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Fat free breakfast loaf

Fat free breakfast loaf recipe

Elizabeth, B&B host of Castleview Farmouse has kindly shared a recipe for a fat free breakfast loaf that she likes to bake for her guests. It’s an easy to prepare, healthy breakfast option, that tastes really delicious served with sliced bananas!

IngredientsElizabeth, Castleview Farmhouse

225g/8oz Coarse Wholemeal Flour
300ml/1/2 Pint of Warm Tea
375g Packet of Fruit Mix
175g/6oz Soft Brown Sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Mixed Spice

Method

1. Preheat Oven to 180 C /350 F /gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 2 lb loaf tin.
2. Place the tea in a mixing bowl and add the fruit. Allow to soak for about 3 hours or overnight.
3. Mix in the sugar and eggs. Finally, stir in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Combine well.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until firm to the touch and and a knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and leave in tin for 5 minutes, then remove from tin and cool on a wire tray.
5. Serve warm or cold. Delicious with sliced bananas.

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Farmhouse Soda Bread Recipe

Farmhouse Brown Soda Bread Recipe

There is nothing quite like waking up to the smell of home-baking in an Irish Farmhouse B&B. It’s a lovely start to the day knowing that a delicious breakfast awaits that usually includes brown soda bread. Surprisingly, for bread that tastes so delightful, it’s extremely easy to make. Try our easy to prepare recipe for Farmhouse Brown Soda Bread and see for yourself the wonderful results!

Ingredients

1½ Ib white flourBake in the oven for 1.5 hours
5 ozs wholemeal flour
5 ozs bran
1 level teaspoon bread soda
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 level teaspoon cream of tartar
4 ozs melted butter
3 ozs brown or caster sugar
4 eggs – beaten
½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
¾ litre fresh milk
Seasame seeds to sprinkle on top

This mixture makes 4 x 2 Ib loaf tins.
Cook at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for about 1.5 hours

Method

  1. Sieve white flour and bread soda
  2. Add wholemeal flour, bran, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and nutmeg
  3. Mix to a wet dough with melted butter, eggs and fresh milk
  4. Divide equally between 4 greased 2 Ib loaf tins
  5. Sprinkle tops with seasame seeds
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 1½ hours or until cooked
  7. Cool on a wire tray

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Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew

Many thanks to Anne of Elmdale Farmhouse in Ennis, County Clare for this Beef and Guinness Stew Irish Farmhouse B&B recipe. It is so easy to prepare and all the family will love it!  It’s a popular dish in Ireland  and so most Irish pubs have Beef and Guinness Stew on their menu. Try it yourself before your visit to Ireland; you won’t believe how delicious it tastes!

Ingredients:

2 lbs of stewing beefIrishBeefGuinnessStew
2 ozs oil
4 ozs chopped bacon
1 oz flour
½ pint of Guinness
3 tablespoons brown vinegar
½ pint water
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
3-4 carrots – sliced
2 onions – sliced
4 oz mushrooms
2 cloves garlic – crushed

Method

Brown the beef and bacon in the oil
Transfer to a casserole dish, adding the vegetables, herbs, Guinness and vinegar
Make a paste with the flour and cold water, to use as a thickening agent, and add it to the oil in the pan
Add this sauce to the casserole and cook in the oven for 1 hour 50 minutes at 180c – 200 c

Tip: Serve with creamed mashed potatoes.
Day two – the stew tastes even better!

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