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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Cake and 2 Veg (chocolate sandwich cake)

The thing about white wheat flour, the staple ingredient in most cakes, is it’s bloody brilliant at turning out a fabulous, moist, light, more-ish sponge. I reckon any old idiot could bake a winning cake with a bag of white flour and some sugar. But if like me, you’re avoiding white flour, because of its effect on blood sugar, some of the lower carb flour alternatives can play hard to get. Sometimes their flavour’s too strong, or the moisture evaporates, or you can open the oven door to a lead missile. Read more

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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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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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Millionaire's Slice

In my previous life, when I was wolfing down sugary treats on a regular basis, the thought of a Millionaire’s slice - shortbread, covered in thick caramel squidge, topped off with a fat dollop of chocolate – was often a compelling one. Read more

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Chocolate Babka

This is a bit of a wide ball. It contains wheat flour for a start…. Eek!   
AND….it’s got a tiny teaspoon of molasses in it… What???? Read more

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