Super simple Christmas baked custard

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I love a good baked custard. It is the fastest 'whip up' dessert, being in the oven within a minute of getting started. I had leftover fruit mince when making the Christmas cake yesterday, and I was wondering what to do with it, as it was only about 1/2 a cup. This recipe was born from that predicament. Restriction often propels me towards creativity. Are you like that by chance? It seems as soon as I'm told 'that's not possible' or 'there's not much you can do with that' then I'm like, … [Read more...]

Nourishing Christmas Cake

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A couple of weeks ago I saw my friend Jo of Quirky Cooking fame (please get out from under the rock and discover her amazingness if you haven't already) was lamenting a good christmas cake, while her family are doing the healing GAPS diet. Well, it got me thinking: Is it possible? Would it taste nice? Would the texture be able to be respected? Would it pass with the British born and raised Dad? So this GAPS Christmas cake was born as a test. Gluten, dairy, grain, starch and even nut free, … [Read more...]

Life changing Rocky Road with REAL marshmallow

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If you're going to eat a treat, make it really good and make it whole, I say. Make it the absolute best version of 'it' that it can be. Otherwise, what's the point? Rocky Road is one of those treats that when commercially bought it is filled with weirdness and far from natural.   Check these ingredients out for the top selling marshmallow brand Genetically modified corn flour Wheat starch Fake, petroleum derived  colouring (not all but most are. Use Chemical Maze app if in … [Read more...]

Mini rustic blueberry tartlets

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This mini blueberry tarlet recipe is surprisingly easy to throw together. It's a small batch of just 12 mini 6cm tartlets, so if you're throwing a party then you might want to double up on everything. Something I absolutely loved realising when I made these today, was that I can eye off a block of butter and cut 80g perfectly. A special moment that I wish my talented baking grandmère was still here today with us for me to call her up and tell her. I hope you enjoy them! A heck of a lot more … [Read more...]

Banoffee Pie – Gluten free, Dairy Free

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A healthy banoffee pie. Is it possible? One without condensed milk or gram crackers or brown sugar? Yes. Yes, it is. It's even possible to be completely dairy free and low fructose. If you know from my facebook community, every now and then I put a call out for a naughty processed / refined recipe that people would love to healthify. This time, Banoffee Pie came out on top of the 140 answers! I hope you love it. Once the components are made, it's super simple to put together. The whole … [Read more...]

Ultra Crunchy Gluten free Biscuits – or cookies

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These are super crunchy biscuits or cookies depending on where you are in the world. Crunch is something you often miss as a gluten free person but there's absolutely no need if you get a couple of cracker and biscuit recipes up your sleeve to fill the void. I hope you enjoy them. NOTE: If your batter looks too liquidy, just add a 1/4 cup of nut meal or dessicated coconut to thicken it up a bit.   What you'll need 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Custard

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Custard is such an easy thing to get happening at a moment's notice and chocolate custard is always a winner. We were off to friends' tonight for dinner and our arrangement is 'we bring cocktails and dessert' and you do mains and sides. Problem was, I had so little time between a yoga class, a birthday party my little man was invited to, and then the BBQ... What was a girl to do? I came up with a new dessert to fit the time poor factor. If you're really time poor just do the custard and serve … [Read more...]

Chocolate Custard Tart

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This is a decadent gluten free, grain free and optionally dairy free tart perfect for allergy friendly indulgence. It's a bit of a project the first time as you get your head around everything but it's actually really easy and I adore the custard making ritual if I have time to do it properly and not in the thermomix (Shhh, I don't want to hurt the thermomix's feelings) Each first Sunday of the month, my family has a get together lunch, to make sure we all catch up at least every month. Most … [Read more...]