Lemon layer cake

Lemon layer cakeThis cake is a delightful cross between a sponge cake and cheesecake, with the lemon sauce providing a refreshing twist. So, why bother making two cakes separately when you can have all in one?

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Mocca flapjacks

Mocca flapjacksIf flapjacks sound too boring for you, try these mocca ones – they are so not your ordinary flapjacks! They are yummy and a little chewy, and you’re bound to reach for a second helping (and a third, and a fourth…)

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Chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate orange bundt cakeThis chocolate orange cake is moist and velvety. By making it in a bundt tin, it looks more interesting, too.

The cake is perfect for an indulgent afternoon tea and if there’s any left over, you can pop the pieces in the freezer.

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Coffee banana pudding

Coffee banana puddingThis dessert has layers of yummy coffee-flavoured mashed bananas and creamy vanilla quark. If you’re feeling slightly naughty, try it as a decadent breakfast!

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Choc Shot – sugar-free liquid chocolate

Choc Shot - sugar-free liquid chocolateFancy some hot chocolate but want it without refined sugar? Want to make some chocolate treats but can’t be bothered to melt the chocolate? Choc Shot, liquid chocolate belonging to the ‘Sweet Freedom’-family, is the answer.

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Coconut pannacotta with mango and lime purée

Coconut pannacotta with mango and lime purée This coconut pannacotta is lovely and creamy, yet no cream is used and the whole recipe is dairy-free and vegan.

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Sweetening syrups and honey as egg & sugar substitutes

Sweet FreedomHoney and sweetening syrups, such as Sweet Freedom, agave nectar and date syrup, are sticky and therefore can be used instead of egg to bind ingredients together. They can also add moisture into the sweet treats.

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Honey in cooking and baking

A bee collecting nectar from a purple flowerIf you can use honey, it adds a number of advantages to your baking:

– It enhances browning and crispiness. If you use gluten-free flour blends in your baking, you may have noticed that they don’t brown very well. Honey can help to add colour to your treats.

– Honey retains more moisture in cakes and other treats which makes them more succulent. Read more…

 

Buying xylitol

A packet of Total Sweet xylitolAs xylitol has become more popular, it’s become more widely available. In the UK there are now several brands to choose from, such as XyloBrit, Total Sweet and Xylitol UK. They all come in a granular form, looking very much like ordinary sugar. The bag size is usually 225-250 g, but there are some 1 kg bags and 4 g saches available, too. Read more…