Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondant

This was the technical challenge on The Great British Bake Off yesterday (which might have driven me to eating peanut butter while watching the episode), so here’s the recipe. Ingredients 150g Unsalted Butter 150g Dark chocolate (Good Quality, Finely Chopped) 3 Large Eggs 75g Caster Sugar 1 tbsp Plain Flour 4 tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter Cocoa Powder (for dusting) Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondant

2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are bananas!  No, I mean they are literally made from bananas. And eggs. Eggs and bananas, and that’s it. I can see that look you’re giving me right now, but you just have to trust. These two ingredients, whisked together and given a little skillet love, are truly something magical. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the step-by-step recipe and decide for … Continue reading 2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Vegan Victoria Sponge

Believe it or not this recipe is VEGAN! And it tastes AMAZING! Ingredients for the Sponge: 400g self-raising flour 240g caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 400ml soya milk 160 ml light rapeseed oil 2 tbsp vanilla extract Ingredients for the Vanilla Buttercream: 75g dairy free margarine 75g vegetable fat 2 tbsp vanilla extract 750g icing sugar 40-60ml soya milk For the Rest: Vegetarian Strawberry Jam … Continue reading Vegan Victoria Sponge

For the Love of Food

Don’t eat food that makes your body feel bad. Only eat food that makes you feel good mentally and physically. How often do we eat foods because our brains and our taste buds want them, but then we feel awful afterwards?  We promise ourselves that we won’t do it again, but sure enough, sooner or later we find ourselves in the same predicament again.  It’s important … Continue reading For the Love of Food

The Joy of Eating

In our diet-obsessed society we’ve been taught to view food as a necessary evil, a nuisance, the thing to blame for the scale not budging, the thing we can’t have. The forbidden fruit. Or we’ve been taught to view food in a more neutral light: as fuel. Strictly as a source of nutrients, vitamins, protein, fiber. Fuel for our bodies to function. Fuel for our brains to … Continue reading The Joy of Eating

Sweet Potatoes VS. White Potatoes

Firstly, potatoes – the beige variety – are not the devil. When baked and paired with some protein, or boiled and rolled in herbs and a little olive oil, they can provide a satisfying simple meal. However there is a reason the humble spud does not enjoy the superfood status of the sweet variety. To start with, regular potatoes are higher on the glycemic index … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes VS. White Potatoes