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Some classic Ballymaloe Recipes

Almond Tart or Tartlets with Raspberries
You Will Need 110g (4ozs/1 stick) butter 100g (31/2ozs/scant 1/2 cup) castor sugar 110g (4ozs/generous 1 cup) ground almondsFilling Fresh raspberries or
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Apple Muesli
Apples may be replaced with seasonal fruits such as loganberries, raspberries and strawberries depending on the time of year and what is available in
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Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread
Makes 1 loaf 400g (14oz/3 1/2 cups) strong (stone-ground) wholemeal flour plus 50g (2oz/1/2 cup) strong white flour 425ml (15floz/ scant 2 cups) water at blood
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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
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Ballymaloe Fudge
Ingredients:Makes 96 pieces (2cm x 2cm) approx. 1/2 lb (225g/2 sticks) butter 2 lbs (900g) castor sugar 1 410g can evaporated milk 7 fl ozs (200ml/1 cup) water
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Ballymaloe Irish Stew
Ingredients: 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
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Ballymaloe Lemon Meringue Pie
First make the pastry. Sieve the flour with the salt, cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour with the fingertips. Keep everything as cool as
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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-
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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
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Chocolate Cake
Serves 12 Ingredients 225g (8oz, 1 cup) softened butter 225g (8oz, 1 cup) sugar 4 eggs 110g (4oz) plain dark chocolate 225g (8oz, 13/4 cups) plain
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Chocolate or Coffee Éclairs
Ingredients: choux pastry (see recipe) chocolate or coffee icing (see recipe)Crème Chantilly 300ml (10fl oz) whipped cream 1/2 -1 tablespoon icing sugar 2-3
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Chocolate Orange Cake
Weigh the eggs. Take the same weight in butter, sugar and flour. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and light in texture. Wash the oranges and add
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Chocolate Roulade with Chantilly Cream
You Will Need: 5 large egg separated 6oz sugar 6oz 53% chocolate 2 tablespoons water Shallow Swiss Roll tin (12”x8”) Chantilly Cream 1/2 pint
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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
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Dragoncello Sauce
Ingredients: 1/2 ciabatta loaf 65ml (2 1/2fl oz/generous 1/4 cup) red wine vinegar The yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs 100g (3 1/2oz) fresh tarragon, stalk removed
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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
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French Chocolate Cake
Ingredients: 4 ozs (110g) best quality dark chocolate 2 tablespoons Red Jamaica Rum 4 ozs (110g) butter, preferably unsalted 4 ozs (110g) castor sugar 3
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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)
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Glazed Ham
Serves 12-15 1 x 4.5kg (10lb) fresh or lightly smoked ham (ensure it has a nice layer of fat) 30 or more whole cloves, depending on the size of the
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Globe Artichokes with Melted Butter
Serves 6 as a starter Ingredients: 6 globe artichokes 1.2 litres of water 2 teaspoons salt About 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar 175g butter Juice of ¼
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Honey Comb
Ingredients: 400g caster sugar 100ml honey (use local honey where possible) 2 tablespoon liquid glucose (I use the same amount of powdered glucose if liquid is
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Jane's Biscuits
Makes about 24 biscuits depending on size they are cut.Ingredients 170g (6 oz) plain flour 100g (4 oz) soft butter 50g (2 oz) sugarIcing (optional) 100g (4 oz
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Lemon Tart
Serves 8 people Shortcrust pastry 61/2oz flour 31/2oz butter 1 egg yolk pinch salt 2-3 tablespoon cold water Filling 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk Zest
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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
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Raspberry Fool
Serves 4-5Ingredients:  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
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Recipe For Chocolate Mousse
Serves 6You will need: 110g (4ozs) good quality dark chocolate (we use 54% Callebaut) 110ml (4fl ozs) cream 1-2 tablespoons (1-2 American tablespoons + 1-2
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Rhubarb Tartlets
Makes 36 tartletsIngredients: 1 quantity cold cream pastry I lb red rhubarb caster sugar Cream Pastry 4oz cold salted butter 4oz plain flour ½ pint cold
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Simnel Cake
Ingredients: 8 ozs (225g/2 sticks) butter 8 ozs (225g/1 cup) pale, soft brown sugar 6 eggs, preferably free range 10 ozs (275g/2 1/2 cups) white flour
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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
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The Ultimate Mince Pie Recipe from Ballymaloe’s Pastry Pro
JR Ryall, head pastry chef at Ballymaloe House, gives us a masterclass in Christmas baking with his mouthwatering mince pie recipe …   There are many
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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 (
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Wild Garlic & Potato Soup
Ingredients:Serves 6 45g (1 1/2oz/scant 1/2 stick) butter 150g (5oz) peeled and chopped potatoes 110g (4oz) peeled and chopped onion salt and freshly ground
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Yoghurt and Cardamom Cream with Sugared Strawberries
Ingredients: 425ml (15 fl ozs/scant 2 cups) natural yoghurt 225ml (8 fl ozs/1 cup) milk 150g (5 ozs/generous 1/2 cup) castor sugar 200ml (7 fl ozs/scant 1 cup
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