Tea Bread

by Martina on March 26, 2014

This is a handy, quick recipe to have and is delicious with homemade marmalade or jam.

225g self raising flour

225g sugar

225g melted butter

2 eggs

225g mixed dried fruit

225g glace cherries

1/4 pint milk

1.preheat the oven to 170C or gas mark 3.  put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.  beat well until thoroughly mixed, then put mixture into a greased 2 lb loaf tin.  bake for about  1 1/2 hours.  Enjoy.

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Lemon Biscuits

by Martina on March 18, 2014

100g butter

3 tbsp caster sugar

175g plain flour

grated rind of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

1 small egg, beaten

1.  Cream the butter and sugar until light.  add the flour, lemon rind and juice and beaten egg.  Mix well and leave for 1 hour.  Drop small spoonfulls onto a greased baking tray and bake at 180C or gas mark 4 for 15-20 minutes.  Makes about 30.

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St Patrick’s Day recipe Guinness casserole

March 10, 2014

1 tbsp vegetable oil 12 good quality pork sausages 2 large onions sliced 2 celery sticks, chopped 12 smoked streaky bacon, chopped 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tomato puree 330ml bottle Guinness 300ml hot beef stock 250g chestnut mushrooms, halved 1.  Heat the oil in a large casserole over a medium heat.  add the [...]

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Dauphinoise potatoes – always popular!

January 28, 2014

We serve these potatoes alongside our main course dishes in the Restaurant. serves 4. 25g butter, plus extra for greasing 1 kg floury potatoes 1 onion thinly sliced 284ml double cream 75ml milk. Preheat the oven to 190C or gas mark 5.  Grease a large shallow baking dish with butter.  Slice the potatoes as thinly [...]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding – our most requested from our sweet menu!

December 9, 2013

85g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for greasing 225g dates, pitted and coarsely chopped 100ml dark rum 175g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bread soda 150g dark brown sugar 2 large eggs FOR THE SAUCE 300ml double cream 200g dark brown sugar 60g unsalted butter 50ml dark rum 1.  Preheat the oven to 180C [...]

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My Birthday Cake recipe

December 2, 2013

Here, as promised, is a recipe for a very good chocolate birthday cake. 225g self-raising flour 20g cocoa powder pinch of salt 250g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for the tins 250g caster sugar 4 large eggs, beaten 1.  Preheat the oven to 170C or gas 5.  brush two 20 x 3.5cm round cake tins [...]

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Thanksgiving recipe idea

November 26, 2013

Candied Citrus Peel.  This basic sweet is delicious served with coffee after the main event.  You will need Peel from two large thick skinned grapefruit or other large citrus fruit, removed in quarters 280g sugar 250G good quality dark chocolate. Put the peel into a saucepan with enough cold water to cover and boil for [...]

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recipe from John @ Sheedys Hotel and Restaurant, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

February 20, 2013

Humus with Coriander. Serves 6.  125g chickpeas, 1 head of garlic 1 tbsp tahini 200g Greek Yogurt Handful of fresh corinader salt and black pepper 1.  soak the chickpeas overnight.  preheat the oven to 180C.  drain the chickpeas and pour over more water to cover, bring to the boil, cover and cook for about 30 [...]

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Oil Painting Weekend in The Burren May Bank Holiday Weekend at Sheedys Hotel

January 16, 2013

Spring and Early Summer is an amazing time to visit the Burren.  Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland,  Sheedys Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect base for you next visit to Clare.  We are hosting an Oil Painting Weekend in The Burren with artist Doreen Drennan who has been living and [...]

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Noels Ginger Biscuits

December 10, 2012

3 mugs of cream flour 1 1/2 mugs of caster sugar 3/4 tsp bread soda 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tsp ground ginger pinch of salt 6oz butter 2 large eggs 2 tbsp of golden syrup or a little more egg 1.  mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.  add eggs and golden syrup.  roll [...]

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