In celebration of the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine 2014, the cooking duo have launched a nationwide search for Ireland’s favourite, most scrumptious family recipes.

Running from Thursday April 24 until Wednesday May 14, food lovers can get involved by simply submitting a family recipe using Kerrygold Butter and a photograph of the dish to

The winner will be picked by Rachel and Darina and will win a place for two on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen cookery course in the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, plus accommodation for the duration of the experience.

Rachel Allen said: "Baking with real, Irish butter brings out the best in dishes, so I'm thrilled to be judging this competition. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, natural, Irish, quality product. Whether you're baking a cake or making a sauce, it really makes such a difference to the flavour. I always have Kerrygold in my kitchen."

Darina Allen added: "All families have a secret recipe or two, this competition will give them the opportunity to share some of their favourites. I'm delighted to see so much positive coverage of real butter at last. The 'spread' has been rightfully banished and real butter is centre stage, once more".