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MOMENTS
THE KERRYGOLD GUIDE TO GETTING
BACK TO THE PURE THINGS IN LIFE
                                                                           PURE
                                                                           MEMORIES
                                                                           It’s a wonder of life that it’s the simple things
                                                                           that give us the most pleasure.

PURE                                                                       Settling down with your favourite book in your cosiest pyjamas with a box
                                                                           of chocolates just for you or walking through the woods on a bright Autumn


GOLD                                                                       day, crunching through the leaves knowing that when you get home hot tea
                                                                           and buttered crumpets await, these are the things of which pure moments
                                                                           are made.
Kerrygold Softer Butter is churned with milk from the creameries in
                                                                           As passionate believers in the purity of our butter, we want to inspire you
Ireland, where the dairy cows graze on lush pasture, thanks to lots of
                                                                           to take time out of your hectic day and create your own pure moments.
rain, clean, fresh air and a mild, sunny climate.
                                                                           Moments that you have been so busy you have forgotten they existed.
Kerrygold Softer Butter tastes so creamy because it’s pure. Whilst
                                                                           We’d also love to hear your ideas for creating these special times. Email
many other “spreadable butters” make themselves spreadable by
                                                                           them to us at puremoments@kerrygold.co.uk and you will enter a monthly
adding up to a third vegetable oil, Kerrygold Softer Butter is 100% pure
                                                                           prize draw to win
butter, made softer naturally, meaning you don’t have to compromise
                                                                           a month’s supply
on the delicious 100% pure butter taste to get the convenience of
                                                                           of Kerrygold
spreadability.
                                                                           Softer Butter
                                                                           to help you
                                                                           create your
                                                                           own pure
                                                                           butter
                                                                           moments.*


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                                                                                                   Cosy up under the duvet for a family breakfast in
                                                                                                   bed together. Tea and toast (dripping with butter
                                                                                                   of course - why not try Kerrygold Lighter butter if
                                                                                                   you’re watching the post-Christmas calories) will
                                                                                                   hit the spot. You could also decorate the room
                                                                                                   with your homemade blossoms.



Spring days are longer, brighter, sunnier
and breezier – what we at Kerrygold                                      GET CREATIVE
call ‘great to be alive days’ - perfect                                  AT EASTER
for getting out in the fresh air.                                        Blow and decorate your own
                                                                         Easter eggs.
                                                                         Using a needle, make a small

                        TAKE A WALK You know winter has ended
                                                                         hole in the pointy end of the egg
                                                                         and a larger hole in the round
                                                                                                                 SPRING LAMBS
                        when you spot the first bloom of pink cherry     end. Blow the egg out and rinse        There is no better time in the year than
                        blossom. Go for a walk and enjoy the range of    thoroughly. Decorate with             spring to visit a farm and watch the new
                        beautiful shades of pink and white.              anything from paint and felt tips        born lambs find their feet. Get back to
                                                                         to ribbon and coloured sticky           nature at one of the farms in your area
                        CREATE YOUR OWN BLOSSOMS Help the                                                    where you can see and stroke the animals.
                                                                         paper. Great gifts for
                        children to make their own tissue paper          grandparents or friends.                    Check out www.kerrygold.co.uk
                        flowers:                                                                                         for suggested farm locations
                    1   Layer four or five sheets in
                        different shades of pink
                        and white tissue paper.
                   2    Cut into squares or rectangles.
                   3    Accordion-pleat the paper and wind a pipe
                        cleaner round the middle of the pleated paper.
                   4    Gently separate the layers and pull each layer
  4                                                                                                                                                5
                        up to the middle for an everlasting bouquet.
                                                                                              WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP
VEGETABLES                                                                                    & MACADAMIA NUT
Start your own vegetable patch. Plant parsnips                                          RS.
now for autumn soups and roasts. Plant
broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts for year-                       OY T
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round harvesting depending on the crop.                        ’RE       R       LA
                                                            YOU ON YOU T SP                   Ingredients
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5
                                                                                              85g Kerrygold Butter (softened)

            TIPS FOR PLANTING VEGETABLES                                                      135g caster sugar
                                                                                              1 egg
                                                                                              130g flour
                          Size doesn’t matter – rocket, chard, parsley, tomatoes,             2.5 g salt
                                                                                              67.5g Macadamia nuts
                          basil and chives grow well in pots on window sills,                 100g white chocolate chips or chopped bars
                          balconies or roof terraces
                          Grow ‘up’ (eg runner beans) as well as ‘out’ to get                 Method
                          more from the space you’ve got                                      Pre heat the oven to 1800C and line a baking sheet        If you are making the cookies for Easter, this mixture is
                                                                                              with grease proof paper.                                  very easy to handle and can be rolled out with a
                          Good bets for beginners are: onions, peas, peppers,                 Take the softened Kerrygold butter and place it into      rolling pin and then cut into different shapes - eg.
                          chard and tomatoes                                                  the bowl of an electric mixer, to which you have          Easter bunnies, chicks or eggs.
                                                                                              attached the paddle or beater blade. Cream the            Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes or until just
                          Plant two or more crops together that have different                Kerrygold butter together with the sugar until it         golden brown but the centre is still a little gooey.
                          habits, so they don’t compete for the same nutrients.               becomes light and fluffy.                                 Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays.
                          Tomatoes, peppers and basil are great together                      Add the egg and beat well to ensure that it is well       For Easter cookies, decorate with coloured icing and
                                                                                              incorporated.                                             then serve.
                          as are lettuce and radishes                                         Sift together the salt and the flour and then carefully
                          Crop rotation is                                                    fold this into the mixture, do this on the lowest speed   Makes 25 cookies. Nutritional information per cookie -
                                                                                              setting or by hand, so as not to cover your kitchen in    Calories: 107.3 kcal Protein: 1.3g Carbs: 11.6g
                          essential for successful vegetable growing                          a cloud of flour.                                         Fat: 6.5g Fibre: 0.2g
                                                                                              When all the flour has been added, stir in the
            Why not plant a selection of seeds and bulbs now for a                            chocolate drops and the chopped Macadamia nuts.
FLOWERS




            riot of summer colour. There is a great satisfaction                              You should now have quite a firm dough which is easy
                                                                                              to handle.
            in seeing something you have planted come alive.
                                                                                              Remove from the bowl and roll the mixture between
            Try Freesias and Gladioli in beds, borders and
                                                                                              your hands to create balls which can then be placed
            pots or Nasturtium and Saxifraga planted indoors                                  on to the baking sheet. The cookies can be as big or
            or out. Or how about growing sunflowers? Plant                                    as small as you like but remember that the mixture will
            the seeds now and in our summer section                                           spread out whilst cooking, so do not put them too
                    we’ll explain how to transfer                                             close together.
          6         them outside. A great first                                                                                                                                                         7
                    introduction to gardening.
PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE CHIP
COOKIES
Ingredients
67.5g Kerrygold butter (softened)
125g smooth peanut butter
52.5g caster sugar
60g dark brown sugar
1 egg
125g flour                                                                                                           There’s so much to do on our own doorsteps,
2.5g baking powder
87.5g small chocolate drops (dark chocolate)                                                                         why not make the most of it and have
Method                                                                                                               fun in the sun just a few
Pre heat the oven to 1800C and line a good sized            rolling pin and then cut into different shapes - e.g.    miles from home?
baking sheet with greaseproof paper.                        Easter bunnies, chicks or eggs.
Take the softened Kerrygold butter and place it into        Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes or until just gold-   FRUIT PICKING IS FUN and everyone
the bowl of an electric mixer, to which you have            en brown but the centre is still a little gooey.         will enjoy eating the fruits of their labour.
attached the paddle or beater blade. Cream the              Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays.
Kerrygold butter together with both types of sugar until
                                                                                                                     Gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and
                                                            For Easter cookies, decorate with coloured icing and
it becomes light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well      then serve.                                              blackberries are all in season in the summer
to ensure that it is well incorporated, turn the machine
                                                                                                                     months, as well as everyone’s favourite;
off and add the peanut butter, mix well.
Sift together the baking powder and the flour and then
                                                            Makes 25 cookies. Nutritional information per            strawberries. Use the fruits in smoothies,
                                                            cookie - Calories: 107.3 kcal Protein: 2.4g
carefully fold this into the mixture, do this on the low-   Carbs: 10g Fat: 6.5g Fibre: 0.5g
                                                                                                                     summer puddings, jam, or enjoy them
est speed setting or by hand, so as not to cover your                                                                just as they are.
kitchen in a cloud of flour.
When all the flour has been added, stir in the choco-
late drops, you should now have quite a firm dough
which is easy to handle.
Remove from the bowl and roll the mixture between
your hands to create balls which can then be placed
onto the baking sheet. The cookies can be as big or                                                                                           When they’re large enough to handle,
as small as you like but remember that the mixture will
spread out whilst cooking so do not put them too                                                                                              plant those sunflower seedlings you
close together.                                                                                                                               planted in Spring outside. Make sure
If you are making the cookies for Easter, this mixture is                                                                                     you stake them securely so they don’t
very easy to handle and can be rolled out with a
                                                                                                                                              keel over. Have a competition among
        8                                                                                                                                     friends and family to see whose         9
                                                                                                                                              sunflower grows to be the tallest.
                                                                DOWN ON                                             RUN!
Gen up on different
clouds and help the                                             THE BEACH                                            Use the Local Park or
                                                                                                                     beach for a family
kids to spot them.                                              There is something satisfying about strolling        sports day with
                                                                along the beach with the sand in your toes.          rounders, football,
There is nothing better
than lying back on                                              FIND A BEACH Check out the nearest                   running and jumping
                                              pass you by.
a sunny day and watching the different clouds                   unspoilt beach to you and make a family              competitions. Make
                                                                day of it – www.kerrygold.co.uk                      sure you take
                                                                has some suggestions.                                lots of
                                                                COLLECT SHELLS Take a leisurely walk                 pictures!
                                                                and collect shells to make a mobile –
                                                                a perfect reminder of a lovely day.
                                  Everyone loves a picnic       CREATE Choose a pebble and
PICNIC TIME                       and it doesn’t need to be
                                  a huge expedition. A stroll
                                                                decorate it as paperweight or a
                                                                stone ‘animal’.
                                  to the local park will be
                                  just as much fun. Dig out
                                   a posh tablecloth to make
                                   it even more special.




                                                                                                                GO FISHING
                                                                                                                It’s relaxing, peaceful and
                                                                                                                you might even bring home
                                                                                                                something for your tea!

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STRAWBERRY & MASCARPONE                                                                                               Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out half

FLAN                                                                                                                  into a sheet approximately 3cm thick.



Ingredients
Pastry
125g Kerrygold butter
250g plain flour
125g caster sugar                                                                                                     Brush the flan
2 eggs                                                                                                                case (or individual cases) with
Mascarpone cream                                                                                                      melted butter and then dust with a little flour to help
200g mascarpone                                                                                                       prevent the pastry sticking. Line with the pastry and then
200g double cream                                                                                                     bake blind (line the case with greaseproof paper and fill
50g icing sugar                                                                                                       with baking beans) in the oven, for 20-25 minutes until
1 vanilla pod or a few drops of extract                                                                               golden brown all over.
Strawberries
400g fresh and ripe English strawberries
150g caster sugar
150ml water


Method
                                                                                                                      Make the Mascarpone cream by whisking the double
Preheat the oven to 1800C.                                until it has started to thicken - the water will start to
                                                                                                                      cream with the icing sugar and the seeds from the
Firstly make the sweet pastry.                            evaporate and the liquid will start to resemble jam.
                                                                                                                      vanilla pod (remove seeds by splitting the pod in half
Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and   If you have a sugar thermometer, it will make this          length ways and using the back of a knife to scrape
fluffy, add the eggs one at a time beating each well      process a lot more accurate, as the temperature you         them out) until the cream is just able to hold its own
before adding the next, to ensure that everything is      need to reach is 1050C.                                     shape. In another bowl whisk the mascarpone just to
incorporated. After adding the eggs carefully, fold in                                                                soften it and then fold the whipped double cream into
the flour until the dough comes together, be careful                                                                  it. When it is all thoroughly mixed, place in the fridge
not to over work the pastry at this point or it will      When the syrup has reached this temperature,                to chill.
become tough when cooked. This can be made in a           carefully strain through a fine sieve or muslin to
                                                                                                                      When the tart cases are cooked, remove from the
mixer or by hand. Wrap the pastry in cling film and       remove any seeds, creating a bright red clear syrup.
                                                                                                                      oven and take out the baking beans. Allow the case to
refrigerate for 15 minutes.                               This process will give you a wonderful strawberry
                                                                                                                      cool and then fill with the chilled mascarpone cream
                                                          glaze and it’s always good to make these things from
Whilst the pastry is resting make the strawberry glaze.                                                               mixture.
                                                          scratch, however if you are pushed for time it could
Remove the sprigs from the top of the strawberries        be substituted for a jar of strawberry jam! Put this to     Cut the remaining strawberries in half and arrange
and cut 200g of them in half, combine them with the       one side for the time being.                                them on top of the cream with the pointed bottoms all        Makes 1 large flan or 12 small.
water and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil. Boil                                                                  pointing towards the centre.                                 Nutritional information per small flan -
the strawberry syrup for approximately 10 minutes                                                                                                                                  Calories: 422 kcal Protein: 4.9g Carbs: 50g
                                                                                                                      Warm the strawberry glaze or jam until it is just liquid.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Fat: 24.4g Fibre: 0.7g
                                                                                                                      Spoon or brush the strawberries with the glaze, leave
       12                                                                                                             them to set and then serve.                                                                            13
                                                                                                        HOW TO CARVE A PUMPKIN
                                                                                                        Scary pumpkin faces are a must for Halloween


                                                                                                              1 Withstem endknife cut a circle Use of
                                                                                                                the
                                                                                                                     a sharp
                                                                                                                             of the pumpkin.
                                                                                                                                               out

                                                                                                                  the top as a lid.

                                                                                                              2   Scrape out the seeds and pulp and
                                                                                                                  create a scary face by cutting out
                                                                                                                  eyes, a nose and a mouth.
The beauty of Autumn is that there are still
great outdoor days to be had, yet shorter                                                                     3 Discard inside the and place a
                                                                                                                tealight
                                                                                                                         the pieces

                                                                        A ghoulish ghost can be made with a       pumpkin to create
days mean that it’s good to get home,                                   white piece of cloth thrown over          an eerie glow.
                                                                        a balloon and tied underneath.
draw the curtains and enjoy being indoors.
                                                                        For costume ideas visit www.kerrygold.co.uk P.S.
              Nothing beats the spectacular array of colours created
              on a sunny Autumn day. The leaves are all about to fall
              and the skyline is a mix or autumn browns, oranges and
              burnt red.
              TAKE A WALK in your local forest where you can crunch                                             For
                                                                                                                    a
              over the fallen leaves and collect unusual conkers.                                               supp year-rou
                                                                                                            herb ly of fr nd
              PRESS SOME LEAVES Why not take some leaves home                                           indo s, grow esh
                                                                                                              o
              to press so you can remember the day, you could even                                     thym rs. Mint them
                                                                                                              e          ,p
              paint what you have seen. It’s therapeutic and captures                                  chiv , rosem arsley,
                                                                                                            e            a
                                                                                                     insid s can a ry and
              the moment.                                                                                              l
                                                                                                    and e as we l thrive
                                                                                                         will       ll
              ENJOY SOME HOT FOOD Most importantly when you                                         zing      add as out
                                                                                                          to yo an ext
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              are back home enjoy some                                                                   cook ur home a
              good old comfort food –                                                                          ing.
              a hot jacket potato with
              Kerrygold Softer butter is
 14           a sure way to warm you up.                                                                                                        15
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                                                                              MUFFINS
                                                                              Ingredients
    HOW TO CREATE                                                             75g Kerrygold butter melted and cooled slightly
      YOUR OWN                         FEED THE BIRDS                         175ml full fat milk
                                                                              85g porridge oats
     GUY FAWKES                    Treat the birds by making a bird feeder.   1 egg
                                                                              125g plain flour
  1. Stuff Guy’s clothes with                                                 3 tsp baking powder
  newspaper and straw and          Smother a pine cone with peanut
                                                                              75g caster sugar
  secure with string.              butter, roll it in birdseed, hang it up    3/4 tsp salt

  2. Prepare paper maché           and enjoy watching your new visitors.      1 tsp cinnamon
                                                                              Zest of 1 orange
  paste. Cover a blown up          If you’re more ambitious, melt 1lb lard    1 apple (Granny Smith) peeled cored and diced
  balloon with newspaper           and add a cup of hot water, two cups
  strips dipped in the paste.      of oatmeal, and a cup of flour and four    Method
  Decorate when dry.
                                   cups of wild seed. Let it set in a         Preheat the oven to 1800C/3500F/gas mark 4.
  3. Push a long wooden stick      coconut shell or plastic container that    In a bowl mix together the butter, milk, egg and sugar.
  into Guy’s neck and down the     you’ve put holes and string through.
  length of his body. Attach the                                              In a separate bowl sieve together the flour, baking
                                   Spend a day surveying the different        powder, cinnamon and salt and then stir in the oats
  head on top of the stick.
                                                                              (reserving a few to sprinkle on top of each muffin),
                                   bird species that visit your garden –
                                                                              apples and orange zest.
                                   you’ll be amazed at the variety.
                                                                              Pour the wet ingredients onto the flour mixture and


HARVEST
                                                                              fold together as quickly as possible trying not to over
                                                                              mix (over mixing will result in a heavy muffin instead of
                                                                              a light one).
It’s time to harvest some of                                                  When everything is mixed together, pour the mixture
your spring-planted                                                           into muffin cups, 3/4 fill each one, sprinkle the
                                                                              reserved oats on top and bake for 20-25 minutes
vegetables and make
                                                                              until well risen and golden brown.
delicious soups, stews and
casseroles, or just roast or
steam and serve with lashings                                                 Makes 12 muffins.
of butter. Nothing tastes better                                              Nutritional information per muffin - Calories: 114 kcal
                                                                              Protein: 3.0g Carbs: 21.8g Fat: 6.73g Fibre: 0.9g
than something you have grown
yourself, serve it with pride!
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GOATS CHEESE, PARSNIP, HONEY & THYME
MUFFINS
Ingredients
75g Kerrygold butter melted and cooled slightly
175ml full fat milk
50g porridge oats
1 egg
175g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
50g goats cheese diced or crumbled
                                                                                                                      When it’s snowing, everything looks
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper                                                                                                  beautiful and it’s fun to be outdoors.
1/2 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbsp clear honey
                                                                                                                      If the weather’s bad and it’s not really
1 parsnip peeled diced and blanched
1tbsp vegetable oil
                                                                                                                      fit to venture out, there are still lots of
Method
                                                                                                                      things you can do to keep everyone
Preheat the oven to 1800C/3500F/gas mark 4.                 When everything is mixed together pour the mixture        entertained.
Heat a frying pan and some vegetable oil and very           into muffin cups, 3/4 fill each one, sprinkle the
quickly fry the parsnips until golden brown, add the        reserved oats and thyme on top and bake for 20-25
honey and toss the parsnip to coat them all. Strain the     minutes until well risen and golden brown.
honey from parsnips and leave to cool down.                                                                                                                         HOME-MADE
In a bowl mix together the honey, melted butter, milk       Makes 12 muffins.
                                                            Nutritional information per muffin -
                                                                                                                                                                    CHRISTMAS
and egg.
In a separate bowl sieve together the flour, baking
                                                            Calories: 180.8 kcal Protein: 4.3g Carbs: 17.3g
                                                                                                                 CHRISTMAS MARKETS                                  DECORATIONS
                                                            Fat: 10.4g Fibre: 1.8g                                                                                  are better than
powder, salt and pepper. Then stir in the oats and                                                               Get into the Christmas spirit by visiting
thyme (reserving some of each to sprinkle on top off                                                                                                                shop-bought. Use
each muffin), parsnips and goats cheese.                                                                         a local Christmas market. There are
                                                                                                                 lots of Christmas markets closer to                coloured paper to
Pour the wet ingredients onto the flour mixture and
fold together as quickly as possible trying not to over                                                          home as well as the more famous                    make paper chains
mix (over mixing will result in a heavy muffin instead of                                                                                                           and festive bunting,
a light one).                                                                                                    German ones. Most big cities hold
                                                                                                                 markets now, as well as lots of smaller            or hang Christmas
                                                                                                                 places, so check out the ones in your              cards with coloured
                                                                                                                 area. You’ll find unusual gifts and                string.
       18                                                                                                        different types of food and can treat                           19
                                                                                                                 yourself to a glass of mulled wine.
                                                       Stretch two wire coat hangers                                           Give yourself a
                                                       into a circle.
                                                                                                                               DUVET DAY
                                                       Bind together with floral tape.                                         Mooch around in your PJs, drink hot
                                                       Wire together approx 8” long                                            chocolate and cosy up with a favourite
MAKING A                                               bunches of greenery (pine, ivy,                                         book or magazine. Why not sink into
                                                       eucalyptus, box) and secure to                                          your favourite armchair and tuck into a
CHRISTMAS                                              the circle with floral wire.                                            hot buttered crumpet?
WREATH                                                 Overlap the stems and
                                                       completely cover the circle.
                                                       Attach berries, pine cones,
                                                       flowers or decorations
                                                       with wire.
                                                       Tie a bow at the top and cover
                                                       the hanger with ribbon.                                        A DAY OUT...
                                                                                                                                       The sky is blue, the sun is shining, but
                                                                                                                                          it’s chilly enough to remind you it’s
CHRISTMAS IS A GREAT TIME FOR GAMES                                                                                                          winter. Wrap up warm and take a
Why not revive some of the old favourites like charades,                                                                              winter walk to blow the cobwebs away.
guess who or twenty questions. Here is a popular one:                                                                                    Contact the National Trust or English
                                                                                                                                      Heritage for your nearest stately home.
     One person writes a list of TV
 1                                                                                                                                      Take a stroll through the gardens and
     programmes/ objects/ song titles etc
                                                                                                                                           immerse yourself in days gone by.

 2   Remaining players divide into teams and sit apart
     from each other with the list holder in the middle

 3   The list holder shouts go! One person from each
     team runs to get their first clue, then back to their
     team to draw it (no speaking, writing or actions)                                               A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST
                                                                                                     Create your own winter cheer with a new hairstyle, a
 4
     Whoever guesses correctly runs to get the next clue                                             wardrobe de-clutter or even take a different route to
                                                                                                     work. Change your room round; its surprising how
 5   The first team through the list is the winner.          P.S.   For more Christmas decorations
                                                                    and family games visit
                                                                                                     moving a settee to the other side of the room makes it            21
                                                                    www.kerrygold.co.uk              feel completely different.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH                                                                                                            CRUSTY
SOUP
with a Parsley & Garlic Dressing
                                                                                                                            BREAD
                                                                                                                            Ingredients
Ingredients                                                                                                                 1.5kg strong white bread flour
100g Kerrygold butter                                                                                                       1tbsp dried yeast
2 large butternut squashes                                                                                                  1 tbsp salt
2 medium onions (350g)                                                                                                      1 tbsp sugar
10 cloves of garlic                                                                                                         11/2 pints tepid water
200ml olive oil                                                                                                             Method
100g of washed flat leaf parsley leaves
(home grown if possible)                                                                                                    Sift the flour and salt together onto a clean table and      ‘flavourings’ to the bread. Consider olives, sundried
                                                                                                                            make a well in the middle.                                   tomatoes, parmesan, caramelized onions, saffron,
Method                                                                                                                      Mix the dried yeast and sugar with the tepid water.          pesto, confit garlic or rosemary, to add your own
                                                                                                                            Mix thoroughly to ensure that the yeast has dissolved.       personal twist!
Peel and chop the onion and 2 of the cloves of garlic.       pan on a very low heat and very slowly cook the
Peel, chop and remove the seeds and stringy parts            garlic. It is important not to let the oil get too hot or      Pour the water into the flour well, using your hand          Form the dough into whatever shape you want, loaves
from the squash then cut into 10cm pieces.                   the garlic will just fry in the oil and turn black and taste   gradually and very carefully incorporate the flour and       or rolls, place on a floured tray and cover with a damp
                                                             bitter, by doing this slowly the garlic softens and            water, by moving your hand round and round taking a          cloth. Leave in warm place to rise again for about 50
In a large pan heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil                                                                                                                                 minutes depending on the size of your loaf/roll. They
and the Kerrygold butter, do not allow the butter to         becomes almost sweet. This can take as long as an              little bit of flour at a time from the flour walls, taking
                                                             hour.                                                          great care not to break the walls of the well. Once you      need to double in size again. When they have risen
brown. Add the chopped onion and garlic and gentle                                                                                                                                       enough carefully remove the damp cloth. The dough
sweat it to soften and release the flavours, now add         Take the parsley leaves and place them in a liquidizer         have mixed enough flour with the water, to stop it from
                                                                                                                            running away, you can quickly start mixing everything        will now be quite delicate, so be careful not to knock it
the chopped butternut squash and stir well. Season           jug or in a hand blender pot if using one. When the                                                                         too much or it will knock the air out and it will drop.
the squash with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down          garlic is cooked, remove them from the oil and allow           together and forming the dough.
and cover with a lid - this will help to retain the          to cool, when cool add to the parsley and blend,               Bring the dough together into a ball and then knead it       Place the bread in a pre heated oven at 2300C with a
moisture in the pan and draw the natural juices from         whilst the blender is running add some olive oil to help       by pushing the dough away from you with the heel of          deep tray of hot water at the bottom of the oven to
the squash which is what gives the soup its flavour.         the ingredients to puree, continue to add the oil in a         your hand whilst holding onto the dough with the other       create steam, this helps to give the bread a better
                                                             thin stream until it is all blended. Your dressing is now      hand. Once you have pushed it away from you fold it          crust.
Periodically remove the lid and stir the squash, you’ll
notice that the squash is becoming softer and                ready, it should be a vibrant green and easy to pour.          back on itself to form a ball again and the repeat the       After 20 minutes remove the water and lower the
releasing liquid. When the squash is very soft and                                                                          action. The dough should be kneaded for about                temperature so that the bread does not brown too
                                                             This dressing can be made in advance and in a larger
there is almost enough liquid to come half way up the                                                                       10-15 minutes, to develop the gluten. Continue this          quickly.
                                                             quantity and kept in an air tight jar in a fridge.
squash, add just enough water to cover. Don’t add too                                                                       until the dough is easy to stretch and smooth.               Cook for 45 minutes and then remove from the oven.
                                                             To serve, heat the soup up and then pour into bowls
much water as this will just dilute the squash juices                                                                       Place the dough in a bowl and then cover with cling          When ready the loaf should sound hollow when
                                                             and then drizzle the dressing onto the soup, serve with
that you’ve been trying to retain. Bring the liquid to the                                                                  film and leave to prove in a warm place for approx           tapped on the bottom. Transfer the loaves onto a wire
                                                             the crusty bread on the side. The dressing could also
boil and simmer for about 5 minutes and then puree                                                                          11/2 to 2 hours, or until it has doubled in volume.          rack to cool. The cooking time will obviously be
                                                             be served on toasted bread.
the soup with a hand blender or in a liquidizer. Set the                                                                    Turn the dough out from the bowl onto a lightly floured      shorter for rolls as they are smaller.
soup aside and make the dressing.                                                                                           surface and ‘knock it back’ (this means to gently            Leave the bread to cool and then slice with a very
Peel the remaining garlic cloves and put them into a         Makes 10 portions.                                             knead the dough in the same way we did earlier but           sharp knife and serve with lashings of Kerrygold butter
small saucepan cover the garlic with olive oil, put the      Nutritional information per portion -                          with less vigour. This makes the air bubbles in the          to accompany the soup.
                                                             Calories: 309.4 kcal Protein: 2.4g                             dough smaller and more regular, giving the finished
                                                             Carbs: 14.9g Fat: 26.5g Fibre: 3.3g                            bread a more even texture).                                  Makes 2 loaves or approx. 20 rolls.
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                                                                                                                            If you wanted to, at this stage you can add different        Nutritional information per roll - Calories: 258.5 kcal
                                                                                                                                                                                         Protein: 8.73g Carbs: 53g Fat: 1.4g Fibre: 2.3g
PURE                                                 KERRYGOLD
                                                     LIGHTER SOFTER BUTTER
PLEASURE                                             … for those who love the
                                                     taste of real butter, but
There are three variants of Kerrygold Irish butter   want fewer calories, this
with its rich creamy taste, available from most      has 25 per cent less fat
                                                     than Kerrygold Softer Butter.
supermarkets.

KERRYGOLD                                            KERRYGOLD
SOFTER BUTTER                                        PACKET BUTTER
…whilst many other spreadables add oil               … perfect for cooking,
to make them spreadable, Kerrygold                   melting over hot
Softer Butter is 100% pure butter                    vegetables, spreading on
made softer naturally, so                            hot toast and crumpets,
there’s no compromise on                             making mashed potatoes
purity or taste.                                     … we could go on.


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                                                                                                                                                                                              YOUR PURE MOMENTS
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and enjoy the pure and simple things in life. Whether you are spending
more time with your family, friends or simply by yourself, the pure
moments we have suggested can be done throughout the year and we
hope you are able to make them your own. Don’t forget some of the
activities can also be done more than once – cloud watching today will
be a totally different experience to cloud watching tomorrow after all.
If you have enjoyed the moments but want to make more of them, or
simply need some extra inspiration, log on to www.kerrygold.co.uk and
head for our Pure Moments section. We have accompanied each
season with further
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