Olive and Feta or Mozzarella Bites

Olive and Feta or Mozzarella Bites   These are simple yet very attractive-looking bites. Mozzarella pearls are stocked in some supermarkets. Alternatively you could use a melon baller to make your own from a large mozzarella ball; I’ve tried it though and it’s a bit fiddly and time-consuming. If you cannot get hold of mozzarella […]


CHOCOHOLIC CUPCAKES   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a standard 12-cup cupcake tin with paper baking cups. To make the cupcakes, mix together the rice milk and apple cider vinegar in a 2-cup measuring cup. Whisk together the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum and salt in a large bowl. Make […]


CHOCOHOLIC CUPCAKES   Makes 12 standard-size cupcakes No need for a twelve-step program here, because being addicted to chocolate, or these cupcakes, for that matter, is a good thing. Not only do you get the good stuff that chocolate brings, but I’ve also added a potassium boost thanks to the avocado in the frosting. The […]


SALTED BREADCRUMB TOPPING INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup breadcrumbs, homemade or store-bought ½ teaspoon salt   DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the breadcrumbs and salt, and stir continuously until the breadcrumbs are golden and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes.    


 CHRISTMAS MAM’S CHRISTMAS CAKE Method: Place the currants, raisins, sultanas, apricots and cranberries into a large bowl and give them a little mix around with your hands. Pour over the warm tea and the brandy and stir with a wooden spoon to ensure all of the fruit has been coated in some liquid. Cover with […]