Plenty of indulgent blow outs and healthy everyday treats to keep you on track.
I try my best to make desserts as healthy as possible so that they can be enjoyed more often without sacrificing texture or flavour. I have been experimenting a lot with vegan desserts so there are plenty of those.
(sing) Honey to the bee, that’s you for me…
I’ve had that lyric stuck in my head for weeks. I’m not sure where it’s from – some R&B song from the nineties, probably*. It pops into my head every time I look at the honey jar, which lately has been often.
Often, as in, every day.
Honey in my tea, honey (and real butter) on toast or crumpets, honey in a homemade natural tonic for a sore throat and… in cake. (more…)
A healthy one. That’s gluten free. Nut free. And dairy free too.
To be honest, the cake you’re looking for probably doesn’t need to satisfy all those requirements, but I’ve made one anyway!
This has absolutely the best texture of any gluten free cake that I have ever made and it’s all thanks to one secret ingredient – cooked quinoa. I’ve experimented before with quinoa flakes and quinoa flour (as well as many other types of GF flours) but cooking the quinoa first definitely results in the best moist texture that still crumbles like ‘real’ cake. (more…)
Have you got any ANZAC biscuits left from last week? I doubt it, because I don’t!
Never mind, this ganache works just as well sandwiched between any biscuit and it’s completely dairy-free too.
But not guilt free. That would be taking it too far. (more…)
Last week you’ll recall I was craving medjool dates.
Shortly after that confession went live I got a text from my awesome friend Hanna with a recipe for raw fudge brownie and a command-slash-challenge of “Cravings Be Gone!”.
I immediately liked the sound of the ingredients list, but I liked the super short method even better.
Chuck stuff into the food processor, whizz, chill for 2 hours, eat.
I’d like to say that I patiently waited the 2 hours, but that would be a lie. I greedily gobbled about a quarter of the mixture after attempting just a tiny taste before putting it in the fridge.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Deliciousness awaits. (more…)
I’ve been wanting to make a crepe cake for years, but never got around to it.
Enter inspiration stage right: a dedicated crepe pan*.
I just cannot express to you strongly enough how PLEASURABLE it is to make crepes with a pan that is designed especially to do so.
All these years I avoided making the deliciousness that is a crepe cake because it just seemed like too much hard work. 20 crepes? No thanks, I’ll just sit here and slowly sip my cup of tea instead.
Had I known how easy, quick and downright enjoyable it would be to use a crepe pan I would have gone straight to the shops and purchased one. No, I would have RUN to the shops. Seriously. (more…)