Source: Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe –
Quick Chocolate Muffins with no added sugar and no added fats. Photography CJ Baldacchino during a live tv show
‘quick and easy chocolate muffins sweetened with dates. They contain no added fats and are moist and delicious’
You will need:
200ml warm water
250g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vinegar
a pinch of cinnamon
a pinch of coffee powder
a pinch of salt
4 tablespoons chocolate powder
3 tablespoons cocoa nibs [optional]
Soak the dates in the warm water. Prepare a muffin tin with paper cases.
Use a hand blender to bind the dates with the water until they form a smooth paste.
Sieve the self raising flour,chocolate powder and baking powder twice. Add the vanilla, salt, cinnamon and coffee powder. Mix the ingredients together until the mixture is consistent. Beat the eggs and add them to the blended dates. Add…
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I am a HUGE fan of chocolate, especially chocolate cake. I always have some kind of chocolate around the house. I need something sweet after a meal (which is pretty much always).
When I decided to make a fondant cake thought of using a chocolate cake. A dense, moist chocolate cake; what else is needed to mark a perfect occasion?
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Last week I was at the seaside taking walks on the beach and enjoying every ray of sunshine, but returning to Zagreb it took me a few days to adapt to the low temperatures that welcomed me back. It’s even hard to believe that a day ago it was snowing near Zagreb and this part of year everybody should be barbecuing outside. We are also planning a family barbecue next weekend so hope the sun will finally bring up the mid-April-winter temperatures.
Until then we are left with hearty soups and stews to keep us warm. One of the tastiest soups in my cookbook is Green pea soup with crispy bacon. I know what you’re going to say, there isn’t a thing that couldn’t be delicious with a touch of bacon. But this soup is for some even better without bacon, I just love the crispy bacon on top. It consist of…
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I love to bake unpeeled potatoes in the oven. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, you get a perfect baked potato served cracked open and still steaming. You can have it with butter and salt, cheese, baked beans or chili sauce. Any filling is good, vegetarian or not.
You can baked them when you come from work. Put some potatoes in the oven and then just carry on with your after work routine.
The best potatoes for baking in the oven are Russets. The skin is thicker and the interior is starchy.
- Russet potatoes (the same size)
- Fresh ground pepper
Heat the oven at 200 degrees C. Turn on the oven while you are washing the potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each potato. Prick the potatoes in a few places with a fork. Bake the potatoes on the oven rack or place them…
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Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream
12 ounces fresh rhubarb, chopped (3 cups)
8 ounces fresh strawberries, chopped (2 cups)
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Shortbread cookies (optional)
In a medium bowl stir together rhubarb, strawberries, and strawberry jam. Let mixture stand at room temperature while preparing cream cheese mixture.
Direction: Cheesecake Cream
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until sugar is dissolved.
While beating on medium speed, gradually add whipping cream. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
Layer about 1/2 cup each fruit mixture and Cheesecake Cream into eight 8-oz. canning jars.
Serve right away or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with shortbread cookies, if desired.