Gluten free cookie plate, bowl and a chocolate ganache dip for strawberries, banana, apple and raspberries. Basically you dunk your fruit into the dip then you can break parts of the cookie plate into the dip before finally eating the cookie dip bowl.
My fiance and kids had lots of fun eating this, it only took them 5 minutes to destroy it.
I used a basic sugar dough recipe from the BBC [link] i used a silicon cupcake case as a mold for the bowl and i just rolled out a small plate shape for the base.
I know this is not the best photo, i took so many but now that summer is ending so is the lovely natural light. Once Autumn comes i will probably not be baking so much, it will be getting much to dark to photograph. food gallery [link]
My fiance bought me some strawberry's and raspberry's today to make a cake for my friends. He ended up coming home with two huge punnets so i ended up on a three hour baking session of cupcakes, ice lollys, loaf cakes and milkshake. I have now had enough of fruit for one day!
Raspberry and Strawberry (gluten free) cupcakes drizzled with white chocolate
I have lost count how many recipes i have now made using my Chocolate recipe book i got for Valentines day!
My kids love banana so i made this for them, i didn't make it too rich for them so didn't put as much cocoa powder in as the recipe stated. Finally i drizzled over some milk and white chocolate just in case it didn't look appetizing enough to them!
There are two ways you can add the banana, mashed up or like i did chopped up in chunks, in case they did not believe me it was banana in it!
This cake will probably take a while to be eaten up, so a rest from baking for a few days it is
Melted white chocolate mixed into mini smarties and Rice Krispies served in petit for cases. I wasn't planning on making anything today but baking is a big stress reliever for me and i really needed that this morning.
I used to make versions of this when i was a kid using corn flakes and such but had forgotten ow much fun and tasty something so simple can be so please don't go dismissing this as just something for the kids to do. There are so many possibilities for these, peanut butter, Oreo, marshmallows, fruit, nuts, liquors, the list goes on so have a play.
I have been so busy this week that I haven't been able to do any food photography of any of the goodies i have been baking. Apple crumble which the kids helped me make, Victoria sponge cupcakes as a thank you gift for a friend which i then made again two days later for my dad who was complaining i hadn't baked anything in ages (i gave him some upside down cake only a week ago!!!)
It has not really been photography weather so expect less and less photography over the following autumn and winter months as i will only be uploading when i either get decent light like today or if it is something really yummy i really want to share with you. Be warned though the photography will not be any good under these conditions so snap shot photography will have to do which is just as well really as it's a really busy time.
My Sunday baking session Strawberry and Raspberry Cupcakes with white chocolate drizzle with even more cupcakes in the cake tin. Strawberry and Raspberry Loaf Cake with white chocolate drizzle Strawberry and Raspberry Milkshake Strawberry and Raspberry Ice lollys hiding in the top right hand corner. I also made a Strawberry and Raspberry sauce to go with the loaf cake after taking this. Everything is 100% gluten free too
peanut butter cupcakes (gluten free) with Cadbury Philadelphia frosting with sprinkled toasted nuts served in chocolate cupcake cases making this one tasty chocolatey treat.
Thought it about time i combine two of my recipes together and this came to mind Also i thought it be about time i get back to some chocolate baking after all that fruit! I have never made peanut butter cupcakes before so it was strange to see the sponge so dark.
Homemade blueberry crumble with gluten free topping, served with warm custard
I have been so busy working on recipes and tutoirlas i almost forgot to upload this!
I lvoe a good apple crumble, it is probably one of my favourite hot desserts and i will only eat it with warm custard of yogurt. At the weekend i got a punnet of lovely fresh blueberries. I was going to make blueberry cupcakes but am all cake, cupcake and muffin baked out at the moment so decided to try a new flavour crumble for a change. I am very glad i did, it was yummy, i had to add some slices of apple as i didn;t have enough blueberries as the kids have been snacking on them.
I was going to clean up the ramekins a bit beofre photography but the colour from the blueberries straight out of the oven was so lovely bubbling up of the crumble sides i just had to keep it!
RECIPE SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 punnet of blueberries (you can add other berries and sliced apples if you like) 1 cup of plain/all purpose or gluten free flour 1/2 cup castor or granulated sugar 80g soft butter 4 tbsp of brown sugar If you have any, add some oats and cinnamon to the crumble mix if you want.
Pre-heat oven to 180oC divide berries into ramekins, sprinkle with some of the castor/granulated sugar in a food processor blitz together the butter, flour and castor sugar sprinkle topping on berries sprinkle brown sugar on crumble mix bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned and bubbling. serve with ice cream, custard, cream or yogurt.
Banana, walnut, rum, banana chips, chocolate chips and chocolate ganache! This is certainly a big and bold cake with a lot of flavour and attitude. A special cake, for a very special friends birthday.
Lee loves banana cake, he once bought me bananas, eggs, sugar etc round my house so i could bake him a cake while he was here. Since then i mentioned banana and walnut and he got very excited which gave me an idea. I searched many recipes and ideas until i finally found this one on the BBC good food website [link] Of course me being me i just had to adapt the recipe to put my own stamp on it. Instead of vanilla i added rum, chocolate chips to the cake mix and baked it in two tins instead of one so i could fill the center as well as the top of the cake with chocolate ganache. I used two kinds of chocolate ganache, milk and semi sweet then topped it off with banana chips as chopped bananas would have discoloured too quickly plus the chips have lots of flavour, chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
I made a few adjustments to the recipe, firstly i replaced the wheat flour for gluten free, i made the recipe as cupcakes rather than a whole cake as my kids prefer cupcakes and i also sliced some of the apples to put in the top as well as chopping chopping them up into cubes and a sprinkle of granulated sugar on top.
I have never even considered making a chocolate cake with apples in so really was not know what to expect, glad i gave it a go though because it worked really well.