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Marty in the Morning Friday 28 February 2014

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Neven's recepies - Pancakes - Various

Neven's recepies - Pancakes - Various


Bannana and Butterscotch and Warm Potato Pancake with Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche



Serves 4

100g (4oz) plain flour

pinch of salt

1 egg

300ml (½ pint) milk

25g (1oz) butter, melted

sunflower oil, for cooking

3 bananas

1 lemon, halved and pips removed

50g (2oz) toasted hazelnuts (optional)


150g (5oz) caster sugar

120ml (4fl oz) cream

40g (1 ½oz) butter

¼ vanilla pod, seeds only

crème fraîche, to serve


To make the butterscotch sauce, place the sugar in a heavy-based saucepan with 150ml (¼ pint) of water. Bring to the boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown. Stir in the cream, butter and vanilla seeds and mix well to combine. Stir over a low heat to a thick consistency and keep warm. Sift the fl our and salt together. Beat the egg into the milk and whisk into the fl our. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Add the melted butter. Warm the pancake pan and add enough oil to cover the base. Tip some batter into the pan and tilt the pan so that the mixture covers the base in a thin layer. Cook for 15-20 seconds, until golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side. Keep warm. Peel the bananas and then cut into thick slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Put a pancake on a plate and drizzle over some butterscotch sauce. Arrange the bananas on top, drizzle some more butterscotch sauce over it and sprinkle with some toasted nuts, if desired. Fold the pancake in half. Serve with a dollop of cream or scoop of ice cream.


Warm Potato Pancake with Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche


Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the potato pancakes:

• 2 eggs

• 125g (4½oz) self-raising flour

• 75g (3oz) cooked mashed potato(leftovers are fine)

• 225ml (8floz) milk

• 2 tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as parsley and chives)

• 2 spring onions finely chopped

• sunflower oil, for frying

Mushroom and Leek Topping:

• 50g (2oz) butter

• 100g (4oz) mixed mushrooms, sliced (such as chestnut, shiitake and button)

• 2 baby leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced

• 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced

• Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

• creme fraîche, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), Gas mark 4 and put in a large non-stick baking sheet to heat up. To make the pancakes, sieve the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make

a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Gradually pour in the milk, beating continuously. Add the cooked mashed potato with the herbs. Season to taste and mix well to form a smooth batter similar in consistency to single cream. Heat a thin film of the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan. Ladle in a quarter of the potato pancake batter and cook over a medium heat for about 1-2 minutes on each side, then using a fish slice transfer to the baking sheet and cook for another 6-8 minutes until risen and set while you cook the remainder. Keep warm. Meanwhile, make the mushroom and leek topping, add the butter to the pan that you’ve cooked the potato pancakes in and then tip in the mushrooms, leeks and spring onions. Sauté over a low heat for 5 minutes until just tender and cooked through, then season to taste. Spoon the mushroom mixture into the centre of warmed serving plates. Place a pancake on each warmed serving plate and spoon over the mushroom mixture. Add a spoonful of crème fraîche to each one to serve.




Celebrating the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards on Marty in the Morning

With March bringing all the energy of spring (maybe) and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on (definitely - 22nd March 2018), RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday.

With March bringing all the energy of spring and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on 22nd March 2018, RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday. 

The prize for Wednesday and Thursday is a voucher for 100 euro  for Neven Maguire’s superb MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan (winner of numerous Georgina Campbell Awards, including our Hospitality Hero award in 2012, and the 2017 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland, in the Guesthouse category.)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the very best of Irish food and hospitality in Neven Maguire’s award winning MacNean House and Restaurant. At the core of Neven’s philosophy is using only the freshest and finest seasonal Irish ingredients, in his restaurant and cookery school. The state of the art cookery school, adjoining MacNean House & Restaurant, has a range of classes suitable for people of all cookery levels with course numbers kept small to allow all participants enjoy direct instruction and assistance from Neven and his dedicated team.

Sunday Lunch at MacNeans has long been a particular treat, with locally sourced ingredients (proudly credited on the menu) taking centre stage as ever. (All prizes subject to availability) 

The winner will also receive a copy of the new Georgina Campbell’s Ireland, The Best of the Best - The Very Best Places to Eat, Drink & Stay 

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Harp Concerto Op4 No.6 (1st Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 4:06


Title: Caro Mio Ben

Performer(s): Giordani, Guiseppe

Duration: 3:19


Title: You Don't Know Me

Performer(s): Arnold, Eddy/Walker, Cindy

Duration: 3:30


Title: Finnegan's Wake

Performer(s): Potter, Archibald James

Duration: 3:04


Title: Elegie

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 2:24


Title: Two Sleepy People

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy/Loesser, Frank

Duration: 4:43


Title: Muse

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 2:27


Title: Witchcraft

Performer(s): Coleman, Cy/Leigh, Carolyn

Duration: 3:29


Title: Andalucia, From Spanish Dances

Performer(s): Granados, Enrique

Duration: 4:33


Title: Ghost On The Canvas

Composer: Westerberg

Performer(s): Glen Campbell

Album: Ghost On the Canvas / Surfdog Records / 233444

Duration: 4:27


Title: The Derry Air

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:46


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez (3rd Movement) Allegro Gentile

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 5:44


Title: Moonlight Serenade

Performer(s): Parish, Mitchell/Miller, Glenn

Duration: 3:39


Title: If You Could Read My Mind

Performer(s): Lightfoot, Gordon

Duration: 3:59


Title: On An Evening In Roma

Performer(s): Taccani/Bertini/Fredrics

Duration: 2:41


Title: Cinema Paradiso

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Long And Winding Road

Performer(s): Lennon/Mccartney

Duration: 4:19


Title: Island In The Sun

Performer(s): Belafonte, Harry/ Burgie, Irving

Duration: 3:03


Title: Straight Down The Middle

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy

Duration: 3:20


Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 3:59


Title: Hora Staccato

Performer(s): Dinicu, Grigoras

Duration: 2:22


Title: The Voyage

Performer(s): Duhan, Johnny

Duration: 4:01


Title: For Eternity

Performer(s): Babic / Coelho

Duration: 3:25


Title: Les Filles De Cadix

Performer(s): Delibes, Leo

Duration: 3:30


Title: Un Bel Di Vedremo

Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo

Duration: 5:14



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