All posts tagged: homemade

Chocolate Almond Wreath

With Easter just around the corner, here is a little edible gift recipe to share. Chocolate Almond Wreath . Ingredients: 80 grams slivered almonds 150 grams dark chocolate (I used Lindt 85% extra dark cocoa) Natural gummy candy or dried fruits to decorate   Extras needed: Parchment paper A paper cup or any cylindrical object for the wreath to be shaped around. Directions: Melt chocolate by using a double boiler. Stir in almonds in melted chocolate until evenly coated. Line parchment paper on a hard mobile surface (a large plate or baking tray works well) with the paper cup centred. Cut gummy candy to form the shape of a holly. Gently drop spoonful of the almond and chocolate mixture onto the parchment paper around a paper cup. Repeat until a wreath is formed and place decorations to suit. Leave it to set or refrigerate until solid. Chocolate clusters can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 months. Advertisements

Gluten Free Waffles

Coconut flour is not only a low carb, gluten free alternative to wheat. It is high in protein, and contains more fibre than wheat brand has to offer. With all things good coconut waffles has to offer it’s now a regular show at home. Ingredients  1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut/ coconut flour 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 eggs *preferably free range 3/4 cooked sweet potato mashed 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Method Preheat oven to 160 degrees c. to toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a seperate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, sweet potato, and vanilla until smooth. Add the toasted coconut and dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes Pour batter onto the waffle iron (this will depend on the waffle maker you’re …

Black bean burger

Sick of tofu, Falafel, or mushroom burgers? Vegan or not, black bean patties might just be the alternative you’ve been looking for. These black bean burgers are high in protein, have a complex texture and winning flavour. The mixture comes together in just 25 minutes and can be used to make patties for cooking either on the backyard grill or indoors in a skillet. Black Bean Patties Prep time: 25minutes   cook time: 7-8minutes   Serves:  4-5 depending on side preferred  1 can black beans rinsed and drained 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon buckwheat flour (standard white or wholemeal flour works too) 1 tablespoon rolled oats 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions or salsa if you have some lying around 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste 1. In a large bowl roughly mash beans with a fork until it is slightly pasty. 2. Add in the remainder of the ingredients until well mixed. 3. Using your hands form the burger patties into your desired size 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, …