Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Creamy chocolate moussy pudding! (Gluten & Egg Free)

Yes, by the title of this post you can see that I had trouble defining exactly what this chocolate creation actually is!  I don't think you would be wrong to say it is a custard, a pudding or a mousse, as it has elements of each of these in one.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Breakfast Balls

Breakfast Balls
Some of the most common things I hear about breakfast are 'I don't have time', 'I don't feel like eating first thing in the morning', 'I'm bored of traditional breakfast foods', and 'an hour or so after brekky I am searching for food again'.
Do any of those sound familiar to you?  Sometimes kids can also be difficult customers when it comes to getting a good breakfast into them before school, and plenty of studies have shown a reduction in concentration with a nutrient poor/missed breakfast.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Raspberry cheesecake ice cream sandwich (with gluten free coconut and almond biscuits)

Hmmm I'm starting to notice a trend with my blog. Ice cream, ice cream, and ice cream!!!  Do you think I like it much?!
Well hopefully you do too. I know these pics would be enough to get me craving ice cream, even on the coldest of days!
Last night I realised I had no cream but in the fridge was a block of cream cheese and some organic yogurt so immediately cheesecake flavoured ice cream came to mind, of course!
So I used my original ice cream recipe but substituted the cream for the cream cheese and yogurt, and when it was almost finished churning, I threw in a couple of handfuls of frozen organic raspberries. Whilst it didn't churn as thick as with the cream, it hasn't frozen icy at all and is actually a lighter, slightly more acidic flavour.  Quite refreshing really.
But what puts it into a league of its own is teaming it up with these little biscuits that quite seriously take seconds to whiz together, thanks, of course to the Thermomix! The recipe is based on the 40 second biscuit recipe found in the EDC Thermomix cookbook but I have made a few changes. Of course any of your favourite bikkies would work just as well - ginger, choc chip, even filling a brandy snap with the ice cream would make an impressive dessert for even the most discerning guest!