Flourless Lemon Syrup Cake

Combining my two loves of teacake and citrus this Lemon Syrup Cake ticks all the boxes. Made with almond meal so it is gluten free, also sugar free and deliciously soft and fluffy. Lemon in baking would have to be one of my all time favourite ingredients, it’s not heavy or sickening and the zesty citrus and honey gives just the right amount of sweet/sour combination.

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Dairy Free No Bake Lime Coconut Slice

The other day we were lucky enough to get our hands on a box of market limes. At this time of hospitality closures, many restaurants and cafes haven’t been buying their normal stock quantities resulting in an over stock of many items, limes being one of them. Wholesalers and markets selling them much cheaper than normal so we thought why not support our local businesses and take some off their hands.

This recipe came straight to mind, normally made with lemons I decided to make a lime version. I have adjusted it slightly to suit and because it’s been such a popular recipe I thought I’d share it with you.

Oat Base
Filling ready to refrigerate

A sugar-free, dairy-free lime and coconut slice. Using cashew nuts to make the creamy filling you really don’t miss the dairy at all. No sugar added only sweetened with natural honey or rice malt syrup and the tangy lime juice and rind that complements so beautifully that you end up with a perfectly sweet but tangy, creamy and smooth slice. It can be kept in the fridge for up to a week to eat a little as you please or frozen for 3 months.

Dairy Free No Bake Lime & Coconut Slice

Ingredients

Base 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tbsp rice malt syrup or natural honey Filling 1 cup cashews 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup rice malt syrup or honey juice of 4 limes rinds of 2 limes (leaving some to top) extra desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top

Directions

  1. To make base, place oats in a food processor or vitamix and blend until fine crumbs
  2. Add desiccated coconut, melted coconut oil, and rice malt syrup/honey and process till well combined
  3. Press mixture into a prepared 20x20cm square tin line with baking paper
  4. Place in the fridge for 20mins
  5. Make filling, Place cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, lime juice and rind, in a vitamix or blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  6. Pour over the base and return to the fridge for at least 45mins or until set.
  7. Sprinkle over extra coconut and lime rind and cut into squares.

Note- GF option Replace oats with quinoa flakes or buckwheat flour

Better for you Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Everyone loves a fudgy brownie the indulgent treat that most people feel incredibly guilty with each mouthful. But what if I told you, you can make them better for you?

Did you know that the average Australian consumes 3 times the amount of added sugar daily?

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That is a huge increase over the years, while our recommended daily intake is only 6 teaspoons of sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men an average Australian is consuming up around 17 teaspoons that’s around 70g of sugar a day! It’s as little as having a glass of  store-bought orange juice and pre packaged cereal for breakfast with store-bought muesli bar or muffin for morning tea. They all contain added sugar which is hidden and without even knowing it you are already over your daily intake and you havent even had lunch yet.  (more…)

Raspberry Jam Coconut Slice.. The classics never get old.

There are some classic recipes that never seem to get old. They continue to be as popular today as the day they were created. The smell that permeates through the house when baking these classics trigger those child-hood memories of visiting Nanna after school or weekends. Welcomed with a warm yet delicate hug, a feeling of unconditional love and a sense of home. Always a freshly baked cake, biscuits or slice on the kitchen bench just incase visitors pop around for a cuppa. It’s amazing how smells connect us with deep emotions and memories something we take a little for granted now a days. As that saying goes we need to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things in life.¬† (more…)

Dairy-Free No Bake Lemon & Coconut Slice

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My father-in-law has a grand lemon tree that he has grown for many years, it is his pride and joy. He takes great pleasure in showing the fruits of his labour to family and friends each Winter with a gleam in his eye and smile from ear to ear how can we not be anything but grateful to accept the buckets filled with his prized lemons. The lemon tree is in full bloom with hundreds of beautiful juicy lemons the size of  baseballs which means we have an endless supply. Whilst we have been using them in juices, cooking, teas etc we still have them by the bucket loads. Baking just seemed the natural fit to use some of these luscious citrus fruits.

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Blueberry & Vanilla Spelt Scones

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The Winter days have had me feeling more like baking. Maybe it’s because we don’t feel like braving the cold outside, the home comfort of staying warm indoors. Having time at home gives us some spare hours over the weekend to do the things we love in my case baking or maybe just because we feel like turning the kettle on more often to warm our frosty fingers. Whatever the reasons¬† I’m not complaining I love getting my hands dirty in the kitchen. There is just something so satisfying and homely about baking something from scratch wouldn’t you agree? (more…)