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This is a Ballymaloe Recipe from our Restaurant in Cork

Summer Green Salad with Honey and Mustard Dressing

This salad could be served as a basis for a starter salad or as an accompanying salad to be main course. Remember If you are making the edible flower version to use a little restraint with the flowers!


Ballymaloe Brown Cheese Biscuits


  • 110g / 4 oz / 1 cup brown flour
  • 110g / 4 oz / 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30g / 1oz / 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • water as needed 

For approx. 16 biscuits.

The Method:

Mix flours, salt and baking powder together. 

Rub in butter. 


Baby Chocolate Meringues with Chocolate Cream and Candied Coconut


For the chocolate meringues:

  • 2 egg whites

  • 4 1/2 ozs (130g/1 cup approx.) icing sugar

  • 1 rounded teaspoon cocoa powder, sifted.

For the chocolate cream:

  • 60g/2oz 70% chocolate

  • 2 tablespoon cream


New York Times Article by David Tanis - March 2018

This recipe for shepherd’s pie, adapted from Darina Allen, looks to parsnips to round out the topping.Credit Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times.

In the last surge of winter, when hearty braised meats simmer away in the kitchen, as they have for months, and the spring’s bounty still seems weeks away, fresh, seasonal vegetables — and time in the garden — can seem like a distant memory. But they don’t have to be.


Our own Apple Juice & Ballymaloe Mulled Apple Recipe

On the Ballymaloe Farm 5 years ago, we planted a 2 acre orchard of cider apples, mainly Dabinett but also Crimson Bramley, Santana, Topas, Delles Bell and Dellinquo.  Other varietals grow across the farm, in the walled Garden and adjacent to the aptly named Orchard Cottage.  

Mild weather throughout the year allowed perfect growing conditions for Apples across Ireland’s orchards, so having yielded such an abundant crop this year there were endless possibilities of uses for the apples.


Apple Muesli

All seasonal fruits can be used for this delicious simple recipe.  On the Ballymaloe breakfast buffet apples may be replaced with seasonal fruits such as loganberries, raspberries and strawberries depending on the time of year and what is available in our walled garden. 

45g (1 1/2 oz, 1/2 cup) oatmeal

120ml (4fl oz, 1/2 cup) water

2 Apples, grated

2 Teaspoons of honey

Squeeze of lemon

Dark brown sugar

Single cream


Ballymaloe Cheese Fondue

The perfect romantic meal a deux, alternatively, a fondue party is so retro and terrific fun.  

Choose your seat carefully because if you drop the bread into the fondue you must kiss the person on our right – this could be your big chance!  

Myrtle Allen devised this Cheese Fondue recipe made from Irish Cheddar cheese. 

Even though it's a meal in itself it can be made in minutes and is loved by adults and children alike. A fondue set is obviously an advantage but not totally essential.


Crêpes with Orange Butter

Serves 6 - makes 12 approximately

Pancake Batter

175g (6oz) white flour, preferably unbleached
a good pinch of salt
1 dessertspoon castor sugar
2 large eggs and 1 or 2 egg yolks, preferably free range
scant 450ml (15fl oz) milk, or for very crisp, light delicate pancakes, milk and water mixed
3-4 dessertspoons melted butter


Mrs Hanrahan’s Sauce

Mrs Hanrahan, was Darina Allen’s sister-in-law Una's mother, and although she has long since passed to her eternal reward, but we will be eternally grateful to her for sharing this recipe with Darina and which the Allen family relish even more than brandy butter with plum pudding and mince pies.  

Mrs Hanrahan’s Sauce

This recipe is so delicious that people ask to have more Plum Pudding just so that they can have an excuse to eat lots of sauce.  

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