Showing posts from August, 2017

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

After discovering The Anna Edit  I started listening to her podcast,  At Home With . After listening to the episodes with guests I knew, I decided to listen to the ones with women I'd never heard of. It was fascinating! One episode that I really enjoyed was with food blogger, author and nutritional health coach Madeleine Shaw. I have since investigated her blog and cookbook. I made her Immune Boosting Chicken Broth for my family this week as we've all been struck down with varying degrees of cold over the past few weeks. So I thought I'd carry on and try her raw Hazelnut and Chocolate Bites ... 100g hazelnuts 200g dates 2 tbsp golden syrup 2 tbsp oats 1 pinch of salt 100g dark chocolate 1. Put all the ingredients, except the chocolate into a food processor and blitz until smooth. 2. Place on a lined baking tray in a rectangle about 2cm thick and freeze for an hour. 3. Melt the chocolate. Cut into small squares and dip in the chocolate. 4. Freeze again and ch

Sunday Scones

I said I was back! This much baking is practically unheard of! But we had a really chilled out Sunday, had a lazy morning, went for lunch at The Strawberry Fields  (a local PYO and farm shop with a lovely cafe) and then came home without having pudding. I am loving baking in our new kitchen, although finding where everything is is always a bit of a struggle! Either way, I managed to find everything I needed to whip up some scones! Sultana Scones 450g self raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 100g butter 100g caster sugar 125g sultanas 284ml buttermilk 1. Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. 2. Cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour until it resembles sand. 3. Add sugar and sultanas and mix. Add the buttermilk and use a palette knife to combine. 4. Tip out onto a floured surface and knead until it comes together. 5. Roll out (or pat out as I did cos I couldn't find the bloomin' rolling pin) to about 2cm thick and cut out

Anzac Cookies

Where to begin... Firstly, an apology! I have no real reason as to why I have neglected the blog for so long. All I can say is that life got in the way. I'll write a little update at the end of this post for anyone who wants to read so you can see what I've been up to while I've been away... For the last year... and five months. I am very sorry it's taken me so long to get back into baking BUT I have a gorgeous new kitchen, a rediscovered loving for baking and my little blog so... I'm back! Sorry it took me so long. Anyway! I thought I'd post this cookie recipe to ease myself back in to baking and blogging. I've made these a lot recently as they are the perfect snack for me to have on my tea break at work. Anzac Cookies 1 cup oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup desiccated coconut  125g butter 2tbsp golden syrup 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 3 tbsp boiling water 1. Put the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl