A delicious starter for a weekend dinner party!


  • soft cheese such as st. killian's
  • 100 g raisins
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 g vinegar
  • 1 diced apple
  • for the apple and potato rosti with black pudding:
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 apple
  • a few slices of black pudding
  • 50 g flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 tblsp mustard


  • Buy a nice soft cheese, we used St. Killian’s cheese for today’s recipe but any soft cheese will do.
  • Place the cheese in a ramekin or oven proof dish and place in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes depending on your oven, until it is warm and gooey.
  • Melt the butter in a pot and add the raisins, sugar and vinegar.
  • Add the apple slices and allow to cook for 10 – 15 minutes until soft.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Cut a loaf of bread into slices and spread a little olive oil and sea salt on top.
  • Cook in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees
  • Now pop some chutney on top of your cheese and dunk in your crostini!
  • For the Apple and Potato Rosti with Black Pudding:
  • Grate the apple and potatoes, squeeze them together in your hand getting rid of the excess water.
  • Spread on to a non stick pan and season with salt and papper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown
  • Heat the sliced black pudding in the oven for 5 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • For the Mustard dressing: Put the flour, butter, milk and mustard into a pot and heat up, that’s it!

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