Chris's Rock Cakes

Ingredients

300 gms Plain Flour
2 tsps Baking Powder
150 gms Butter
150 gms Brown Sugar
150 gms Dried Fruit (Sultana, Currant, Raisins)
2 eggs
100 mls Milk

Method

Add baking powder to Flour and whisk in. Rub in the butter then add the sugar and Fruit, mix well. Add the eggs and milk and beat the mixture. Put into baking cases in a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes at 180ºC

Rocket Pesto

Having been given a bag of fresh locally grown Rocket by Carl,  I have created this stunning ALL IRISH pesto.

Ingredients

200 grams fresh Rocket
50 grams Salted Cashews
200 ml Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil
8 cloves fresh garlic
50 grams Mature Wexford Chedda

Method

Coarsely Chop and put the rocket in a processor and blitz until smooth. Add the Peeled Garlic Cloves, the Cashew Nuts and the Rapeseed oil and blend until really smooth. Finally add the finely grated Cheese and blend again until its all combined.
Put in sterilized jars and keep in the fridge. Use as a garnish in cream soups and in pasta dishes, or, like Eileen, simply spread it on brown bread