Jan 10, 2020
When was the last time you had steamed pudding? Before I started experimenting with a low sugar/low carb version recently, the last time for me was probably decades ago.
In these faster, slicker times of instant gratification and the new cute baking fashion for instant microwaved cakes in a cup, it’s hardly surprising that this classic appears to have fallen into pudding obscurity. Read more
Nov 21, 2019
It’s an ongoing voyage of discovery making low sugar, low carb cakes. From time to time there are baking trays of disappointment when experiments don’t work out as anticipated. Equally though there are the thrills and triumphs. Take this ginger cake for example. Read more
Oct 4, 2019
Fancy something a bit different with your cuppa? This gorgeous little sweet treat is based on a traditional Indian recipe. Interestingly though, its refined, fragrant flavours and soft, delicate texture make it seem a quintessential English teashop cake. Read more
Aug 14, 2019
I don’t know about you, but a cake recipe that involves little more than lobbing everything into a food processor and pressing the ON button – always gets my vote.
Until the happy day comes when bakers and retailers start catering for people on low sugar diets, keeping off sugar basically requires either a spiritual conversion to full-time savoury or a commitment make each sweet treat that passes your lips yourself. Read more
Jun 12, 2019
I’m pushed to think of a more heavenly way of passing a Summer afternoon than feasting al fresco upon a glorious cream tea. The genteel tinkling of cutlery on china, birdies chirruping in the shrubbery, may be a stream doing a spot of babbling in the background…….
I’ve assumed those days were gone given that conventional scones and jam are enough to send blood sugar levels to the moon and back. But we’re not interested in convention here. Oh no, we’re thinking outside the cake tin. Read more