Recipe

Let them eat cake….

Truth be told what I actually mean is – ME! Let ME eat cake! So, while I may have baked this four layer red velvet cake with chocolate frosting  for my youngest’s 13th birthday – I enjoyed it plenty too! Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster …

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Malay Spiced Cranberry Sauce

This is my recipe for unusual and very delicious cranberry sauce: Ingredients 5 whole star anise 5 cloves 1 cinnamon stick broken into bits 1 vanilla pod 600g whole cranberries 160ml fresh squeezed orange juice 160ml water 3tbsp orange zest 345g sugar Method Place spices in a piece of muslin and …

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Runger bites

I eat a couple of these before a run and it seems to keep my runger under control afterward. By control I mean that I still need to eat but I don’t feel the same need to eat ALL the food in the house. Ingredients: 1 quartered and cored medium …

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Apple Roses

Ingredients and equipment  Pre-heat oven to 180 4 med red apples (halved, cored and sliced thinly) One 12 hole deep cupcake tin One pastry brush One table spoon Two bowls (one large non-metallic mixing bowl, one small) Method Add sliced apples to large bowl of water (approx 1 litre) with juice …

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Strawberry shortbread

This is my recipe for gluten, nut and dairy free strawberry shortbread – it is a crumbly sweet treat that is equally suitable for part of high tea or as a light dessert after a big meal. This recipe will make enough for eight people.     INGREDIENTS For the …

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Dairy and gluten free ginger nuts

These warming little cookies have been adapted from a family recipe and are very more-ish! Ingredients 56g dairy free margerine 2 tablespoons of golden syrup 25g of light brown sugar 150g self raising gluten free flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1 tsp ground ginger Method …

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Dairy Free Salted Caramel Pretzels 

Ingredients             250g pretzels, broken into smaller pieces (I used a combination of stick shaped pretzels and the traditional pretzel shaped ones simply because that’s what I had in the cupboard)             214g butter substitute (I used Vitalite)     …

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Chewy Fruity Coooookies

Turn your oven on to 150 degrees to start heating up while you make the dough. Ingredients: 125g butter substitute 125g brown caster sugar 125g self raising flour (or self raising gluten free flour) 50g oats (or increase GF self raising flour by 50g if you cannot eat oats) 1tbsp …

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Candied orange peel in eight simple steps

This is an easy to make and waste free recipe. Ingredients: 4 large oranges 540g caster sugar Method: Cut the oranges into 4 wedges. Then remove the peel from each wedge. Cut them into chunks or long strands… whatever you prefer.  Place them over a stove top in a pot …

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Family friendly ‘free from’ mince pies

This is my favourite mince pie crust recipe because the pastry doesn’t need to be rolled out and the children can be in charge of  making perfect mince pies from start to finish. This will make 16 – 18 pies. Ingredients: 225g butter substitute (best used when very cold, so …

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