I have wanted to try these for some time. So, with one child napping and the other busy playing on his own it was the perfect time for a quick soul satisfying recipe that I have wondered about for some time. I love ginger and the crunch of rice crispies but I want to challenge myself to make sweets with less sugar. This is where the dates came in, the addition of cocoa was driven by the memory of chocolate crackles growing up. I would have liked to add vanilla but it was not to be this morning as we … Continue reading Cocoa and ginger crispy bites
The first thing I noticed when I started eating cakes free from gluten and dairy was that the options available were often quite dry and crumbled before I even had a bite. In my journey to make a better tasting cakes I began using blended, and I mean pureed texture, quinoa. Now, I tried blitzing dried quinoa and adding to flour before liquids. I tried blitzing and then adding water to the quinoa powder to form a paste. The results were not bad but much preferred the texture of cakes that used quinoa that had been cooked then pureed. See … Continue reading Keeping cakes free from gluten, dairy and egg moist.
Having fried courgettes much like I would a schnitzel I was left with a good few table spoons of oil. We used to fry a lot more than we do these days and so a bottle of used oil would live under the sink to avoid oil ending up down the kitchen sink into the waterways. I’ve long wanted a funnel but when I had looked previously there were none available or they were priced beyond what I was willing to pay. Having found a bottle in the recycling I decided to make my own funnel and I honestly was … Continue reading Water conscious cleaning
To help you get a grasp of where I’d like my Not-so-Naughty blog to go I am going to start with the theme of water over September. I won’t be flying solo on this adventure. My husband and some friends … Continue reading Just a spoonful of… water.
I won’t lie my energy for our newly acquired allotment has somewhat dwindled over the Summer Holidays. My lively four year old autistic son and his accomplice, his one year old sister, had decided to wake at the LATEST time … Continue reading Seasonal salad #allotment courgettes
So, this is me. My first step into the world of blogging. How did I get here? Well, this blog is side show of my cake business, Not-so-Naughty. Not-so-Naughty evolved following what was a rather dramatic time in my life. … Continue reading First steps…