Summerhill Honey, Lemon & Cardamom Granola

Summerhill Honey, Lemon & Cardamom Granola

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Oh Honey! This granola recipe is zesty, aromatic, crunchy, sweet and nutty… it’s gorgeous served with yogurt and rhubarb compote for breakfast, or for making snack bars and makes a great topping on a fruit crumble too. The ingredients are a celebration of local landscapes; my own native Orchard County, Armagh, the rolling hills of County Down and the bright yellow fields of Limavady where Broighter Gold‘s Rapeseed oil is harvested.

Fred from Summerhill honey has been keeping bees for over 8 years now and has maintained a local strain of bees who’ve become accustomed to our inherently erratic weather. They’re a hard working brood and during spring they forage around the orchards in Armagh helping to pollinate the cider apple trees – that keeps them going until the summer blossoms start to bloom in Co. Down where they return to forage on clover and Blackberry blossoms.

I appreciate the passion and effort of people like Fred and we need more people like him to help preserve our Bee populations because they are under threat. The number of bees is expected to fall by a third across the island and yet they play such a critical role in our agricultural industry and our food supply chain. Without them, we can’t grow fruit… our apple farmers depend on bees to pollinate their crops and there are new initiatives to help grow Bee populations – you can learn more about how to help here. I like to help my local bee communities by buying local honey from producers to help support their cost of keeping bees in the area.

I picked Summerhill honey up in Arcadia Deli and Fred tells me the honey is also stocked in Indie Fude, Bridewell coffee shop, Goodness Health and The Courtyard. His honey took 1st prize in the Ulster Beekeepers honey show, 2017 and also 1st prize in the Comber Flower Show – you really don’t need to make this granola to enjoy the best of this honey, but I think you’ll enjoy it all the same if you do!

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Summerhill Honey, Lemon & Cardamom Granola

Makes: 10 servings – stored in an airtight container the Granola will keep for 2 weeks

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

380g Rolled oats

2 Lemons, squeezed & zested

50mL Broighter gold lemon oil

200g Summerhill honey

100g Roasted chopped hazelnuts

100g Sliced almonds

2 teaspoons Ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

Pinch salt

Method

  1. Whisk the lemon juice, zest, oil and honey in a bowl until the ingredients are well-mixed (warm the honey until it runs if it’s solid at first).
  2. Mix the oats, hazelnuts, almonds, cardamom, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mix and combine well so all of the dry mix is coated.
  4. Spread the mixture onto a baking try lined with baking paper or a silicone sheet – my mix volume needed two baking trays.
  5. Bake for 1hr at 120⁰C tossing the mixture every 15 mins to ensure an even bake.
  6. Allow the mix to chill before serving with rhubarb compote and yogurt.
  7. Best served in good company on a lazy Sunday morning!

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Chocolate, Rosemary & Sea Salt Pots

Chocolate, Rosemary & Sea Salt Pots

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A couple of years ago, a friend from home moved in with me while she was working near Belfast. What started off as a connection born from home quickly grew into a friendship seasoned with tasty home cooked meals, Game of Thrones feast nights and red, red wine… a few bottles were harmed in the making of this friendship! She gave me an incredible book a couple of years ago that has really shifted my approach to recipe building. The book, written by Niki Segnit, published in 2010 is called “The Flavour Thesaurus: Pairings, recipes and ideas for the creative cook”. In it is a collection of over 4,000 flavour pairings. Some classic, some really unusual! Both for beer and food, this book has served up some inspiring flavour combinations for me to try.

The Flavour Thesaurus. Pairings, recipes and ideas for the creative cook

I was searching through Niki’s book for inspiration for rosemary and chocolate recipes having picked up a bar of dark chocolate made by Cobden + Brown and rosemary infused sea salt made by Red Dog Foods in Arcadia Deli on the Lisburn Rd. The flavour thesaurus listed a simple recipe for a rosemary infused creamy chocolate desert, originally credited to chef David Wilson and I added a sprinkle of rosemary infused sea salt as garnish to contrast the sweetness in the dish.

Caroline and Tony, the couple behind Cobden + Brown have been making chocolate since 2013. Their son, Jonathan was diagnosed with Coeliac disease and an allergy to eggs and Caroline, who had been making all his meals from scratch thought she’d give chocolate making a whirl with Jonathan as chief recipe taster! Together, they’ve done a great job at picking the best formulations and now Cobden + Brown produce award-winning, allergen-free, specifically gluten-free and egg-free, chocolate in Lurgan. Some of their dark chocolates are dairy free too and suitable for Vegans. For this recipe we used their award winning 70% dark chocolate single origin Ecuadorian.

If you’ve followed our blog before, you know we love Red Dog Foods who make the rosemary infused sea salt. We used their Southern Sauce with English mustard in this recipe for chicken wings with MFC’s baby buck cheese – soooo good! Barbara Ann and Paul, the couple behind Red Dog, are BBQ masters and have a range of sauces, salts and BBQ rubs. This rosemary infused sea salt was delicious with this sweet recipe, but would make a great addition to rosemary salted fries/chips, rosemary roast potatoes and the obvious rosemary salted lamb chops.

This is a simple recipe, a rich desert and an unusual combination of flavours that work beautifully together. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I did!

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Chocolate, Rosemary & Sea Salt Pots

Makes: 6-8 servings (keep the servings small – it’s a rich recipe!)

Preparation time: 20 mins

Chilling time 2-3hrs

 

Ingredients

250g caster sugar

250ml dry white wine

juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon

600mL double cream

2 large whole stems of rosemary

165g Cobden+Brown dark chocolate, grated

25g Cobden+Brown dark chocolate, grated for decoration

Pinch of Red Dog rosemary sea salt

 

Method

  1. In a hot pan, heat the sugar, white wine and lemon juice until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the rosemary stems to the pan and pour in the cream and simmer.
  3. Add 165g of grated dark chocolate and stir on a medium heat until the chocolate dissolves and the mixture simmers again.
  4. Remove the rosemary stems, pour the mixture through a sieve to catch any rosemary stems remaining.
  5. Pour the mixture into small serving glasses and chill for 2-3 hours.
  6. Once the mixture has set, sprinkle grated dark chocolate and rosemary sea salt to serve.
  7. Best enjoyed in good company!

 

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Competition Time – Win a pair of tickets to Belfast’s ABV Beer Festival!

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Beer lovers! Let’s celebrate the return of Ireland’s best craft beer festival, ABV Fest with two ticket giveaways! If you made it to last year’s festival down in the old shipyard drawing offices, you’ll remember the character of the venue, an historical space to celebrate the tradition and art of brewing. We raised our glasses to beer and cider makers up and down the country and old and new friends from breweries from near and far traveled to keep us company. We had some of the best local food producers fill our bellies while we soaked up the atmosphere of ABV15; it was gorgeous!

This year’s venue is Belfast’s inspirational Carlisle Memorial Church; a relaxed and historical space for congregation, contemplation and appreciation of fermentation! Some of our favourite breweries have been creating some special brews just for the occasion!

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Saturday’s sessions on the 3rd of September. One pair for the afternoon session running from midday to 5pm and a second pair for the evening session running from 6pm to midnight.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair, all you have to do is follow @SculleryMade and like our ABV post on either Facebook, Instagram or The Twatter. We’ll draw the winners on Sunday the 28th of August and winners will be notified on social media and if you don’t win a pair here, don’t miss out! All losers can buy a pair of tickets here*! 🙂

*No sore losers allowed!

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Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

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Tomato season will soon be here & we’ll have an abundance of fresh, sweet juicy tomatoes from the veggie patch. This recipe is quick and easy, packed with flavour and goodness. Served straight up with basil-infused rapeseed oil from Broighter Gold it looks and tastes great! There’s no cooking needed either, so no pots to clean! Enjoy!

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Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

Ingredients

Serves #: 4

Ingredients

600g Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

2 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed

1 Tablespoon of Broighter Gold Lemon Infused Rapeseed Oil

1 Tablespoon of Broighter Gold Basil Infused Rapeseed Oil

Juice and Grated Rind of 1 Lemon

Salt & Pepper Seasoning

Fresh basil leaves or parsley

 

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Method

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Blitz the tomatoes, garlic, lemon oil, lemon juice, lemon rind and seasoning in a blender until smooth.

Pour the gazpacho into four glasses and drizzle some basil infused oil over the gazpacho and finish off with some fresh basil or parsley leaves on top.

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

The time is nigh; celebrate the thigh! These days we don’t cook nearly enough with chicken thighs. Somewhere in the passing of time, the breast was given a gold star and red carpet treatment, wings followed in second place, leaving the thigh trailing behind and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why!

Chicken Thigh. It’s like a bigger, juicier, crispier wing.  Rich, dark, juicy chicken, wrapped in a crackled, crispy, salty skin. What. Is. Not. To. Like.?!

This recipe was inspired by Spanish tapas I had in Barcelona when I was there for non-maid duties (I’m a Scientist, and my job forces me to travel to sunny places like Spain… do your homework kids!! It’s worth it, I tell ya!). The dish they served to share was overflowing with prawns, mussels & cockles in a tomato sauce with fresh coriander and lemon juice, but I do love a chicken thigh and I thought they’d make a great substitute for this dish when I was cooking for family who suffer from death by prawns.

It’s fresh but smokey, warm but zesty and is simple but full of flavour, give it a go! It pairs well with a side dish of potatoes, peas and black pudding (recipe over here!)… I hope it inspires you to embrace the thigh; it’s time!

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 4: 

8 Chicken Thighs (Skin on)

2 Medium Fennel Bulbs, Sliced

250g Passatta Sauce

250mL Chicken Stock

1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Birdseye Chilli, Chopped

3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic, Thinly Sliced

1 Tsp Brown Sugar

30g Fresh Coriander, Chopped

30g Fresh Basil, Chopped

Grated Rind & Juice of 1 Lemon

2 Tbsp Broighter Gold Lemon Oil

 

Method

Preparation time: 1 hour 

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes 

Calories per serving: 301 Calories per serving (5.2g sugar)

 

Marinade the chicken, paprika, cinnamon, salt, lemon rind & 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl in the fridge for 1 hour before cooking.

In a hot, oiled pan, brown the marinated chicken thighs, skin side down first before turning to brown on the other side.

Remove the browned chicken thighs from the pan and leave to one side.

Add the fennel to the pan and cook until it softens.

Add the brown sugar, garlic, chilli, passata, stock and lemon juice to the pan and stir well.

Place the chicken thighs skin side up into the tomato sauce. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for an additional 25-30 minutes.

Garnish the dish with freshly chopped coriander and basil before serving with Black Pudding, Fried New Potatoes & Peas…!

Bueno!

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Baked Cavanbert; be my cheesy Valentine!

Baked Cavanbert; be my cheesy Valentine!

Romance is in the air…My dear Cavanbert, it’s time I tell you how I really feel. You wheeled on into my life on a crisp September Saturday morning, all mouldy and a little stanky. I thought you were a once-off. A visitor on my cheeseboard, perched up next to a piece of Young buck and a tangy goat’s cheese. That was before I knew what I now know. And, well… now, you’re that wheel in the distance I hope to recognize.

Cavanbert, made by Silke Cropp, outside Belturbet, Co. Cavan is made with raw cow’s milk, and pays a fine tribute to the soft Camembert style. It’s a beautifully creamy, pungently lactic raw cheese. In my humble opinion, it is best served baked. A baked ‘bert is hard to beat but a baked Cavanbert, with thin slices of raw garlic and sprigs of fresh rosemary is the greatest union and served up with a rich Stout, like Boundary Brewing’s chocolate-heavy Stout will melt you to the core!

This dish tests patience and requires restraint… when you unwrap your Cavanbert you’ll be tempted to cut through the chalky white skin and sneak a bite of it’s delicious creamy centre… don’t! Patiently place thin slices of raw garlic and sprigs of fresh rosemary throughout the cheese and leave to bake at 150oC or lower for 40-60 minutes until the centre bubbles up like a white-hot liquid lava. Serve immediately with thinly sliced crusty baguettes for dunking and wash it down with an equally flavoursome beer like a rich stout, an imperial stout or an aged porter and feel the love!

 

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Baked Cavanbert; be my cheesy Valentine!

Ingredients

Serves 2 or one if you’re lonely.

 

1 Wheel of Cavanbert Cheese (Corleggy Cheeses, Cavan)

2 Cloves of Garlic, Thinly Sliced

1 Sprig of Fresh Rosemary

 

To serve:

1 Crusty Baguette, sliced

Cracked black pepper

A couple of bottles of Boundary Brewing Stout

 

Method

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Calories per serving: it’s melted cheese, from Cavan. It doesn’t calorie.

 

 

Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

Pierce the cheese and insert the thin slices of garlic and individual pines of rosemary throughout the wheel.

Bake the cheese in the pre-heated oven for 40-60 minutes.

Serve bubbling hot with thinly sliced, crusty baguettes and wash it down with Boundary Brewing’s export Stout.

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Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Creme Fraiche

 

Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Creme Fraiche

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Pancake Tuesday is upon us! Growing up, it was the greatest thing, for one day a year, to be allowed to eat Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and as a snack any hour in between. As a kid, one pancake Tuesday stands out for me above all others. Like this year, it fell early in February and we’d had a heavy snowfall making our road unsafe to drive, so school was out for all us kids on the road! We spent our pancake-fueled day sledding, building snow men and avoiding snowball grenades launched by my brother and his mates…we finished the day with all the Forest Rd. neighbours gathering in our warm kitchen to tackle mountains of home-cooked pancakes for one final feast! Those endless pancake-peaks were never finished … we were defeated in the end. Stuffed, satisfied and sorry to see the day’s end.

Back then, we all favoured sweeter toppings like butter & golden syrup, icing sugar & lemon juice or chocolate spread over savoury toppings; so as a tribute to that sweeter palate, I’ve shared a sweet strawberry pancake recipe over here. But these days, I’d prefer a savoury topping so, below I’m sharing a recipe for pancakes with Dulse Abernethy Butter, smoked salmon, dill & lemon creme fraiche. The recipe calls for melted butter in the pancake batter, so I’ve used plain Abernethy Butter in the batter as I split this batter for a sweet and a savoury recipe, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use Smoked Abernethy Butter or Dulse Abernethy Butter instead. To add to the savoury & salty flavour of this recipe, I spread a knob of their Dulse butter on the warm pancakes before topping with the smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche.

The pancake recipe below is traditionally called a “drop scone” recipe and makes a risen, fluffy pancake with little air pockets throughout; a note to butter-lovers, those little air pockets form great butter wells!

With Super Bowl Sunday also coming up, this pancake batter could also make a great base for savoury Super Bowl snacks and, if you’re thinking of making some pulled pork, or pulled beef brisket you could serve it up on these pancakes and use Smoked Abernethy Butter on the pancakes to add to a smokey flavour of the snack!

Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Creme Fraiche

Ingredients

Serves 4:

 

For the Pancakes:

100g Self Raising Flour

30g Caster Sugar

1 Egg, Whisked

50g Melted Abernethy Butter

125mL Semi-Skimmed Milk

Rapeseed oil for frying

 

For the Creme Fraiche Dressing:

100mL Creme Fraiche

Chopped handful of fresh Dill

Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon

 

1 Knob of Dulse & Sea Salted Abernethy Butter

150g Smoked Salmon to Serve

 

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Method

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes 

Calories per serving: 333 Calories per serving (2 x pancakes each)

 

Mix the flour & sugar in a bowl and make a well to whisk in the egg, melted butter and a dash of milk.

Gradually whisk in the remainder of the milk to form a smooth batter.

Pour a tablespoon of batter onto a lightly oiled pan on a medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes until air bubbles start to appear on the surface.

Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 mins until golden brown underneath.

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To prepare the creme fraiche dressing, roughly chop the fresh dill and mix into the creme fraiche before adding the zest and juice of one lemon.

To serve, butter the warm pancakes, top with smoked salmon and a spoonful of creme fraiche dressing.

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Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Creme Fraiche & A Sticky, Tart Strawberry & Lemon Sauce

Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Creme Fraiche & A Sticky, Tart Strawberry & Lemon Sauce

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Delicious, fluffy golden pancakes topped with tangy creme fraiche & a sticky, tart strawberry & lemon sauce. Yours. For keeps. For Pancake Tuesday, or any day! Bon appetit!

Abernethy Butter Pancakes with Creme Fraiche & A Sticky, Tart Strawberry & Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 4: 

For the Pancakes:

100g Self Raising Flour

40g Caster Sugar

1 Egg, Whisked

50g Melted Abernethy Butter

125mL Semi-Skimmed Milk

Rapeseed oil for frying

 

For the Sticky, Tart Strawberry & Lemon Sauce:

150g Strawberries, Sliced

Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon

1 tbsp Dark Muscovado Sugar

1 tbsp Water

100mL Creme Fraiche to serve

 

Method

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Cooling time: 15 minutes 

Calories per serving: 363 Calories per serving (2 x pancakes each)

To prepare the sticky, tart strawberry & lemon sauce, on a high heat, cook the strawberries, sugar, water, lemon juice and zest in a pan until the strawberries soften. Leave to cool in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.

To prepare the pancakes, mix the flour & sugar in a bowl and make a well to whisk in the egg, melted butter and a dash of milk.

Gradually whisk in the remainder of the milk to form a smooth batter.

Pour a tablespoon of batter onto a lightly oiled pan on a medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes until air bubbles start to appear on the surface.

Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 mins until golden brown underneath.

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To serve, place a dollop of creme fraiche on the warm pancakes and cover with the chilled, sticky, tart strawberry and lemon sauce. Enjoy!!

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Belfast Black Pudding Bites

Belfast Black Pudding Bites

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Black pudding in a crunchy shell. Smooth, soft, spicy centre. Can’t be good for you…

Wrong! The word is out; black pudding is good for you! So we’re sharing a wee recipe for some bite-sized, super-snacks to keep you going, at the gym*, in the kitchen, or during a marathon … beer session!

*Not advised. Don’t trust any nutritional advice from this Scullery!

This recipe came about to use up some left-over pudding after making some delicious Black Pudding Scotch eggs (that recipe is on it’s way). Here we’ve used our own SculleryMade Belfast Black Pudding, Black Lava which has a blend of chilli, smoked paprika, coffee and cocoa. If you can’t get some of our pudding in your hands, we’d suggest using a soft black pudding as a substitute, or mixing a solid pudding with equal portions of sausage meat and seasoning with chilli and smoked paprika.

These are quick and easy to make and with Superbowl Sunday just around the corner, they’ll make the perfect half-time super-snack!

Belfast Black Pudding Bites

Ingredients

Serves 6:

1 Whisked Cavanagh Free Range Egg

80g Plain Flour

300g Belfast Black Pudding – Black Lava (The Chilli One)

180g Breadcrumbs

Oil for frying

Salt & Pepper to season

 

Method

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes 

Calories per serving: 92 Calories per piece 

Soften the pudding with your hands and shape into small balls.

Heat the oil in the deep fryer to a high heat.

Coat the balls in flour, then in egg wash, followed by breadcrumbs and repeat the egg wash and breadcrumbs a second time to double-coat the pudding.

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Fry the pieces until crispy and golden brown.

Season before serving warm with home-made mayonnaise.

 

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Popcorn Pavlova with Sea Salted Caramel Sauce

Popcorn Pavlova with Sea Salted Caramel Sauce

Exactly a year ago today we launched this blog from our scullery to share recipes celebrating local produce and the people who put their time, effort and skill into creating them. To celebrate, we’re sharing our sea salt caramel & popcorn pavlova recipe fit for a Birthday party! This gluttonous, gorgeous, sweet, salty, sticky, crunchy dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Growing up in Forkhill no family BBQ was complete without heavy rain and a fruit Pavlova expertly baked by one of my Aunties to have a chewy gooey centre  and while my fondness for sweet treats has waned over the years in favour of savoury cheeses and meats, I can never pass on a Pav!

Aussies claim to have first created the Pavlova, although my Kiwi friends will dispute this to the death! The recipe below, is slightly modified from a recipe shared with me by an Irish-Australian, Owen and I daren’t dispute the origins of the Pav with this man!!

Owen’s tips for the perfect Pavlova base:

  1. Use a clean copper bowl to whisk the eggs (metal if copper isn’t available).
  2. Take your time adding the sugar and ensure the sugar granules are well-beaten into the egg whites. You can check for a glossy sheen on the peaks and the texture of the sugar granules will become less apparent (and less crunchy) when it’s well-beaten.
  3. Keep the temperature low and when the base has cooked let it come to room temperature over time, don’t immediately expose the cooked base to cooler air in the kitchen. Let it cool gradually in the oven and then move it to the bench in the kitchen.

Hopefully you’ll get the chance to try this recipe and you enjoy it as much as we did! Like anything shared in the Scullery, it tastes best in great company!

A big thanks to Owen for imparting these Pebbles of Pavlova wisdom!

Happy Birthday 2

 

Popcorn Pavlova with Sea Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 8:

 

For the meringue:

8 Egg Whites @ Room Temp

400g Granulated Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 tsp Cornflour

1 tsp White Wine Vinegar

1 sheet of Greaseproof Baking Paper

For the topping:

400mLs Whipping Cream

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 pot of En Place Salted Caramel Sauce

150g Salted Popcorn

150g Toffee Popcorn

150g Chocolate Pieces

 

 

Method

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hrs 10 minutes (including 2hr cooling time)

Calories per serving: 501 Calories (59.5g sugar)

Pre-heat the oven to 150*C.

Whisk the egg whites until firm. Gradually add the granulated sugar 50g at a time and whisk into the egg whites. When the mixture takes on a glossy appearance, and the crunch from the sugar granules disappears, sprinkle in the cornflour, vanilla essence and white wine vinegar, whisk in to mix well and the meringue mixture is ready to bake.

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Transfer the meringue mixture onto a piece of greaseproof paper and smooth into a circle before baking for one hour and 10 minutes at 150*C.

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Once baked, switch off the oven and without moving the meringue, leave it to cool in the oven for 1 further hour before removing to cool at room temperature for 1 hr.

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While the Pavlova cools, melt the jar of En Place Salted Caramel on a high heat in a pan until it comes to the boil.

Caramel

Mix the popcorn and chocolate in a large mixing bowl and pour over the melted caramel, mixing thoroughly. Leave to cool at room temperature.

Popcorn and choc

Whisk the cream until stiff and add the vanilla essence before spreading it over the Pavlova base and covering with the cooled popcorn, chocolate and salted caramel topping.

Immediately serve your chewy, gooey, salty, sweet, delicious popcorn pavlova!

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