These cookies will melt in your tongue, they are chewy and something you definitely must try during this winter.
Ingredients for cookies:
100 ml egg whites (approximately 3 eggs)
50 grams castor sugar
100 grams icing sugar
100 grams coconut flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
Ingredients for filling:
100 ml condensed milk
3 tbsp peanut butter
150 grams icing sugar
Instructions for cookies:
In a bowl, mix the icing sugar, coconut flour, salt and cocoa powder.
Sieve the flour mixture in a separate bowl to remove large bits of flour.
In another bowl, pour your vanilla essence and food colouring to your egg whites.
Use an electric mixer to whip the egg whites until they are frothy.
Add castor sugar gradually and whip the eggs until the meringue reaches a soft peak stage. (this means that when you flip the bowl upside down, the meringue should not fall out).
Gradually add the flour mixture to the meringue and use a spatula to fold the meringue.
To know when your batter is ready it should have a “lava-like” consistency, forming a thick ribbon that slowly blends back into itself when drizzled from your spatula. A figure “8” test will tell you when the consistency is correct. The batter should drizzle off the spatula and form an eight. Stop immediately at this point.
Pour the batter into a piping bag and pipe onto a sheet of parchment paper fixed to a baking sheet. You can use some batter as glue to hold the sheet steady. Also, pipe perpendicular to the surface and try to be consistent with the sizes.
Tap the tray several times to remove air bubbles. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes.
Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool the cookies for 10 minutes.
Pipe your filling onto the back of half the shells. Form a sandwich and enjoy!
Instructions for filling:
In a bowl, mix the peanut butter and condensed milk until they are fully blended.
Pour the icing sugar and use a spatula to mix the ingredients.
Truly Appetizing and a great way to start your day
Welcome to day 3 of celebrating all mothers and mothers to be from all over the globe! Today a great way to treat your mom would be to start the day with these gorgeous and tasty chocolate flavoured cinnamon rolls.
These rolls can be enjoyed with a drizzle of condensed milk as a glaze and topped up with some lovely vanilla ice-cream. I really enjoy having freshly baked (warm) cinnamon rolls with some cold vanilla ice cream. I love the contrast you get from eating something cold and hot at the same time. It is worth trying I tell you.
Oh, also enjoy these rolls with a cup of hot coffee, these will melt the cold away especially if you are in the cold climate.
2 cups self-raising flour
250 grams corn starch flour
100 grams cocoa powder
2 tbsp xylitol sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
100 ml melted butter
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp maple syrup
50 grams milk chocolate drops
1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Grease your baking tray with butter.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, vanilla essence and butter together.
In another bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon powder and salt.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour and mix well.
Pour milk to the flour and knead the dough.
Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough and form a rectangle shape.
Spread butter on top of the dough then sprinkle 1tsp of cinnamon powder.
Sprinkle the chocolate drops on top of the dough and finish by drizzling maple syrup.
Roll up the dough tightly and use a floss/knife to cut 8 equal rolls.
Arrange the pieces in the baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy!
Recently, I have gone into the habit of wanting to make my own things at home rather than buy from stores or restaurants. I mean its a fun experience and you get to know how things work in the kitchen.
Moreover, you will save lots of money. I am sure you know that ingredients are cheap o purchase ,but the price they charge you for cooked food is unbelievably high. I would rather make my own and tweak it according to my taste buds.
Let’s jump over to the recipe then.
500 grams self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
30 ml canola oil
1 cup warm milk
3 tbsp xylitol sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence.
1. Whisk flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in bowl.
2. In separate bowl, whisk egg, vanilla extract, milk, and oil.
3. Make a center in the flour mixture, and add the milk mixture gradually. Stir gently to form a batter.
4. Heat non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease bottom of pan with oil.
5. Drop batter using a tablespoon onto the pan. Cook pancakes until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute per side.
6. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter.
7. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with blueberries an strawberries.
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. In
fact, oats have been the number one breakfast food for many across the world, for
about 130 years.
Most people love the taste of oats but
to other’s demise they cannot enjoy oats due to gluten intolerance!
There is a special type of oats called
the gluten-free oats and these can be safely consumed by people who have a
gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
So, what does gluten free mean?
Gluten free means that food does not contain
gluten. Gluten means “glue” in Latin and is a protein that’s mainly found in
wheat, rye, and barley. It helps things like pizza dough and pasta keep their
structure, and for most of us, eating it is no big deal. But that’s not the
case for everyone.
Gluten affects people with celiac disease. Celiac disease
is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten causes the body to attack the small
intestine. This results in lots of bloating, abdominal pain, chronic
diarrhoea, weight loss, and fatigue.
So, what are the benefits of Gluten-Free Oats?
Gluten free oats are high in a
soluble fiber called beta-glucan.
Beta-glucan helps reduce cholesterol
and blood sugar levels, promotes
healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.
Gluten free oats aid in lowering
the risk of heart disease by
reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and protecting LDL cholesterol from
Oatmeal helps you to lose weight by making you feel satiated.
It does this by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing
production of the satiety hormone PYY.
Oatmeal has long been used to
help treat dry and itchy skin. It
may help relieve symptoms of various skin
conditions, including eczema. If you want to have the best skin, its best
to include oats in your diet.
Oatmeal protects against diabetes. The soluble fibre in oats does
not contribute to blood sugar spikes that can put you at risk for type 2 diabetes and
heart disease. If you already have diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) soluble
fibre can help keep your condition under control.
Gluten free oats boost
your immune system. One
specific type of fibre found in oats is beta-glucan. This type of fibre helps
your immune cells find and get to sites of infection quicker as it raises your
immune system’s response.
Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including
avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure and provide
other benefits. They are also nutritious as they are rich in carbs and fiber,
but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. They are very high
in many vitamins and minerals.
100 grams gluten free oats
250 ml water
¼ teaspoon salt
50 ml full cream
200 grams plain yoghurt
3 soft citruses
20 ml honey
10 grams almonds
5 grams chia seeds
On a stove, put the water
and salt into a pot and bring to boil.
Add the gluten free oats
and stir occasionally for 10-15 minutes.
Add some cream for more
thickness and flavour.
Remove the cooked oats
from the stove and cool for 10 minutes.
In a bowl layer the oats
at the bottom followed by soft citrus, yoghurt, mint leaves, more oats and soft
At the top of the parfait,
glaze with honey and sprinkle some chia seeds.
Decorate with strawberries
At the end of the day, oats are among
the healthiest foods you can eat. Enjoy!
Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you struggle waking up, especially now that it’s winter? You are not
alone! I feel the same, in fact many people have episodes of laziness during
winter mornings. Imagine it’s six o’clock but it still looks dark, and your
blankets feel warm, but you need to go to work: in that cold piercing air.
Start off your day with a delicious
breakfast such as this Banana & Goji berry smoothie. It will keep you awake for the rest of the day
and you will be surprised at how much energy you will have in carrying out your
daily tasks and how much concentration you will have during meetings or school.
Bananas are packed with carbohydrates that your body can use for instant energy; this explains
the high energy levels you will experience. They are
also full of potassium which acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory
health, helps with blood flow, prevents high blood pressure and helps
reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating circulation. Bananas
contain amino acids that prevent mood disorders, such as anxiety
and depression but rather aids in releasing the ‘happy hormone’. So, regularly
consuming bananas can increase your energy, prevent fatigue and enhance your mood
in the morning.
Who doesn’t want to look young and
No one wants wrinkles or fine lines.
If you are one of those people who are looking to prevent premature aging,
boost your immune system (if you easily catch a cold) or want to prevent
cancer; then the goji berry must be on your superfoods list!
Goji berries are an excellent source
of antioxidants that protect you against free radicals
(harmful molecules that can damage your cells).
The antioxidants in goji berries help fight aging by
preventing free radicals from damaging collagen in the skin. Moreover, studies
show that goji berry extract helps in delaying the aging process in cells. They
also contain anti-cancer properties, aid in improved energy and
feelings of overall well-being.
300 grams vanilla yoghurt
10 grams goji berries
10 grams chia seeds
3 ice blocks
200 ml water
Put the banana, vanilla yoghurt, goji berries, chia
seeds, mint leaves, ice and water into a high-speed blender.
Blend the ingredients
until smooth and creamy: if you want more thickness just add more yoghurt.
Pour the smoothie in a
bowl, jar or cup.
Sprinkle some mint leaves
and goji berries for decoration purposes. You can even add some raspberries for
colour and more flavour.
Add a slice of brown bread
topped with banana and raspberries.