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Apple Rose Pastries

This is a wonderful recipe. Not least because it looks really complex but is actually simple. These are the best kind of recipes… It’s a pastry-esq dessert, without the need to make any actual pastry. (Oh joy!) The ‘pastry’ is made using a frying pan in the same way you make pancakes… This recipe makes around 6 apple roses– but you could probably stretch it to eight…

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Almond and Chocolate Pear Cake (V.V. Low in sugar.)

This is fab. Easy and quick and it will make the most of this season’s delicious pears. They are also sugar free, Gluten Free, Grain Free Paleo and most importantly of all – delicious. In this recipe I use a little brown rice syrup. This is wonderful stuff, it contains no fructose – which is the bit in sugar that causes all the problems. I get my…

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Sweet Vanilla biscuit Swirl with an Orange-Blossom Honey Cream Dip

This is a fabulous invention! Between a biscuit and a Spanish churros. The biscuits are cooked in ghee! (They don’t absorb the oil at all and so are completely grease-free, but take on a wonderful flavour through this method of cooking.) They work beautifully dipped in the orange blossom honey cream, and pair perfectly with a Ruby Thai Oolong Tea Makes 6 biscuits. Ingredients: 20g Water 50g…

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Black Sesame Cake with Raspberry & Matcha

The flavours of green tea, black sesame seed and raspberry go beautifully together and work magnificently with the Genmaicha tea. Makes 12 small cakes For the sponges: 150g Unsalted Butter 100g Black Tahini 50g Stevia Blend Sugar (I use Truvia) ½ tsp Soy Sauce – I use a gluten free variety 2 eggs 100g Ground Almonds ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder For the Icings 200g Unsalted Butter (very…

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Chocolate Mousse Slice with Cardamom Coffee Mascarpone

This is a wonderfully decadent recipe for a lovely low sugar, fluffy chocolate mousse, with a cardamom and coffee mascarpone icing and toasted pistachios to finish. I like to make this dessert in a small square cake tin lined with cling film. I slice it up and decorate it with the icing once set. My tip would be to keep the tin on the small side as…

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Blueberry & Brown Butter Breakfast Cake

Yes! You can have cake for breakfast. Packed with all the goodness that you need to start your day. The brown butter adds a lovely toasty nutty flavour to the cake. Well worth doing. Eggs, nuts, fruit, what could be better. – Oh and no sugar. Obvs. Dollop on a spoonful of yogurt and a handful of berries to make this even more perfect. To make this…

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Truly Sugar Free Quick Chocolate Fudge

These wonderfully smooth extremely healthy, quick and simple fudge squares are just answer to your sweet cravings. The inclusion of nuts, coconut oil makes this treat super healthy with absolutely no sugar, perfect with your cuppa. The kids will be fighting you for them too! Full of nuts which are an excellent source of protein and high in lauric acid from the coconut oil which contains medium…

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Crunchy Almond and Chia Crackers, gluten free, paleo, low carb, high protein & off the scale yum!

I have been trying for ages to make a truly crunchy cracker to have with cheese or dips or even a slather of my chocolate nut butter…but restricting myself to make a truly healthy cracker, with no flour or grain, has proved very tricky, as any alternative has left the crackers too yielding with not quite enough snap. I have discovered an almond flour that is finely…

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Low Sugar Pear Tarte Tatin with Hot Chocolate Sauce

This is low sugar, gluten free and grain free and includes the easiest pastry you will ever make!   You will need a frying pan that you can also put into the oven. (So one where the handle doesn’t melt!) Pre-heat your oven to 170C Ingredients: For the ‘Pastry’ 60g Ground Almonds 60g Tapioca Flour (Also called Cassava flour/starch) 120ml Coconut Milk For the Pears 4 Ripe…

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