover, bring to the boil and simmer until soft - 20 minutes approx. Stir with a wooden spoon until the rhubarb dissolves into a mush. Allow to get quite cold. Fold in the softly whipped cream to taste. Serve chilled with shortbread biscuits.

25Oct

Ballymaloe Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ingredients:

225g (8oz) chopped dates (use block dates)

300ml (10fl oz) tea

110g (4oz) unsalted butter

75g (3oz) Muscovado sugar

3 eggs

225g (8oz) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon bread soda (bicarbonate of soda or baking soda)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon Espresso coffee

Hot Toffee Sauce

110g (4oz) butter

175g (6oz) dark soft brown, Muscovado sugar

225ml (8fl oz) cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

19Jun

Elderflower Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons
  • 225ml (8fl oz) elderflower syrup (see recipe)
  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
  • ice
  • elderflower heads
Juice the lemons.  Add the syrup and water.  Mix and taste.  Add ice and elderflowers to garnish.

Elderflower Syrup

Makes 400ml (14fl oz)
  • 225g (8oz) sugar
  • 300ml (10fl oz) water
  • 20 elderflower heads
27May

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

Shortbread

  • 6 ozs (175g/1 1/4 cups) flour
  • 4 ozs (110g/1 stick) butter
  • 2 ozs (50g/1/4 cup) castor sugar
  • 1/2 lb (225g) strawberries
  • 8 fl ozs (250ml/1 cup) Chantilly cream - whipped sweetened cream
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Garnish

6 - 8 whole strawberries and fresh mint leaves

Rub the butter into the flour and castor sugar as for shortcrust pastry. Gather the mixture together and knead lightly. Rest for a few minutes if you have time.

13Dec

The Magic of Marshmallow

Ingredients:

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
06Nov

Raspberry Fool

Serves 4-5

Ingredients: 

  • 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.

15Aug

Carrageen Moss Pudding

Carrageen Moss is a seaweed which can be gathered off the south and west coasts of Ireland. It is rich in iodine and trace elements and is full of natural gelatine. Carrageen means 'little rock' in Gaelic.
 
There are two very similar varieties of Carrageen Moss, Gigartina Stellata, and Chondrus Crystus.  Both are widely distributed.   They are brownish-black or dark green and from 3 - 6 inches long.  They grow abundantly on the rocks at low tide line.
 
08May

Pistachio and Strawberry Meringue Roulade with Elderflower Cream

For the Meringue

  • 4 free range egg whites
  • 225g (8oz) castor sugar
Filling
  • 225g (8oz) Irish strawberries, hulled and slices
  • 70g (2oz) pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 300ml (½ pint) whipped cream
  • 90ml (3 floz) elderflower cordial

Garnish

  • Sweet cicely leaves
  • 2 strawberries cut into segments
  • Geranium flowers ( Pelargonium graveolens), optional
Swiss roll tin 12 x 8 inch (30.5 x 20.5cm)
 
03Apr

Hot Cross Buns

Makes 16

25g (1oz) fresh yeast

110g (4oz) castor sugar

450g (1lb) bakers flour

75g (3oz) butter

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2-3 teaspoons mixed spice, depending how fresh it is

1 level teaspoon of salt (important to add)

2 organic eggs

225-300ml (8-10 fl oz) tepid milk

75g (3oz) currants

50g (2oz) sultanas

25g (1oz) candied peel, chopped

Egg wash made with milk, sugar, 1 organic egg yolk, whisked together

03Apr

Deviled / Stuffed Eggs

Makes 8
 
4 Free Range Eggs

2-3 tablespoons homemade Mayonnaise (see recipe below)

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped chives

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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