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  • Rosé and Blueberry Ice Lollies 1
    Drinks & Smoothies,  Sweets & Snacks,  Vegan

    Rosé and Blueberry Ice Lollies

    Sharing something a little moodier on the blog today– Rosé and Blueberry Ice Lollies lollies. A refreshing palate cleanser to serve before a valentines dinner, or whenever! These ice lollies are made with frozen blueberries, rose, lemon juice and a tiny bit of sweetness.  You will need a good quality rose, (I used this one) plus an lolly / popsicle mould and sticks. Very refreshing to serve on a hot day at the pool, but they melt fast because of the wine, so don’t eat too slowly. ENJOY! Rosé and Blueberry Ice Lollies Sharing something a little moodier on the blog today– Blueberry Rosé Ice Lollies - a refreshing palate cleanser to…

  • Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread

    Here’s my recipe for Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread, that is so good you won’t believe it is actually gluten free! It is also egg-free and contains 6 ingredients – butter, gluten free flour, almond flour, vanilla essence, caster sugar and a dusting of icing sugar.  Store-bought shortbread from a holiday cookie tin is nice, but homemade is even better, especially when it can be made gluten free. These are crunchy, moreish and absolutely perfect for dipping in tea or hot chocolate. Making the Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread This is a one-bowl recipe so there is very little fuss. Simply add the room temp butter, Woolworths Gluten free flour,  almond flour,…

  • Gluten Free South African Lamingtons
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free South African Lamingtons

    Possibly the best lamingtons you will ever eat – these Gluten Free South African Lamingtons are what chocolate dreams are made of. In case you’ve been living under a rock, a lamington is cake made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. I’ve created a super delicious moist gluten free version that you just have to try. Top tips for making these Lamingtons: Gluten Free needs fat and protein to stay moist so please don’t try to omit the eggs or butter. Don’t skip freezing your cake, you won’t be able to dip in chocolate without cooling in the…

  • milk tart chia pudding
    Breakfast,  Gluten Free,  Sweets & Snacks,  Vegan

    Milk Tart Chia Pudding

    Today’s recipe is for my ultimate breakfast / dessert hybrid Milk Tart Chia Pudding. Milk Tart is an Afrikaans dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a custard filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. For this recipe, we take those flavours and incorporate them into a breakfast that is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Christmas.  What’s better than a sweet chia pudding for breakfast you ask – well how about a Milk Tart Chia Pudding that tastes like the real deal but is gluten free and vegan? For this recipe, I purchased my ingredients (cinnamon, chia, nutmeg, vanilla) from the Zero Waste Store The Refillery. …

  • Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake 12
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake

    Today’s Christmas Inspired recipe is for my Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake, which is packed full of fruit booze and flavour.  Let’s get real here, fruitcake is one of those desserts that you either love the taste of or it makes you gag. I have always fallen into the first category and in fact, fruitcake formed a large part of my families Christmas celebrations. It is very easy to make and if you follow my instructions there really won’t be too many hurdles to overcome.😉 Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake Bake this festive fruitcake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the…

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