The Little Mill Blog recipes

  • Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

    A simple wholemeal hot cross bun recipe to make at home. Delicious warm hot cross buns with melted butter can be a great way to celebrate Easter and the kids can get involved.

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  • Wholemeal Carrot Cake

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Carrot Cake

    We are thrilled with the response that we have received last after featuring on #NevinsIrishfoodTrails. Here is the hotly requested recipe for Roberts Wholemeal Carrot cake.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Cinnamon Bun Recipe

    by Kathy Purcell

    Wholemeal Cinnamon Buns

    Thanks to Grace Quirke (aged 15) for this delicious recipe for Wholemeal Cinnamon Buns. Grace was the winner of our Savour Kilkenny Food Festival Junior baking competition. The judges were extremely impressed with her execution of this traditionally favourite treat.

    Why not have a go yourself? This recipe uses The Little Mill Plain Wholemeal Flour.

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