Lemon-Oil Dressing

Come back sunshine... I've had a chance to try this out yet!!!!

  • 1/2 cup Olive OIl
  • Juice and zest of one Lemon juice
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • [Optional] Fresh herbs (Basil is good)

Mix everything together, chill. Serve. Now really, could it be any simpler?

Rasberry & Lime Ice-cream

A real summer favourite, or if its not summer where you are now, then just a real favourite.

  • 250g raspberries (fresh of course if you can get them but from frozen will do too)
  • 100g sugar
  • 50ml lime juice
  • 50ml cream
  • 500ml Greek yoghurt

Heat the fruit and add the sugar. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Gently mash the fruit with a potato masher and add the lime juice. Allow to cool then add the cream and Greek yoghurt.

Stir well and transfer to a plastic container and into the freezer. Remove from the freezer and mix well every few hours until the ice-cream is set. To enjoy the ice-cream at its best remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for ~30 minutes before lashing into it!

BBQ Peach Parcel

Great on the BBQ. Prepare these parcels in advance, pop on the BBQ when your main course is finished and the peaches will be ready in about 1/2 an hour.

• Six peaches, halved with the stones removed
• 4 Table spoons of Gran Marnier or other sweet liquor
• 4 Table spoons brown sugar
• 4 Table spoons raisins or sultanas

Heat the liquor and add the sugar. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Add the raisins and put aside for a while to allow the raisins soak up the sweet liquor.

Halve the peaches and remove the stones. Prepare squares of aluminium foil with one peach per piece of foil. Spoon the sweet raisin into the peach pit and close over the foil parcel - don't wrap too tightly as you want the peach to poach.

Pop on the BBQ for about 1/2 hour. Serve hot, delicious with ice-cream.

What is "Cream" Four?

Many irish baking recipes use "Cream" flour - this is unheard of outside Ireland and often leaves one heading straight for Google to find out exactly what type of flour it is.

Well Cream Flour is simply the name by which Odlums brand their plain flour - clever marketing by Odlums eh?

so "cream" = plain = general purpose flour.