Christmas would not be the same without mince pies, bursting with rich dried fruits, spices and citrus notes. After a glut of quince one year, I decided to add them to the mix, rather than the usual grated apple, and this was the delicious result, giving the mix a sweet, tart twist. Freshly chopped ginger lifts all the flavours up.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte with Praline Ganache
A chocoholic’s delight! Instead of using shop-bought praline or chocolate and hazelnut spread, both packed with refined sugar, I make my own praline paste using nut butters and natural sweeteners. It adds a really pure nutty flavour and texture to this rich and decadent cake without making it sickly sweet.
Healthy Banana Bread
I could eat Banana Bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, it’s filling and comforting, and especially good warm from the oven. My recipe contains unrefined sugar and a slightly healthier grain.
Enjoy as a healthy snack, stick a slice in the kids lunch boxes and enjoy with a good cuppa!