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Rhubarb Tartlets

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.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is a traditional Easter cake. It has a layer of almond paste baked into the centre and a thick layer of almond icing on top. The 11 balls represent 11 of the 12 apostles - Judas is missing because he betrayed Jesus.

Line the base and sides of a 9 inch (23cm) round, or a 8 inch (20.5cm) square tin with brown paper and greaseproof paper.

Darina & Rachel Allen Giving Charity Cookery Demo!

Charity Demonstration raising money for East Cork Rapid Response with Darina and Rachel Allen at Garryvoe Hotel Thursday 10th April at 8pm.

Contact John 083 179 5945 for Tickets.

http://eastcorkrapidresponse.ie/

Kerrygold to Sponsor Litfest for 3 years!

We are delighted to announce that Kerrygold have joined Ballymaloe as title sponsors for the Literary Festival for the next three years.

Huffingtonpost Article: 22 Places In Ireland To Celebrate The Emerald Isle

Cork got a mention in a recent article by Lisa Miller on the Huffongton post website. Cork was listed as the number 1 destination in Ireland to visit this St.Patricks Day.

The article says:

People love Cork. And it's not hard to see why. Some even refer to Cork as "the real capital of Ireland." Whether it's chatting with locals and enjoying the laid-back vibe at a pub, dining at one of the "foodie" restaurants, or catching a show at the Cork Opera House, everyone will find something lovable about this River Lee town.

TLC India To Show ‘Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals’

Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals’ will air every Monday to Friday only on TLC India from 3 March 2014.

About the Series

Rachel Allen 'returns to her roots' back home in Ireland, taking on a looser and more relaxed presentational style in delivering her no-nonsense vision of achievable and delicious family food, in Rachel Allen's Easy Meals.

Friday Night Hors d’oeuvres Buffet

Our head chef, Gillian, giving the Hors d’oeuvres (first course) buffet a final look over to make sure everything is as it should be before service begins.

The Hors d’oeurves buffet has long been a Friday night tradition at Ballymaloe House. It offers diners an opportunity to taste a selection of seasonal salads, paté’s, terrines and the most delicious local seafood and smoked fish.

It is so popular that many customers visit the buffet more than once before their main course!

Culinary Adventures in Southern Ireland

Parmjit Parmar, travel writer with the Huffington Post recently spent time in Ireland, more specifically Cork, she wrote the following about Ballymaloe House and the Ballymaloe Cookery School

On the southern coast of Ireland, a 45 minute drive from Ardmore, you'll find Ballymaloe House Hotel and Restaurant. Located in Shanagarry Village, the sleepy rural community is also home to, the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, established and run by celebrity chef, Darina Allen.

Carrageen Moss Pudding

Carageen 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. Carageen means 'little rock' in Gaelic.

Globe Artichokes with Melted Butter

Have a large saucepan of boiling water ready and add 2 teaspoon of vinegar and 2 teaspoon of salt to every 1.2 litres of water. Pop in the artichokes and bring the water back to the oil. Simmer steadily for about 25 minutes. After about 20 minutes you could try testing to see if they are done.

We do this by raising the artichoke out of the water and tugging off one of the larger leaves at the base; if cooked, it should come away easily; if not continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes. Remove and drain upside down on a plate.

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