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I'm delighted to let you all know that Rachel's my new Restaurant in Cork City is open! 
 
The combination of our rich soil, a temperate climate and an abundance of rain gives us some of the best conditions in the world to produce nourishing food.
 
My purpose is to serve simple, naturally produced and delicious tasting food from the local Cork area. Where possible our vegetables, fruit and herbs are picked then delivered every morning from our organic farm at Ballymaloe Cookery School.
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Easy Soda Focaccia with red onions, olives and rosemary

Makes 1 loaf
 
450g  (1lb) flour
1 tsp salt
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 
350 - 400mls (12-14fl.oz)   buttermilk , or sour milk
1 red onion , cut into six wedges lengthways , then half the wedges crossways
12 black or green pitted olives ,( stones removed)
A few sprigs of rosemary, broken into 12 little pieces
A good drizzle of olive oil , about 50-75ml (2-3fl.oz) 
Sea salt , such as Maldon
 
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Soda Focaccia with red onions, olives and rosemary

Serves 8-12
 
  • 450g  (1lb) flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 350 - 400mls (12-14fl.oz)   buttermilk , or sour milk
  • 1 red onion , cut into six wedges lengthways , then half the wedges crossways
  • 12 black or green pitted olives ,( stones removed)
  • A few sprigs of rosemary, broken into 12 little pieces
  • A good drizzle of olive oil , about 50-75ml (2-3fl.oz) 
  • Sea salt flakes
 
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I’m delighted to be teaming up with TV3 presenter Anna Daly for my upcoming cookery demo evening on Wed 2nd March in aid of LauraLynn and the Blackrock Hospice at the Pavilion in Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin. Anna will be master of ceremonies and together, we hope to make it an evening of food and fun!

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