All posts tagged: healthier alter

Fresh watermelon cake.

Forget fussing about a long list of ingredients to buy, sweating in the kitchen and minding the cake in the oven. Let me introduce you to a cake that is revolutionary and made from only 3 simple ingredients; Fresh Watermelon Cake! Ingredients Base Whole watermelon Cream frosting 250ml double cream 1 teaspoon honey, I used Manuka but any would do. Topping Roasted cashew Cacao nibs Freeze dried fruits Gold brushed cherries *This is entirely up to your imagination. Directions 1. Carefully slice the watermelon to shape of the cake you desire, keep in fridge to chill. 2. Frosting: Start by chilling the bowl and whisk in the freezer for 10 to 20 minutes, 3. Pour the chilled cream into the pre-chilled bowl and beat on until it holds soft peaks add in honey and continue to beat until it is well incorporated. 4. Remove  the watermelon from the fridge, gently dab it with a clean paper towel to remove any residual moisture (this will help with keep the cake intact) begin frosting starting from top and …

Pumpkin Ice Cream

High in fiber, low in calories and incredibly versatile, personally I’m a big fan of all things pumpkin, so much I try not bake pumpkin pie at home unless it is to be made for a party. It’s a uh-oh! situation if I’m left alone with one, I have no self control I know! In the spirit of pumpkin season, I thought I’d shed light on one of my favourite ice cream recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series,Ice Cream. Ingredients 1 cup fresh pumpkin puree cooled 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cream 4 tablespoons cup dark brown sugar/coconut sugae 5 egg yolks *preferably free range 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch of nutmeg Method 1. Using a medium-sized pot, gently heat together 1 1/2 cups of cream and 2 tablespoons brown sugar until small bubbles begin to form around the outer edge of the pot. Stir regularly but do not boil. Remove from heat once sugar has dissolved. 2. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, cinnamon, …