26 August 2020

Recipe of the week

Blackcurrant, Lime and Coconut Cheesecake 


235g Digestive biscuits

150g butter

50g desiccated coconut, toasted

1.5 tbsp Demerara sugar

350g blackcurrant, washed and dried

205g golden caster sugar

200g full-fat cream cheese

Finely grated zest and juice of one lime

200g creme fraiche



  1. Crush the digestive biscuits into crumbs. I usually do this by placing the biscuits in a large ziplock bag and crush using a rolling pin until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Melt the butter in a large bowl. Once melted add the Demerara sugar and stir. Next, add the toasted coconut and crumbled biscuits. To toast the coconut, I place it in a dry pan over a low heat. Carefully stir the coconut as it can burn quite easily. Combine coconut, butter, sugar and crumbled biscuits thoroughly.
  3. Place teaspoons of the biscuit base into ramekins or glass jars and press down firmly to secure the base in place. Alternatively you can use a springform tin. Place the bases in the fridge while you prepare the topping.
  4. Blitz 200g of blackcurrants in a food processor with 165g golden caster sugar. Set to one side.
  5. Over a low heat, gently cook down 100g blackcurrants in a small pot with 40g of golden caster sugar. The sugar should be dissolved and the berries partially burst. Place to one side.
  6. Beat the lime zest, lime juice and cream cheese in a large bowl. Fold in the creme fraiche, blitzed blackcurrants and cooked blackcurrants.
  7. Spoon the blackcurrant mixture into the jars/ramekins/springform tin to top the biscuit base. Pop in the fridge for 2 hours minimum to set, preferably overnight if possible.
  8. When serving top cheesecakes with remaining blackcurrants to garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe supplied by Gráinne Fahey. For more tasty recipes follow on Instagram : www.instagram.com/legra_cookingandbaking/ and Facebook  www.facebook.com/grafahey/. Special thanks goes this week to Ciara and Emma Doolan, Glenbreeda for the beautiful gift of their home grown and harvested blackcurrants. They were so delicious that this recipe was born as a result. Enjoy! X

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Church leaders urge worshippers to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of coronavirus

The following statement has been issued by the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates of All Ireland, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland:


At this time, both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, the governments have not formally made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship. This is, in part, due to the fact that as churches we are committed to maintaining 2 metre physical distancing between household groups and strict adherence to all government guidance on hand hygiene, cleaning, ventilation etc.


It, however, remains our responsibility to ensure that our services of worship are safe places for all who join with us. It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc., is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. Their use is therefore one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours.


Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing, from Sunday 30 August 2020, and earlier if practicable.


We understand that some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, as outlined in the two jurisdictions.


We also recognise that whilst it may not be appropriate for those who are leading from the front during worship, including preaching, to wear face coverings, they should at all times continue to maintain at least 2 metre physical distancing from one another, and 4 metre physical distancing from the front row of the congregation.


 The Most Revd Eamon Martin

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

 The Most Revd John McDowell

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

 The Rt Revd Dr David Bruce

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 

The Revd Dr Tom McKnight

President of the Methodist Church in Ireland.



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Axa Community Bike ride

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