Ballyknocken cookery school, farm and house Ireland
Cranberry Brie Sticks

Cranberry Brie Sticks

Makes 28 sticks For the pastry 180g plain flour ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp paprika 80g butter 1 egg yolk 4 tbsp cranberry sauce 200g brie cheese, thinly sliced Chopped parsley Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. To make the pastry, Place the plain flour, salt and paprika...
Mini Gingerbread Biscuit Sandwiches

Mini Gingerbread Biscuit Sandwiches

For the biscuits 180g plain flour, ½ tsp bread soda ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 90g soft brown sugar 60g butter, slightly softened ½ egg, beaten 2 tbsp golden syrup For the filling 60g softened butter 120g sifted icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 10...
Dessert Board

Dessert Board

Serves 4 to 6 For the chocolate dip 60g dark chocolate 60ml cream 2 tbsp Irish cream liqueur 200g strawberries, halves 100g seedless green grapes Some of your favourite artisan chocolates 2 pears, sliced in wedges 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds Sprigs of rosemary, bay...
Pastry Christmas Tree

Pastry Christmas Tree

Serves 4 to 6 as a snack 1 roll of ready roll shortcrust pastry 4 tbsp basil pesto Egg wash, to glaze edges Chopped parsley and pomegranate seeds to finish Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 18°0C/gas 6. Roll the pastry out slightly lengthways onto a piece of baking...
Festive Cheese Board

Festive Cheese Board

Guideline for assembling 3 cheeses: I used Cooleeny, Truly Grass Fed Cheddar & Goats Cheese A bunch of seedless red grapes Slices of orange or half clementine 3 sprigs of rosemary Small bowl of honey 12 dried apricot halves 3 tbsp dried cranberries 1 red apple,...