Low Calorie Chocolatey Fun With Rice Cakes!

OK! OK! So the chocolate of choice adds a few more calories, but I'd still much rather be snacking on these, than feeling bad for stuff my face on cookies!! I use to buy dark chocolate covered rice cakes (before there was a lot more gluten/wheat free things on the market). They're not too expensive, [...]

Cinnamon Swirls

Ingredients Plain flour, for dusting 1 Roll of Puff pastry, or homemade if you have time! 🙂 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 medium free-range egg, beaten with 2 tbsp milk For Icing 2 tbsp Icing Sugar Few drops of Warm Water Method Preheat [...]

Homemade Nutella

Ingredients 3 cups roasted unsalted hazelnuts 3 Tbsp cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder/ or 2/3 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 180C and add hazelnuts to a baking tray. Roast for a total of 15 minutes. This is to just to warm the natural oils and [...]

4 Easy No Bake Recipes

I recently got the opportunity to review PandaVita Organic Baobab Powder which came with a 'fudge bites' recipe (seen below), which inspired me to create a few yummy creations. I have to say, in all honesty the recipe is AMAZING, and I am gutted I didn't come up with it myself. It got even my stubborn unadventurous [...]

Easy Choccie Biscuits

Ingredients 100g cooking margarine or butter 50g caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly butter a baking tray. Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; stir in flour and cocoa powder. Divide dough into small balls and place on prepared [...]

Olive Bread Twists

Ingredients 1kg/2lb 2oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 20g/¾oz salt 20g/¾oz instant yeast 800ml/1½ pints tepid water 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling 1 x 1kg/2lb 2oz jar pitted green olives in brine, drained and quartered Method Oil two 2-3 litre/3½-5¼ pints square plastic container. Put the flour into a [...]

Coconut & Chia Seed Shortbread

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups fresh unsalted butter, at cool room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Coconut extract  1/2 tbsp Chia seeds METHOD Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, cream together the [...]