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Top 3 tips for the perfect family picnic!

July 15th, 2015

Have a ‘Ready to Go’ Picnic Bag The secret to having a spontaneous family picnic is to be prepared. Having a bag filled with picnic essentials like paper/plastic plates and cups, flask, wipes, sunscreen and a blanket, makes it so much easier to get everything else prepared. A picnic hamper is ideal but if you don’t have one, use a cooler bag or back pack. If you really want a picnic basket, Avonmore is currently running a fabulous on-pack promotion to win a luxury picnic basket and blanket – just pick up a special bottle of Avonmore Fresh Cream and you could be in with the chance of winning! Get the kids involved Kids love being given the opportunity to cook, so why not let them get involved in preparing their own picnic goodies. Give the kids little jobs like Keep Reading →

Summer Whipped Cream

May 29th, 2015

Inspired by sunshine and summertime fun, we’ve taken our delicious freshly whipped cream and added a delightful burst of vanilla to bring you the ultimate summer taste. With all the flavour of vanilla ice-cream and the luxurious velvety texture of cream, Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite summer dessert. Summer Whipped Cream is perfect with strawberries, Eton mess or even as a replacement for ice-cream in a knickerbocker glory. Ideal for picnics as it doesn’t have to be frozen, just pop it in a cooler bag and it’s good to go. Summer Whipped Cream appeals to both adults and kids alike & making it perfect for any family occasion. This limited edition product will only be available until the end of August, so grab it while you can. Why not try some today and be Keep Reading →

Our Monthly Recipes

April 16th, 2015

With May just around the corner, and the first batch of strawberries being harvested, now is the perfect time to try out some new desserts, using the freshest produce. Why not try your hand at our delicious rhubarb sponge by celebrity chef Rozanne Stevens, filled with tasty rhubarb that is now in its prime. With just 20 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes to cook it’s perfect for lazy summer afternoons, all you have to decide is whether you would like to enjoy it with Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream or Luxury Custard. Check out our other recipes of the month which are strawberry shortcakes, the perfect dish for your first strawberries of the season and our crab tart, which is light, filling and bursting with flavour.

WINNERS

April 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of 5 x Hampers & Co. Gift Baskets: Deirdre Barton Vivienne O’Brien Kathy Savage Kevin Cockburn Moria O’Mahony Thank you to everyone who entered.  

An Alternative Easter Feast

March 18th, 2015

If you are planning cooking an Easter Feast and you do not want to cook meat or want to try something different we have the perfect menu for you. Get all the tips you need for cooking for a crowd here Starters: A beautiful light smoked salmon starter, created by Kevin Dundon, will be sure to impress your guests Click Here   Mains: A beautiful pan fried hake with lemon butter sauce Click Here   Dessert: Indulge in our triple chocolate Easter cake served with Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream Click Here

Top 5 Avonmore Easter Desserts

March 18th, 2015

Indulge this Easter with our Top 5 Easter Desserts 5. A delicious carrot cake that’s not just for Easter Click Here     4. Our indulgent triple chocolate Easter cake is every chocolate lovers dream Click Here     3. Our beautiful passionfruit cream posset created by Rozanne Stevens is light and will go down a treat with your guests Click Here     2. Try our coffee chocolate meringues for the perfect after dinner delight Click Here     1. One of our favourite’s is our Easter Egg Chocolate Tart. Both adults and children alike will love this dessert Click Here

Planning Your Easter Feast

March 18th, 2015

If you are planning to cook for a crowd this Easter the first rule is – don’t panic. The key to cooking for a crowd is planning and preparation. Plan your whole meal from start to finish. Work out what dish you are going to have for starters, mains and of course dessert. Make sure these are dishes you have tried before so you are comfortable making them. Choose dishes you can make ahead even if it’s just the starter and desserts. This will save on time and stress during the day. Once you have planned your meal, write a shopping list – this will prevent overspending, impulse buys and food wastage. If you are cooking meat go to your local butcher as you can always great value and your local butcher will always have great tips on how to Keep Reading →

Here are our top 5 picks for you to enjoy on St Patrick’s Day

March 4th, 2015

Sizzling Steak & Mustard Sauce Click Here     Creamy Sage & Mustard Pork Chops Click Here     Roast Lamb with Mint Cream Sauce Click Here     Cottage Pie Click Here     Goulash Click Here Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Top 5 Mother’s Day Desserts

March 4th, 2015

Here are our Top 5 Mother’s Day desserts that will go down a treat.     Pavlova Click Here     Passionfruit Cream Posset Click Here     Chocolate Pots & Nutty Biscuits Click Here     Full of Flavour Shortcake Click Here     Strawberries & Cream Click Here

Mother’s Day Treat

March 4th, 2015

Mothering Sunday comes around once a year, it’s a time for us all to show our Mums how much they mean to us. Why not treat your Mum to a home cooked meal that will be sure to impress her. As you will want to spend time with your Mum and not slaving away in the kitchen all day we have put together a quick and easy menu.   Starters: Click Here     Mains: Click Here     Dessert: Click Here     Happy Mother’s Day

Pancake Tuesday

February 13th, 2015

Frying pans at the ready and get ready to start flipping! Pancake Tuesday falls on 17th February this year. Also known as Shrove Tuesday the tradition started as it is the day before the first day of Lent. It is celebrated with stacks of pancakes or crepes topped with delicious sauces and toppings. We have put together our top 3 pancakes: 3.) Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce Click Here     2.) Mini Blueberry Pancakes Click Here     1.) Pancakes with Chocolate & Cream Click Here

Cook With Avonmore is now on Instagram!

February 5th, 2015

Why not head on over to our brand new instagram page to check out our competition? With one hamper to be won every week for the next six weeks why don’t you try your hand at a new recipe or an old favourite? All you have to do is upload your creation using Avonmore products to be in with a chance to win. Instagram Terms and Conditions Open to entrants from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. Competition will commence on February 2nd 2015 and will conclude on March 2nd 2015. Glanbia plc. Takes no responsibility for posts that fail to reach us. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Weekly winners will be announced on our Instagram page every Monday for the previous week. Each entrant also confirms that anyone depicted in an entry has given Keep Reading →

Top 10 Valentine’s Desserts

February 2nd, 2015

Here are our top 10 Valentine’s Desserts 10. Profiteroles Click here for recipe     9. Red Velvet Souffles Click here for recipe     8. Raspberry Shortbread With Orange & Vanilla Cream Click here for recipe     7. Pavlova Click here for recipe     6. Crunchy Raspberry Creams Click here for recipes     5. Coffee Meringues with Cream & Chocolate Click here for recipe     4. Passionfruit Cream Posset Click here for recipe     3. Romantic Raspberry Cheesecake Click here for recipe     2. Super Easy Banoffee Ice cream Pie Click here for recipe     1. Catherine Fulvio’s Raspberry Chocolate Meringue Tower Click here for recipe

The Perfect Valentine’s Meal

February 2nd, 2015

Treat that someone special to an amazing meal at home. Don’t panic we will help you whip up a fantastic meal from start to finish. To make sure the evening goes well we have put together our top 5 tips: 1.) Plan Plan Plan Make sure you plan ahead. Know what you are going to cook and write your shopping list. 2.) Preparation Prepare what you can in advance, this will mean you will be less stressed when you are making the remaining elements of each dish. 3.) Know your dish Now is not the time to try out some new dishes. Cook dishes you know and have cooked before 4.) Presentation This is not just any meal you are making so put in some time to presenting your food well. This will be sure to impress that special guest. Keep Reading →

Festive Tips from Rozanne Stevens

December 22nd, 2014

We have teamed up with Rozanne Stevens to bring you some top festive tips. Check out her top tips for last minute nibbles here: Last minute nibbles: Over the festive season there are constantly people dropping in for a Christmas drink unexpectedly. Pretty much for the month of December you are expected to be on your toes and have a few nibbles on hand that you can put together at the last minute. My favourite easy nibble platter is a cheese board. Ireland has so many gorgeous cheeses that you are spoilt for choice. Even one really good cheese will do, but three or four are plenty for a feast. Add some high quality crackers, fresh grapes and apple slices, dried figs and apricots and walnuts and you’re on your way. I always add a lovely chutney or jelly such Keep Reading →

Festive Tips with Rozanne

December 15th, 2014

We have teamed up with Rozanne Stevens to bring you some top tips on cooking the perfect turkey and ham with delicious gravy: Succulent turkey: Turkey is a must have on most Christmas dinner tables. But it also causes the most angst as it takes so long to cook, taking up your whole oven. And the breast meat has tendency to be dry if not properly tended. The first step is to make sure that your turkey is completely defrosted if it is frozen. Leave to thaw out for 24 hours in the fridge, not on a work top. Next, check the weight of the turkey before removing the packaging and giblets and pat the turkey dry with kitchen paper. Categorically do not wash the turkey in the kitchen sink! This serves no purpose and actually spreads raw turkey juices Keep Reading →

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