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Christmas Tree Wholemeal Spelt Rolls

These fluffy rolls are perfect served alongside the ‘Creamy mushroom & chestnut pate’. Serve them freshly baked, warm out of the oven and pour the drizzle over just as your about to eat them. Delicious!

Recipe – Creamy Mushroom & Chestnut Pate

Ingredients

2tbsp of dried yeast

750ml warm almond milk

50g of coconut oil

950g of wholemeal spelt flour

2tsp of salt

1/2 finely chopped red onion

2 finely chopped garlic

1/2 cup of olive oil

Finely chopped rosemary (or other chopped herbs)

Mix the yeast, warm almond milk and coconut oil together in a large bowl and leave for 15mins. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl. Stir together until a dough forms, adding a little extra flour or milk to create a non sticky dough. I love to use the dough hook on my kitchen aid to form the dough and for the kneading but hands work just as well.

Remove and knead the dough for 10 minutes on a floured surface. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with a clean tea towel. Leave to rise for one hour in a warm place.

Tip the dough back out onto the floured work surface and knead it again. Split the dough in half and keep splitting until you have around 26 small pieces.

Place some of them out onto a greased baking tray in the shape of your choice. I decided on a Christmas tree shape. Leave to rise again for 20minutes.

Bake at 200oc for 20-25mins. Meanwhile fry the onion and garlic in the olive oil on a gentle heat until soft. Set aside for drizzling.

Remove rolls and add the drizzle to serve. Best enjoyed immediately. Enjoy!

Chocolate Brownie Cake

Suitable for Vegans

This cake is soooo delicious and even without the butter and eggs it is so super moist! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a vegan friendly cake recipe and for anyone looking to cook less with eggs or butter.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups of self raising flour

1 1/2 cups of golden caster sugar

3/4 cups cacao powder

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups of hazelnut milk (or other dairy free milk)

1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup of organic rapeseed oil

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 cup of boiling water

Topping:

Hazelnuts

Cherries

4 Tbsp of Cacao Powder ( I used Pacari’s drinking cacao with ginger)

4 Tbsp of Golden Icing Sugar

My ingredients are always organic where possible.

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, sugar, cacao powder and salt to a mixing bowl (I use my trusty kitchen aid) and mix on a low speed together.
  2. Mix the milk and vinegar together in a jug and leave for a few minutes.
  3. Turn the flour mixture back on low speed and slowly add in the oil, milk and vinegar and the vanilla extract and blend together for a minute or so.
  4. Add in the boiling water and mix on low, increasing the speed to medium to ensure its all fully blended.
  5. Pour into a well oiled cake tin, I used a drop of the rapeseed oil to oil the tin.
  6. Bake on 160-180 for around 40 minutes. Poke a stick or clean butter knife through the center of the cake to see if it is cooked through. If it comes out clean its done, if its still sticky it needs some more time in the oven.
  7. Leave the cake to cool.
  8. Add the cacao and icing sugar together in a bowl and add a little hot water splash by splash to mix through to a paste like consistency.
  9. Spread the icing on the cake and decorate with nuts, cherries or fresh strawberries.
  10. Slice and enjoy! Remember to share ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Apple Fall Recipes

Awesome Apple Recipes

I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends.ย  These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them.ย  My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie!ย  If anything try this recipe!

Click the video below for the recipes.ย  You can also find the recipes further down this post.

Toffee Apple Smoothie

2x chopped apples

2-4 x medjool dates

3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)

Dash of maple syrup

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.ย  Add in a little extra milk if necessary.ย  Share with family and friends!

Apple Recipes

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Oh these are so delicious!ย  Be warned they are addictive! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Apple Slices (seeds removed)

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit

Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above).ย  Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice.ย  Serve like mini apple sandwiches!ย  These make great after school snacks.

Overnight Apple Oats

I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.

1 x apple

Organic Oats

Hemp Milk

Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)

Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)

Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl.ย  I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge.ย  Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk.ย  I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up.ย 

In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven.ย  I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!

Apple Turnovers

These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks.ย  My kids had these all week!

Ready to roll puff pastry

Chopped Apples

Cinnamon

Allspice

Caster Sugar

Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll.ย  You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely!ย  Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar.ย  Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges.ย  Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

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Healthy movie snacks – popcorn!


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Movie time – home made popcorn!

One for the kids…make sure you have adult supervision as the machine can get pretty hot during the cook! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

So cheap to make and great fun for the kids to make in the popcorn machine… ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pop a small handful of kernels into a popcorn machine, switch on – simple! ย Drizzle with sweetener of choice, we use the fruit sweetener in the picture, honey, agave etc.

Eat and enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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