• Rachel Allen's Irish Stout and Chocolate Melting Middles

    Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 8 minutes / Serves 4 Approximate cost per portion: £0.56p Calories per serving 357 / Fat per serving 28g Ingredients: • 75g (3oz) Kerrygold butter, now softer plus extra for greasing • 100g (4oz) plain chocolate, broken into pieces • 2 egg yolks • 2 whole eggs • 45g (1 1/2oz) dark brown sugar • 45ml (3 tbsp) Irish stout • 45g (1 1/2oz) plain flour • Icing sugar, for dusting Method: 1. Use a little Kerrygold butter, now softer to grease 4 individual pudding basins or large ramekin dishes. 2. Put the Kerrygold butter and chocolate into a large

  • Braised beef and champ pies

    Serves: 4 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 2 ½ - 3 hours Nutrition: 487 calories per serving Ingredients 75g (3oz) Kerrygold butter, now softer 500g (1lb 2oz) beef shin or stewing steak, trimmed and cut into chunks 2 tbsp plain flour 50g (2oz) pancetta lardons or streaky bacon, snipped into pieces 300ml (1/2 pint) Irish stout 400ml (14fl oz) beef stock 2 sprigs thyme 1 bay leaf 2 carrots, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 6 shallots, sliced 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 90ml (3fl oz) whole milk 6 spring onions, thinly sliced Salt and ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Heat a large flameproof casserole dish and add one

  • Irish Soda Bread recipe

    Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 30 minutes, plus cooling Makes 1 loaf Approximate cost of total ingredients (without salmon & dill): £2.28 Calories per serving (1/10th of loaf, spread with 10g butter) 254 / Fat per serving (1/10th of loaf, spread with butter) 9.3g Ingredients: • A little Kerrygold butter, now softer for greasing • 200g (7oz) plain white flour, plus extra, for sprinkling • 300g (11oz) plain wholemeal flour • 1 ½ tsp sea salt • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda • 500ml (16fl oz) buttermilk • Kerrygold butter, for spreading To serve (optional) • Smoked salmon • Dill sprigs, to

  • Irish TV chef Rachel Allen's recipes are perfect for St Patrick's Day

    Take the music to the kitchen this St Patrick's Day while you cook delicious, traditional recipes from the Emerald Isle's famous TV chef Rachel Allen. The Irish cooking queen, who has shared three mouthwatering recipes with HELLO! Online especially for the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint, is also a food writer and mum of two, as well as the author of four bestselling cookery books. Irish Soda Bread Add a touch of Irish flair to your cooking on Sunday by making classic Irish soda bread. It's amazingly quick and simple to make, and it tastes divine straight out of the oven