Tuesday 27 June 2017

Donal Skehan: What to eat right now

No-nonsense recipes, food news and hidden gems from Donal’s Little Black Book.

Donal recently joined Jamie Oliver's FoodTube family
Donal recently joined Jamie Oliver's FoodTube family
The world of Irish cheese continues to grow in strength and recently a new Irish blue cheese was launched by young cheesemaker Mike Thompson from Newtownards, Co. Down.
Berry Jam

Donal Skehan

No-nonsense recipes, food news and hidden gems from Donal’s Little Black Book.

Donal's Little Black Book

The world of Irish cheese continues to grow in strength and recently a new Irish blue cheese was launched by young cheesemaker Mike Thompson from Newtownards, Co. Down.
The world of Irish cheese continues to grow in strength and recently a new Irish blue cheese was launched by young cheesemaker Mike Thompson from Newtownards, Co. Down.

The world of Irish cheese continues to grow in strength and recently a new Irish blue cheese was launched by young cheesemaker Mike Thompson from Newtownards, Co. Down. It's a raw milk blue cheese which is aged for four months, resulting in a rich, creamy and salty cheese which has "stilton-like" qualities. Interestingly enough, Thompson set up the business through a crowd-funding platform, Seedrs, which allows people to source funding online in return for shares in the business. Set to become a shining star on Irish cheese boards around the country, find Young Buck Blue Cheese proudly stocked in Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Dublin, Meath and Galway.

@fancycheeseco, sheridanscheesemongers.com

 

How to make Blackberry Jam

Berry Jam
Berry Jam

To make the most of the abundance of blackberries at their prime across Ireland right now, place 1kg of sugar, 1kg of blackberries and the juice and zest of a lemon into a large pot. Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring until all the sugar dissolves. Cook the jam for approximately 15 minutes or until it reaches 105°C on a sugar thermometer. Remove from the heat and carefully transfer to sterilised jars. Cover each with a disc of wax paperand seal tightly with a lid. When stored in a cool, dark place, the jam should keep like this for up to 12 months.

 

Food Tube

There is a seemingly insatiable appetite for food on television these days, and Youtube is quickly becoming the next best thing, allowing viewers access to free online recipe tutorials on demand. Jamie Oliver has been a pioneer in the field and his channel FoodTube has spawned many new online food faces. I recently joined his network and, in the space of four months, have gone from 4,000 subscribers to almost 100,000 on my channel. Check out www.youtube.com/donalskehan

Donal recently joined Jamie Oliver's FoodTube family
Donal recently joined Jamie Oliver's FoodTube family

Twitter: @donalskehan

 

Read Donal's weekly recipe: Blackberry and Custard Doughnuts 

Blackberry and custard donuts
Blackberry and custard donuts

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