This is a tribute to Ivan, my twinkly eyed, wild white curly-haired godfather. He would delight me on many a birthday by baking a fresh loaf of ‘elioti’, the beautifully rustic olive bread he learned to make while living in Greece. Golden & crisp on the outside, while slick & moist with olives & onions inside, I used to savour the oily saltiness with great relish. I set out to create a gluten free version & I’m delighted to share the result….
One of my favourite aspects of summer in New Zealand is plums. From the small, cute, yellow-fleshed variety, through to the hearty, darkly-hued omegas, I love them all. Tart sharp acidic skin? Soft sweet juicy interior? I’ll take the lot.
This cake is a simple celebration of the humble plum. Handfuls of juicy plums are studded into a not-too-sweet cake batter, then sprinkled with a light, nutty crumble topping. The plums are truly the star of the show, their tart bite still shining through the gently sweetened cake & topping….
When your kids ask for a treat but you don’t want to fill them up with empty calories, try these quick & easy ideas. Even better, get them involved with creating them too! Here’s a small gallery of fun feast suggestions, ideal for little hands & tummies….
Such a cute home-made gift! Chocolate salami is a wonderful sweet treat to keep tucked away in the fridge – simply slice & snack. I had a quick scout around online for sweet salami recipes, but so many of them were a high octane blend of store-bought chocolate, biscuits, eggs, butter, lollies…so I set out to create a healthier version. This is a no-bake nutty chocolatey superfoods concoction, which will scratch that sweet itch without spiking your blood glucose….