Porridge with Cinnamon & Pear Compote

Anyone who lived on a farm understood the heartiness of steaming hot porridge after an early morning start milking the cows, I love mine with fruit. To keep the pears from browning, I add lemon juice which also gives that sharp lift which I love.

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Blackberry & Rhubarb Upside - down Cake


Serves 6 to 8 

This cake was originally a pineapple and cherry upside down cake and was made daily here at Ballyknocken for hungry hillwalking guests. The 4 of us children would sneak a piece but so that we wouldn’t be caught we’d have to take a piece that was an entire pineapple ring! Because of my love for all my garden produces, I’m using delicious rhubarb here.

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