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  • Cooking with Kevin Dundon & Kelly Proper

    Cooking with Kevin Dundon & Kelly Proper

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  • Smoked Salmon Gateau

    Smoked Salmon Gateau

    110 g/4 oz plain flour 1 small egg about 150 ml/1/4 pint milk sunflower oil, for frying 225 g/8oz smoked salmon slices 225 g/8oz cream cheese 1 tbsp snipped fresh chives juice of 1/2 lemon 25 g/1 oz baby salad leaves salt and freshly ground black pepper lemon wedges, to serve 2 – 3 tbsps Dalkey Mustard Dressing   To make the pancakes, sift the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt, then make a well in the […]

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  • American Pancakes

    American Pancakes

    AMERICAN PANCAKES 300g  plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 3 eggs 400ml buttermilk Knob butter Pinch Salt   1 tsp sunflower oil for frying   Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.  Beat the eggs with the milk, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk to make a thick smooth batter.  Beat in the melted butter. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying […]

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  • Orange Drizzle Cake

    Orange Drizzle Cake

    This dessert is a very fresh and tasty option. I love this light fluffy sponge. If desired you can bake the mixture in a 2lb loaf tin but you will need to adjust the cooking time (approx 50-60mins at 160C)     Cake Mixture: 225g/8oz butter 225g/8oz caster sugar Zest of 2 oranges 4 large eggs 250g/9oz self raising flour (or plain flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder)   Topping: 3 tablespoons icing sugar Juice of 1 orange   […]

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  • Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

    Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

    200g Chocolate Pieces (either Milk, Dark or White Chocolate) 1 Can (375g) Condensed Milk 100g Butter, at room temperature 200g Brown Sugar 100g of white chocolate 75g of selection of roasted nuts to decorate Grease and line with parchment paper a 7.5cm x 25cm baking tray, allowing the paper to slightly overhang over the edges. Pour the condensed milk in a heavy based saucepan and add the butter and sugar. Cook over a moderate heat stirring continuously until the mixture […]

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  • Traditional Brown Bread

    Traditional Brown Bread

    Sometimes I add in some pine nuts, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, fennel, and caraway seeds for a healthy crunchy finish. Diced dried apricots and sultanas add an unusual finish to the bread also. 12ozs/350g wholemeal flour 2ozs/50g plain flour 2oz/50g porridge oats Pinch salt 2 level teaspoon bread soda 2 large eggs 1 dessertspoon of sunflower oil 18flozs/500ml buttermilk. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas Mark 3 Put the flours, sieved bread soda, salt and porridge oats into a large mixing bowl […]

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  • Mushroom stuffed Fillet of Chicken

    Mushroom stuffed Fillet of Chicken

    Serves 4 Chicken and mushroom, this easy to make dish is quick and easy! 4 Chicken Fillets (approx 175g each) 2 tsp olive oil 150g button mushrooms, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 50g Wholemeal Breadcrumbs 50g fresh basil 10 ml Water Seasoning Preheat the oven to 180C, line a roasting tray with baking paper. Place the fillets on a chopping board and using a sharp knife butterfly the fillets, gently make vertical cuts halfway through the thick part of […]

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  • Lobster Buttered Soup

    Lobster Buttered Soup

    1 lobster (approx weight 750g ) 300g mussels 150ml White Wine Broth 100ml mussel/lobster liquid 1 tbsp lemon juice 50ml double cream 150g butter Froth 150ml skimmed milk 1 tbsp honey 1 egg Pinch of salt To Serve: 2 tsp caviar a few sea vegetables or samphire Poach the lobster in a pan of boiling water for 10 – 12 minutes, then remove from the liquid and crack the shell to remove the flesh. Preheat a pan until smoking hot. […]

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  • Cashel Blue Cheese Salad

    Cashel Blue Cheese Salad

    Serves 4 Cashel Blue cheese is Ireland’s first farmhouse blue cheese, it is very versatile with many culinary uses as it has a slightly creamier consistency and lower salt content than most other blue cheeses 500g Mixed Salad Leaves, cleaned and washed 1 bunch Watercress cleaned and washed 100g crumbled Cashel blue cheese 25g Pecans/Walnuts, caramelized 100g prosciutto, thinly sliced 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 100g Raspberries Viniagrette 100g Raspberries 1 Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Honey 100ml olive oil Salt and […]

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  • Chocolate Fondants

    Chocolate Fondants

    Serves 4 A good chocolate fondant is hot and intense with a meltingly soft centre. 110 g butter 200 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 3 eggs, separated 110 g caster sugar 30g plain flour Pouring cream, to serve Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Generously butter 4 pudding basins or ramekins.(using 25g) Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining 85g of butter until […]

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