All the recipes in this blog are free from refined sugar and use either zero or low sugar natural sweeteners. 

These include xylitol, stevia and yacon syrup - demonstrating that it's possible to enjoy sweet goodies without raising your sugar levels.

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Chocolate steamed Pud

Fancy a wee trip down memory lane? I recently re-discovered the delights of the steamed pud after being estranged from it for decades. Now I’m making up for lost time. This is a great lockdown pud. A real heart and tum gladdener. When you steam a sponge mixture gently and slowly for a long time, something wonderful happens to it. Flavours meld and the consistency becomes smooth and so, so comforting. Read more

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Blueberry Pudding

If lifestyle and circumstances don’t normally allow you time to reap the pleasures of low sugar home baking, the Corona Virus lockdown could be the perfect opportunity to blow the dust off your mixing bowl and baking tin and give it a go. Read more

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Courgette and Walnut Loaf

Don’t let this humble little tea bread fool you, it will melt your heart and tum. It’s so light, soft and moreish, you’re going to need solid self-restraint not to scoff the lot. Read more

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Clementine cake with chocolate icing

When a Facebook friend posted a collection of seasonal recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi recently, this big beaut of a cake leapt out and caught my eye. Wowee Yotam!! Anyone who thinks of baking a cake and then covering the whole damned thing with a big fat layer of rich dark chocolate, is a master of cake wizardry in my eyes. And what more irresistible cake flavour combo could there be than clementine and chocolate? Read more

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Cashew Parsnip and Coconut Cake

What could be a more heartening sign of Spring than this plumptious, little cake? This sweet offering is the result of some tinkering with a recipe that I found in a Leon cookbook. Coconut, cashew and parsnip – wow! It seemed such an intriguing combination, I couldn’t resist further investigation.  Read more

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