I have seen tin soldiers, wooden soldiers but never one as perfect as this made out of pure solid chocolate, 100% edible and handcrafted by Andrew Farrugia, a world renowned chocolate artist and carver.
Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.
Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity
‘I like making my own energy bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are set, preferably the day after they are made, I cut them up into bars or squares, pack them individually and freeze them’
These chocolate muffins are so quick and easy to make and they are so soft and delicious that I think most people will not be able to resist a second one.
During Christmas week or a weekend in December they are ideal a any tie of the day and a good start to the weekend as a late breakfast too with a cup of coffee. Thick, dark and silky chocolate gives you an instant lift and you can also omit the icing and sprinkle oats, museli or your favourite seeds on top before baking.
I share this recipe today because this sauce is fabulous to serve on any ice cream, making even shop bought ice creams special. It is, like most of my recipes, very quick and simple to make and you will need:
Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges
‘quick and easy chocolate muffins sweetened with dates. They contain no added fats and are moist and delicious’ You will need: 250g dates 200ml warm water 250g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon vinegar 4 eggs a pinch of cinnamon a pinch of coffee powder a pinch of salt vanilla 4 tablespoons chocolate powder 3 tablespoons cocoa nibs [optional] Soak the … Read More Quick Chocolate Muffins with no refined sugar and no added fats
‘An incredibly quick dessert, ideal for the hot summer days. It is vegan, gluten free, lactose free and has no added processed sugar. Worth a try if you are reading this recipe as it will not disappoint’ You will need: 2 cups coconut 2 tablespoons agave 1 vanilla pod 2 tablespoons cold pressed coconut oil 400g sugar free dairy free chocolate a tart tin … Read More No bake coconut chocolate cherry slice
This cake was sliced and eaten as soon as we took it out of the oven because we wanted our audience to see the result. If you let it cool down, the middle layer will set and the cake will cut very nicely. You will need: 250g self raising flour 2 tablespoons chocolate powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 … Read More Chocolate Zucchini Cake with baked ricotta filling