Recipes

We are delighted to partner with celebrity chef Shane Smith for his 2020 advent calendar promoting the best of Irish produce. Check out Shane’s latest Butler’s recipe made using our very own organic eggs.

Butlers Organic Egg Peppermint Christmas Trees

Makes 12

Ingredients
4 Butlers organic egg whites
250g caster sugar
1/2 tsp green food colouring gel
4 drops peppermint extract
Christmas sprinkles
Yellow fondant icing

Method
Preheat your oven to 120C/100C fan/ 250 F/ Gas 1/2 & line two baking trays and set aside.

In a clean dry mixing bowl, add the room temperature egg whites and whisk until thick and frothy.
Gradually start adding the caster sugar, a tablespoon at a time until you are left with a thick glossy meringue mixture.
To this add the green food colouring gel and peppermint extract and whisk to combine.
Spoon this mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star shaped nozzle and pipe 12 Christmas trees onto the lined trays.
Sprinkle with hundreds & thousands and place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Remove and allow to cool.

While cooling, roll out some yellow fondant and cut out 12 stars.
When the meringues are cool, pop a star on top using icing sugar paste or whipped cream as glue.
These are delicious as is or served with some semi whipped cream.

Enjoy xx

Butlers fig & blackberry wreath

Serves 7

Ingredients
6 Butlers Organic egg whites
375g caster sugar
dash vanilla extract
280ml cream
5 fresh figs
10-15 blackberries

Method
Preheat your oven to 120C/100C fan/ 250 F/ Gas 1/2 & a baking tray with parchment and set aside.

In a clean dry mixing bowl, add the room temperature Butlers Organic egg whites and whisk until thick and frothy.
Gradually start adding the caster sugar, a tablespoon at a time until you are left with a thick glossy meringue mixture.
Finally add the vanilla and mix through.

Onto a lined tray, spoon 7 blobs of meringue in a circle ensuring that they are touching to form a wreath shape.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 60/70 minutes.
Turn off the oven and allow it to cool inside leaving the door slightly open.
To serve, place the meringue on a serving plate, topped with whipped cream, halved figs and blackberries.

Enjoy xx

Butlers spicy guacamole deviled eggs

Makes 12

Ingredients
6 Butlers Organic eggs
1 ripe avocado
1 lime juice
salt & pepper
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1/4 green chilli (add as much heat as you want here)

Method
Place the Butlers organic eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.

Bring the water to a rapid boil, turn down to a simmer and set your timer for 7-8 minutes.

Once this time has elapsed, cool the eggs under running cold water straight away. This will prevent the dark circle forming around the yolk.

Once cool, de-shell and cut in half lengthways.

Remove the yolks and place them in a food processor with the avocado, chilli, lime juice, salt & pepper and coriander and blitz until smooth.

Place the spicy guacamole into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe this mix where the yolk used to be and serve as delicious pre dinner nibbles.

Enjoy xx