The Little Mill Blog Recipes

  • Aoibheanns Wholemeal Apple Cake

    by Kathy Purcell

    Apple Cake

    It’s baking season! Yes, its that that time of the year again..Christmas. A time when we not only allow ourselves to indulge but also have a little bit of spare time to really relax and bake new things for our friends and family.

    We are delighted to feature another one of our “Clash of the Cake 2016” winners here, Aoibheann Buebry created this delicious wholemeal apple cake recipe, which we are sharing with you here.

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  • The Little Mill Wholemeal Raspberry and Fresh Cream Cake - by Adele Beubry

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Raspberry and Fresh Cream Cake

    Want a deliciously fresh cake to impress your friends at the Christmas lunch? Look no further than our under 18’s winner of this years Clash of the Cakes competition. Adele Beubry’s Wholemeal Raspberry and Fresh Cream Cake was lauded by our judges for its texture, taste and presentation. The recipe is here, give it a go at home!

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  • Louisa's Plum and Blueberry Upside-Down Cake - Under 12 Clash of the Cakes Winning Cake Recipe

    by Kathy Purcell

    Plum and Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

    Kilkenny is known for the clash of the ash, but we think it can safely be said it also takes the honour of being the Cat’s Meow when it comes to baking too! This year’s Little Mill / Savour Kilkenny baking competition was the biggest ever. We called on the young people of Kilkenny to give us a clash of cakes and that is certainly what we got! We had 65 entries and the standard was way beyond anything we could have imagined. The judges job was extremely difficult, and although the task wasn’t easy, an overall winner under each age category was chosen (under 18 & under 12) plus a number of runner up cakes. We would like to share with you the recipes from the winning entries over the next couple of weeks. So here you go, first up Louisa Bedrani’s Plum and Blueberry Upside - Down Cake.

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  • It's Christmas Pudding Time!

    by Kathy Purcell

    Plum Pudding

    Traditionally in Ireland the plum pudding was made about mid-November, and it was customary for everyone in the family to stir it and make a wish. What better way to get it mixed just right! It’s a great way for using up old bread, and the wholemeal or spelt give it a great extra flavour compared to plain white breadcrumbs.

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  • Eoin goes back to school! Little Mill Bread Demo at Castlecomer Community School

    by Kathy Purcell

    Castlecomer School

    Its been a while since Eoin was in school, he was delighted to go back but this time to meet with the second year students from Castlecomer Community School. The little Mill visited the school to give a bread making demonstration and we are delighted to report that the future of baking is looking good if the interest and enthusiasm of this group was anything to go by. Of course it does help that their teacher Ms. Manning is a passionate foodie and baker and her energy is somewhat contagious!

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  • Sourdough Biscuits - A Sweet Treat this Sourdough September

    by Kathy Purcell

    Sourdough Biscuits

    This very simple recipe is made using your left over sourdough bread, by making it into sourdough breadcrumbs and then transforming them into a delicious sweet treat.

    It’s the end of Sourdough September soon, but we hope that you enjoying trying out some sourdough recipes and learning a bit more about it. Don’t forget if you want to continue on your sourdough journey keep your eye on www.realbreadireland.org

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  • Wholemeal Red Onion, Cheddar and Bacon Muffins

    by Kathy Purcell

    bacon cheese and onion

    These strong flavours work well together, but you can always play around with the combinations. Try spring onions instead of red, pancetta instead of bacon, and any strong cheese in place of the cheddar. Makes 12.

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  • Wholemeal Banana Muffins

    by Kathy Purcell

    Banana Muffins

    Working at The Little Mill means getting some really great perks…some days its bread, some days its cake. But we all were very pleased when Eoin (resident master baker and one half of foodie superstar couple) whipped up some Wholemeal Banana Muffins. I had the job of filming him making these and believe me, they are easy, delicious and made with healthy wholemeal…what’s not to like!

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  • Celebrate Sourdough September with the Little Mill's Cáca Donn Géar (Wholemeal Sourdough Bread)

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Sourdough bread

    We are delighted to have Eoin Jenkinson, Master Baker at The Little Mill give us his recipe to celebrate Sourdough September.

    This is not your typical sourdough bread, being Irish and loving everything Irish I wanted to create a recipe as authentic as possible utilising low gluten Irish flours and also our pinhead oats. Traditionally brown bread or soda bread was called “cáca donn”, brown cake so I have added the “géar” meaning sour. I have also used milk as dairy was a staple in the Irish diet even before the potato. I have used Velvet Cloud sheeps milk as it is a beautiful Irish artisan product.

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  • Wholemeal Courgette & Raisin Bread

    by Kathy Purcell

    courgette and raisin wholemeal bread

    This is one of the quickest bread recipes there is, so why not try it at home.

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