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, but you can buy a whole bag of rice cakes … Continue reading Low Calorie Chocolatey Fun With Rice Cakes!

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 baking tray. Lightly press each ball with the back of … Continue reading Easy Choccie Biscuits

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 bowl. Add the salt to one side of the bowl … Continue reading Olive Bread Twists

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 butter, sugar and extracts. Add  in dry ingredients, and mix … Continue reading Coconut & Chia Seed Shortbread