Darina Allen

Darina Allen owns and runs the internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland.

A graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Darina is a bestselling author on Irish farmhouse cuisine and a leader of the slow food movement in Ireland. She tirelessly promotes Irish food at home and abroad.

Darina has presented nine series of her cookery programme "Simply Delicious" on television in Ireland and is the Mother in law of Rachel Allen.

Books
Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery Course, Kyle Cathie, 2001
Festive Food of Ireland, The, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2001
A Simply Delicious Christmas, Gill & Macmillan, 2002
Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage, Kyle Cathie, 2004
Easy Entertaining, Kyle Cathie, 2005
A Year at Ballymaloe, Kyle Cathie, 2007

Darina Allen

Darina Allen's Recipes



 
Raspberry Jam
Raspberry Jam on Market Kitchen

Home preserving has never been so simple with Darina Allen's recipe for raspberry jam - perfect on toast or scones

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Yogurt and cardamom cream with rhubarb and strawberry compote
Yogurt and cardamom cream with rhubarb and strawberry compote on Market Kitchen

Darina Allen’s dessert is a sublime combination of fragrant yogurt balanced by the sweet tartness of gently poached fruit

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Chorizo and potato soup
Chorizo and potato soup on Market Kitchen

You'll probably have potatoes and onions in the house even if the cupboard are otherwise bare, so you could make Darina Allen's simply delicious soup at a moment's notice

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Baked flatfish with herb butter and foragers salad
Baked flatfish with herb butter and foragers salad on Market Kitchen

Darina and Rachel Allen complement their fresh fish dish with wild leaves straight from the great outdoors

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Beef and Oxtail Stew with Parsnip Mash
Beef and Oxtail Stew with Parsnip Mash on Market Kitchen

Darina Allen slow-cooks oxtail to perfection with wine and fresh herbs in this hearty dish, served with a parsnip mash for wintery comfort

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
3 hrs 40 min

Melted Gubbeen Cheese with Winter Herbs
Melted Gubbeen Cheese with Winter Herbs on Market Kitchen

Soft, herby baked Irish gubbeen cheese makes a delicious match with crusty bread in Darina Allen's meltingly good starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Meringue Roulade
Meringue Roulade on Great Food Live

Try decorating Darina Allen's pomegranate meringue roulade with berried holly and dredged icing sugar for a fabulous festive cake

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
45 min

Meringue Roulade with Pomegranate Seeds
Meringue Roulade with Pomegranate Seeds on Market Kitchen

A pretty pink, bejewelled dessert with delicate floral flavours from Darina Allen

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Pork en croûte with mushroom and thyme stuffing
Pork en croûte with mushroom and thyme stuffing

For a tasty meal try Darina Allen's creative recipe for pork parcels, filled with a rich mushroom stuffing

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Rillettes of fresh and smoked salmon
Rillettes of fresh and smoked salmon on Market Kitchen

Darina Allen’s salmon pâtè is perfect for entertaining and she gives some decorative ideas for how to serve it

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
25 min