• low calorie apple cake
16 Oct, 2015

Low fat apple cake

By |October 16th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Low fat apple cake - This cake is light, soft with a surprisingly light crumb. You can make this free-from and makes a perfect, low calorie, indulgent feeling snack, all under 140 calories per slice. - dessert apples (golden delicious or granny smith), eggs (large), golden caster sugar, xylitol, lemon (zested), salt, plain flour (sifted), [...]

  • lemon tart - tarte au citron
18 Sep, 2015

Zesty lemon tart

By |September 18th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Zesty lemon tart - Based upon the French classic tarte au citron (lemon tart). Zesty lemon filling and short (crumbly) sweet, biscuit pastry. Perfect for a sweet treat or to impress guests as a fitting dessert course. - Pastry: plain flour (+ dusting), icing sugar, unsalted butter (cubed), egg yolks, Filling: eggs, caster sugar, double [...]

  • healthy plum and cinammon muffins
25 Aug, 2015

Healthy plum and cinnamon muffins

By |August 25th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

I was looking for a healthy recipe where I could use up an abundance of plums.  I have a weekly home delivery of fruit and vegetables and just haven't had time to use up the fruit.  If you have other leftover fruit, such as apples, blueberries or raspberries, they would also make delicious muffins.Healthy plum [...]

  • chocolate courgette traybake plate
22 Aug, 2015

Chocolate courgette tray-bake

By |August 22nd, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Chocolate courgette tray-bake - While this cake might sound strange, it is lovely and moist from the courgette, just like a carrot cake. For the more health conscious, the recipe can be adapted as a 'free from' bake. - eggs (beaten), sunflower or vegetable oil (or coconut oil), almond milk, xylitol (or sugar), plain flour [...]

  • banana bread loaf
14 Aug, 2015

Fantastic banana bread

By |August 14th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Fantastic banana bread - This banana bread loaf is so light and moist and so good served with a cup of tea, as an afternoon snack or for lunch and under 250 calories per slice it is perfect for those who want a treat, but are counting calories. - unsalted butter (softened), xylitol (or caster [...]

  • citrus cheescake - lemon and lime
15 Jul, 2015

No-bake citrus cheesecake

By |July 15th, 2015|Desserts, Gluten-free, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

No-bake citrus cheesecake - If you love citrus, this is the dessert for you - an easy, no bake cheesecake that takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Serve with fresh raspberries and a dusting of icing sugar. - digestive biscuits (crushed), ginger nut biscuits (crushed), butter (melted), lemons (zest & juice), limes (zest & juice), [...]

  • amaretti biscuits
3 May, 2015

Amaretti

By |May 3rd, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Amaretti - Amaretti is the Italian name for macaroons, which means little bitter things. Originating in Venice Italy during the renaissance period, these almond biscuits are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy inside. - ground almonds, icing sugar (sifted), egg (white only), almond extract, flaked almonds (blanched for decoration (optional)), Preheat the oven to [...]

  • soft sienese bisciuits - ricciarelli
30 Dec, 2014

Soft sienese biscuits

By |December 30th, 2014|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Soft sienese biscuits - In Italy, these are known as Ricciarelli, which originate from Siena, are traditionally given as Christmas gifts in Italy. - plain flour (sifted), ground sweet almonds, bitter almonds, icing sugar, baking powder, caster sugar, egg whites, Preheat the oven to 150C/350F/Gas 3. Cover a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and set [...]

  • summer fruit pavlova
19 Dec, 2014

Pavlova

By |December 19th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Pavlova - A perfect and light dessert for the summer using fresh berries. You can top this with any of your favourite fruit and cream. Unlike supermarket meringues, this recipe will leave with with a crisp shell and a mallowy (chewy) centre. - Meringue: egg whites, caster sugar, white wine vinegar, cornflour, vanilla essence or [...]

  • polish easter cake
9 Dec, 2014

Polish Easter Cake

By |December 9th, 2014|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Polish Easter Cake - This delicious sweet, yeast-based cake is traditionally baked for Easter in Poland. This half-cake, half-bread is yeast based and is typically baked for Easter, when the egg returns to the diet after the 40 day period of Lent. Traditionally it has raisins inside, however can also be made with no filling. [...]