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Paula McIntyre

French toast with berry compote

French toast with berry compote

Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

Best ever muffins

Best ever muffins

Paula McIntyre

Looking for quick, tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes? As many of us will be doing more home cooking than usual, why not try these tasty suggestions from the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland which will serve as great inspiration for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even treats.

Paula McIntyre’s French toast with berry compote

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French toast with berry compote

French toast with berry compote

French toast with berry compote

Serves 4

What you'll need

4 slices brioche

2 eggs

50g sugar

100ml Northern Ireland milk

Butter for cooking

200g strawberries

1 dessert spoon honey

100g raspberries

100g blackcurrants

Northern Ireland yogurt to serve

Method

Whisk the eggs, sugar and milk together. Heat some butter in a frying pan. Dip the bread into the mixture and add to the pan. Cook until golden on both sides.

For the compote, whizz together half the strawberries with honey.

Place in a bowl with the remaining strawberries and blackcurrants.

You could substitute with frozen berries.

Serve with yogurt.

Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

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Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

Baked cheddar, tomato and ham omelette

Serves 6

What you'll need

2 large tomatoes, sliced

150g lean ham, chopped

6 large eggs

150g Northern Ireland cheddar cheese, grated

Salt and pepper

Method

You will need an 8-inch deep flan dish or ovenproof omelette pan.

Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4. Simply arrange the tomato and ham chunks into a flan dish, whisk the eggs and pour into the dish, top with grated cheddar cheese.

Place into a hot oven and bake for 20 minutes until firm and golden brown.

Best ever muffins

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Best ever muffins

Best ever muffins

Best ever muffins

Makes 12

What you'll need

250g self-raising flour

100g caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

240ml Northern Ireland milk

75g Northern Ireland butter, melted

Apple strudel: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 apple, cored and finely chopped

Fudge banana: 1 finger of fudge chopped into small pieces and 1 small mashed over-ripe banana

White chocolate and raspberry: 100g of fresh or frozen raspberries and 100g of white chocolate pieces

Date and orange: 8 fresh or dried dates, chopped, and 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Sift flour into a bowl and stir in sugar. Whisk together egg, milk and melted butter. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.

Add ingredients for preferred variation. Spoon the mixture into a 12 capacity muffin tin lined with muffin cases and bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan and cool slightly on a wire rack.

Belfast Telegraph